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Cavaletti Training… For Show Dogs!

October 13, 2012


I have done Cavaletti training with my dogs, and I am a big fan. Basically, it’s walking and trotting your dog over poles. Naturally, there’s a lot more to it, so I’ll let an expert explain it. I’ve edited this article, courtesy of Ed & Pat Gilberts’ K-9 Seminars. (Copyright 2012) Background info on Cavaletti […]

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Hot New Job Fields… for Dogs

August 31, 2012


Herding is a great job for a dog

Unemployment in today’s economy may be bad, but it’s far worse for dogs! Animals that used to be workers are slowly becoming fat pets. On the one hand, this seems like a pretty sweet deal for dogs: food, water, and shelter without the work! However- many dogs get depressed and neurotic without a purpose, much […]

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The Best Dog Collars, Period.

August 14, 2012


Best Affordable Dog Collars

Okay- first of all, this is NOT a paid post, nor do I get a commission for anything they sell. If you haven’t bought collars from Gun Dog Supply, you are seriously missing out. Though the website store is a little confusing, the collars are an amazing buy. They are extremely good quality, and come […]

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Autism Service Dogs Can Save Lives

July 24, 2012


service dog puppy

Most everyone has heard of guide dogs for the blind, and there are hundreds of organizations around the world dedicated to providing these specially trained animals. Service dogs for children with autism, on the other hand, are just now catching on. Autism is a serious developmental disorder that results in impaired social and communication skills. […]

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The 4 Most Common Training Mistakes

July 19, 2012


According to dog trainer Joyce Gifford, every dog owner has bad habits. Here is her list of the top 4 offenders: 1. Calling a dog to you only to punish them, or do something they do not like. Never make your dog come to you to do its nails, put it in its crate, or […]

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Baby Puppy Leash Breaking

July 12, 2012


Following the puppy

Long before puppies are sent to their forever homes, you can give them a great start by laying the foundations of leash breaking. As babies, make sure puppies have collars on to identify them. This ensures that they are comfortable wearing a collar, and helps prepare them for “real life.” At a week or two […]

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