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Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2014’

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Building A Relationship With Your Dog

Building A Relationship With Your Dog Everyone who works with or competes with a dog knows that you need to have a solid relationship in order to perform at peak levels.  While people used to use the idiom, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you” as a guideline for working with a dog, we now know that feeding your dog …

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Breed of the Week: Flat Coated Retriever

Flat Coated Retriever Appearance: The Flat Coated Retriever stands at 22-24 inches and weighs approximately 55-70lbs.  Unlike other more common retrievers, this breed has a characteristically smooth skull with little to no stop or check definition giving them a more regal appearance.  Flat Coated Retrievers have a have a solid black or liver coat that lies smoothly against the body …

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Blondie (Foster) – Adopted

Blondie is a wonderful white and tan 35 lbs hound/terrier blend looking for the perfect home. She found herself at a local high volume shelter, so she was brought to Delaware County SPCA’s safe haven to work with her and get her all adoption ready, which she is right now! Blondie likes playing with other dogs and is very affectionate …

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Halloween

Halloween Hints

Halloween Hints Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year for everyone but it is important to keep a few important things in mind to ensure a safe experience for your pooch. The most obvious risk to your dog is ingesting candy. Everyone knows chocolate and chemical sweeteners, such as xylitol, can be dangerous to your dog. In reality, chocolate …

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Breed of the Week: Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier Appearance: The Airedale Terrier stands at approximately 23 inches and weighs between 45 and 70lbs with females being slightly smaller than males.  Airedales have a tight, wiry coat that can have a slight wave and sheds very little.  Many enthusiasts choose to have the coat hand stripped as traditional clipper grooming can alter the feel and water resistance …

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Uncommon Common Sense

Uncommon Common Sense There are plenty of things we do with our dogs that make perfect sense to us, but don’t quite work for our dogs.  What do you do when common sense doesn’t work? Unfortunately, dogs don’t quite think the way we do which can lead to plenty of frustrating behaviors or misbehaviors.  Some of these have even been …

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Stress

Stress

Stress You may have heard that there are good stressors and bad stressors in the world, but what does that mean for our dogs?  Dogs obviously feel what we consider to be bad stress. If you have ever had a dog scared of thunderstorms or the mailman, you have seen what a stressed out dog can look like.  Some less obvious …

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Breed of the Week: Bergamasco

Bergamasco Appearance: This large, heavy-boned breed stands at 22-23 inches in height and weighs anywhere from 60-85lbs with males being substantially heavier.  The defining feature of this breed is the unique tri-layer coat that forms flocks, looking much like dread locks to provide weather and environmental protection.  The unusual coat can range from light gray to a matte black but …

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