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Group Classes

Group Classes There are plenty of options out there for dog training. Literally any one can call themselves a dog trainer and conduct lessons or classes its important to figure out the best trainer and training type for your dog. I am not going to focus on how to pick the right trainer, though I do recommend utilizing the expertise …

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The Wrong Dog

 The Wrong Dog There are plenty of resources to help you pick the right dog for you and your family, including books, breed parent clubs and even good old Google.  While there are many factors to take into consideration from coat type to energy level and size, many people end up with a pet that does not quite fit into …

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Breed of the Week: Samoyed

Samoyed Appearance: The Samoyed is a powerful working dog that stands 19-23 inches and weighs approximately 40-65lbs with females being smaller than males.  They are a spitz-type breed and meant to work in cold weather so they have a dense double layer white coat that can range from pure white to biscuit and requires lots of regular grooming and maintenance, …

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Temperament

What Is Dog Temperament?

What Is Dog Temperament? Last week I talked a little bit about Breed Specific Legislation and I mentioned that a Pit Bull is not actually a breed, but rather, a very vague type of dog (see: http://perfect-pooch.com/what-is-breed-specific-legislation/).  I just wanted to go over temperament a little bit and explain why breed types exist, what a dog’s temperament is, and how …

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Breed of the Week: Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky Appearance: The Siberian Husky stands at 20-23 inches and weighs approximately 40-60lbs, with females being noticeably smaller than males.   A medium-sized working dog, the Husky has erect, alert ears and a profuse coat that requires moderate to excessive care.  The Husky can have any coat color and often has striking facial markings and light eyes. Temperament: Huskies are …

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What Is Breed Specific Legislation?

What Is Breed Specific Legislation? Breed specific legislation, or BSL, are any laws or regulations that discriminate based on breed.  Period.  So what’s the big deal? There has been a lot of talk recently in the news and around the web regarding these policies, but why?  This type of policy exists in the hope to protect people from potential danger.  …

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Breed of the Week: English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel Appearance: The English Springer Spaniel stands at approximately 19-20 inches in height and weigh approximately 40-50lbs, with males being slightly larger and heavier.  The Springer has a smooth, double coat with feathering on all extremities and a short docked tail.  They can be any combination of white, black, liver or tricolor with roan markings. Temperament: The Springer …

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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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