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Do Puppies Need “Obedience” School?

Do Puppies Need “Obedience” School?

“Obedience” is not a relationship. “Obedience” is traditional dog sport where a dog performs exercises at the command of the handler for a short duration of time. Here’s what Jennifer thinks matters for new puppy owners.

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Therapy, Support & Service Dogs

Therapy, Support & Service Dogs

The popularity of using dogs to assist humans in various ways has absolutely skyrocketed in the past year or so. Here you’ll find some helpful information and FAQs.

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Pet Loss, Grief & Saying Good Bye

Pet Loss, Grief & Saying Good Bye

News isn’t good. It’s an aggressive tumour – a Hemangiosarcoma on the spleen. Nelda’s red blood cell count is down and she is going downhill fast. The tumour might rupture. She won’t get better and I don’t want her suffering. Pets are family and losing them can be devastating. Grief and sadness are real, so please be kind to yourself & call on friends for support.

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A “Rescue” Dog

A “Rescue” Dog

A rescue dog can be any breed, any age. They all have a history, which may or may not be known. They are unwanted, lost, found and usually untrained.

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Lefties, Pencil Holders & Punishment

Lefties, Pencil Holders & Punishment

In an era where tolerance and acceptance of differences is taught in schools, why aren’t we teaching how to understand animals and how to train them without causing fear and pain through punishment?

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Make your dog love you, more!

Make your dog love you, more!

Dogs have the amazing ability to love owners through thick or thin! When I think of the crappy training methods I used back in the dark days before I learned how to use reward based methods, I cringe!

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What has DDT got to do with Dog Training?

What has DDT got to do with Dog Training?

DDT also stands for “Dinosaur Dog Trainer”. Anyone can call themselves a dog trainer. Do your homework, check “qualifications”, professional memberships & watch a class before you sign up. Your dog will love you for it!

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