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Mental Health Assistance: A Growing Area for Service Dogs

In our last blog post, we discussed therapy and service animals. Most people are familiar with service animals like guide dogs or mobility assistance dogs, but lately more people than ever before are becoming aware of dogs that help people with … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for a Dog?

Everyone knows that a dog is man’s best friend. What people don’t know is that not everyone is meant to own a dog right now. Some people have enough time, money and patience for a new canine friend, and others should … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Dog Through Training

Dogs are living in a man’s world.  We have so many expectations about how our dogs should behave and conform to our world, but how many of us take the time to understand the world they came from, how they … Continue reading

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Dog Shows Explained: What’s the Fuss About?

With all the recent excitement surrounding the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about.  What really is the point of a dog show? There are many types of dog shows, but the … Continue reading

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Dogs That Lend a Helping Paw

Both the therapeutic and practical value of dogs and other animals has been pretty well established and accepted around the world.  You have probably heard of both service animals and therapy animals, but what really defines the difference between the … Continue reading

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All About Agility

Dog agility is, fundamentally, a dog handler and a dog working together to complete an obstacle course quickly and correctly.  Its popularity is growing rapidly around the world.  There are three major organizations involved in dog agility in the United … Continue reading

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Agility, Schutzhund and More: Dog Sports Explained

What’s what in the world of dog sports?  When I first started to follow my passion of working with dogs a few years ago, I was really curious about all the different dog sports that existed for dogs these days.  … Continue reading

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Housebreaking: Teaching Your Dog His “Throne” is Outside!

Housebreaking your dog is one of the most important things to teach him or her, and one of the most trying aspects of training. Having to constantly clean up your pet’s mess can be stressful, especially if you are trying … Continue reading

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How To Help Your Dog Avoid The Temptation of Holiday Aftermath

Once Christmas has come and gone, even if you boarded your dog through the stressful holiday week, the aftermath of the season can wreak havoc on your dog’s senses. Even the most well-trained of canines can falter when it comes to … Continue reading

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