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Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2014’

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Breed of the Week: Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Appearance: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever, or Chessie, was designed to be an all-purpose retriever with proficiency on land and in water. This means they are a medium sized dog standing at 21-26 inches and weighing 55-75lbs with males being substantially larger than females.  This breed has a characteristic curl to their coat which aide in water repellence ad …

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Public Access

Public Access Every week I field a few calls from interested prospective clients looking to train their pet to become a service dog. However, I often find that people are confusing service dogs with therapy dogs or an emotional support animal. More and more people are now utilizing dogs for various tasks that make them more visible in public places, which is amazing!  …

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Papillon

Breed of the Week: Papillon

Papillon Appearance: The Papillon is a small, fine-boned breed that stands 8-11 inches in height with a long single coat of silky hair.  The most unique feature of this breed are the large rounded ears which give the dog the look of a butterfly or moth.  This breed requires minimal grooming and must have a white coat with colored markings. …

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Luring & Rewarding vs. Bribing

Luring & Rewarding vs. Bribing If you have trained with Perfect Pooch this year, you probably heard a lot about rewarding your dog for 90% of their good behaviors until they have a 90% proficiency rate.  You were probably also told, more than once, to get the treat out of your command hand!  Why is it so important to reward …

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Cane Corso

Breed of the Week: Cane Corso

Cane Corso Appearance: A large breed, the Cane Corso stands at 23-27 inches and ideally weighs 88-99lbs. The Corso often has cropped ears and tail giving them an imposing appearance.  With a tight short coat of almost any color, the Cane Corso requires minimal grooming. Temperament: Initially bred for protection, the Cane Corso bonds closely with family members but can …

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Back to School

Back to School Summer is officially over. It may not feel that way outside, but kids are back to school this week and the daylight hours are dwindling.  All that free time at home and extra hours playing outside are over, for you and for your dog.  As the school year routine kicks into full gear, it is important to remember that …

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Breed of the Week: Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise Appearance: The Bichon Frise stands at 9.5-11.5 inches and can weigh anywhere from 11 to 15 lbs.  A small square dog, this breed is most often characterized by their dense white coat which requires moderate to excessive care. Most pet owners choose to keep the coat short in a puppy cut.  They have bright alert expressions with black …

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