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House Training 101

House Training 101 House training your new puppy is vital to ensure that your puppy doesn’t go to the bathroom in the house or other undesired areas. This process is extremely important and requires patience as well as consistency. The more consistent you are with the following steps, the faster your puppy will learn the appropriate behavior. Having your dog …

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Breed of the Week: Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever Appearance: Standing at approximately 21-24 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 55 and 75 pounds, the Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in America. Goldens have a long reaching gait and coat ranging from light cream to dark rust in color and typically falling in two layers- a dense undercoat and flowing weather proof …

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Understanding Handling

Understanding Handling Teaching a puppy or dog to accept being handled by humans can be a huge benefit in your dog’s life. This will allow your dog to not only enjoy being pet, rubbed or stroked, but will also help your dog be calmer in times when handling is necessary. You want your dog to be as comfortable as possible, …

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Breed of the Week: Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd Appearance: Slightly longer than they are tall, the Australian Shepherd averages from 18 – 21 inches at the shoulder and is a fairly solid working dog. The coat color can vary from black to red with merle dogs having a gene that makes their coat and skin appear blotchy with diluted spots. Tan and white points or markings …

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Paddington (Foster) – Adopted

I am 1 year old male, brindle Staffordshire Terrier/Bulldog mix who is looking for a family to call my own. I just arrived here at the Perfect Pooch not too long ago, and I am starting to really come out of my shell. I have a big goofy personality, though I can be very timid at first. I am super …

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Mark/Martin (Foster) – Adopted

Hi!! I’m Mark, or sometimes known as Martin! I am a 3 year old Chihuahua mix, who loves people!! I haven’t had the easiest life so far, but I am doing my best to stay positive. I have been through quite a bit of homes and I am now here at Perfect Pooch where I am thriving! They are teaching …

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Laverne (Foster) – Adopted

Hi! My name is Laverne and I’m an 8 year old Dachshund. I’m a tad shy at first but once I get to know you, I love being held and sharing a warm chair. I’m very mellow and while I do enjoy playing with cats and smaller dogs, I’d appreciate a home where there’s not a lot of activity. If …

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Delco SPCA Low-Cost Vaccine & Microchipping Clinic

Does your pet need to be updated on vaccinations or need to be microchipped? The Delaware County SPCA is having one of their offsite low-cost vaccine and microchipping clinics here at The Pooch on Tuesday, February 4th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Shots range from $7 to $20 while each microchip is $35 and includes lifetime registration! The vaccinations offered are …

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The Importance of Exercising Your Dog

The Importance of Exercising Your Dog Exercise is a crucial part of a dog’s life. Despite age or size, your dog needs daily exercise. This will help stimulate your dog’s mind, keep muscles active, help him/her stay at a healthy body weight, and to help the body function properly. Depending on your dog’s breed (for example, short nose breeds like …

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Breed of the Week: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Appearance: Cavaliers range from 12-13 inches at the shoulder and weigh anywhere between 13 and 18lbs. They are a small, toy breed that have four distinct color patterns: blenheim, tri-color, black and tan, and ruby. Cavaliers’ coats are long with feathering at the ears, legs, and tail. These small dogs have large, well-set eyes that give …

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