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Ways to Walk Your Dog

Where you walk influences how you walk.  Responsible dog owners walk their dogs with extra focus and control when they are in crowded areas such as narrow sidewalks or community festivals. Controlled walking, where the dog remains near the handler’s leg, typically includes an automatic sit. a particularly useful skill […]


Does your dog EARN his privileges? Uppity Dogs vs. Balanced Dogs 

What’s an “uppity” dog?  We consider dogs “uppity” when they have an attitude towards their owners that hinders obedience training, manners and a peaceful household. Owners of these dogs are frequently frustrated and believe their dogs are stubborn, won’t listen and/or can’t be trained.   What’s a “balanced” dog?  This […]


What’s in a Name?

Some puppies and dogs come to us with names.  For many of us, part of the joy in getting a new puppy is the fun we have with choosing the best name. Many respected breeders have a kennel name and a theme for each litter of puppies, which can add […]


A Merry Canine Christmas

As your family gathers ‘round the Christmas tree, here are tips for keeping Fido entertained and on Santa’s nice list. Vigorous exercise an hour or two before family gatherings will make it easier for Fido to relax. When the household activity level becomes overwhelming, let Fido take a nap in […]