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When Training Isn’t Really Training

When Training Isn’t Really Training Most people think of training as teaching a dog to perform a behavior on command …

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June Newsletter

Welcome to another installment of “The Pooch Press!” In honor of the upcoming summer, June’s issue has info. on keeping your …

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Memorial Day Dog Safety

Memorial Day Dog Safety Memorial Day is almost here! While we use this three day weekend to reflect and honor …

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Punishment Defined

What Is Punishment? We can go on and on about the costs and benefits of punishing a dog or using …

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Oscar (Foster)

Now this is a face you can fall in love with quickly, eh? Meet Oscar, an awesome pure bred white …

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Uma (Foster) ADOPTED

Say Hello to Uma! Uma is a 4 month old puppy whose ready to meet you today. Uma was transferred …

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May Newsletter

Welcome to another installment of “The Pooch Press!” This month has information on our special group training classes being offered …

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Is it Time to Add a Second Dog?

Is Adding A Second Dog Right For You? You and your dog are settled in, you know what to expect …

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Donald Trump (Foster) ADOPTED

Donald Trump has made a visit to our adoption center!! Donald is an American Cocker Spaniel who is around 38lbs …

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Bertha (Foster) ADOPTED

Meet our sweet girl Bertha! Bertha is a 7 year old, 9 pound Yorkie Brussels Griffon blend and just wants …

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Runaway Pooches

What To Do When Your Dog Goes Missing Lately, social media has been up in arms posting every missing and …

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April Newsletter

Introducing, “The Pooch Press,” the first of what will be a monthly newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with the latest …

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Tail Wags

Tail Wagging Dogs wag their tails when they are happy. right?  Most people approach tail wagging dogs expecting a joyful …

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Jim (Foster) ADOPTED

Jim is a 3 year old Chihuahua blend and weighs around 7lbs. He is active, young and can be a …

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Dobby (Foster) Adopted

Hola, I’m Dobby! I am a young hound blend weighing about 35 lbs who originally came all of the way …

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Killian (Foster) ADOPTED

My name is Killian and in honor of Pit Bull Celebration month, I am only $40. I have a gorgeous …

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Litter-mate Syndrome

Litter-mate Syndrome Bringing home two puppies at the same time can seem like a great idea! Dogs are social animals …

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Puppy Realities

Puppy Realities Spring is here and many people are starting their hunt for a future furry family member.  What an …

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Spring Safety

Spring Safety It’s hard to believe with snow still on the ground, but spring is almost upon us! With the …

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Breed of the Month: Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever Appearance: Standing at approximately 21-24 inches at the shoulder and weighing in at 55-75lbs, the Golden Retriever is …

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Picking the Best Dog Food

Picking the Best Dog Food Walking into a pet store and trying to choose the best dog food for your …

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Can Your Dog Eat That Pizza Crust?

Can Your Dog Eat That Pizza Crust? Along the same lines as walking through doorways (see: http://perfect-pooch.com/who-should-go-through-a-door-first/) and sleeping in …

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Bubba (Foster) ADOPTED

Bubba’s adoption fee has been sponsored by a generous donor which means he’s free to your GREAT home today!* Bubba …

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Who Should Go Through a Door First?

Who Should Go Through a Door First? Who is supposed to walk through an entry way first, you or your …

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Dog In Bed

Do You Let Your Dog Sleep In Bed?

Do You Let Your Dog Sleep In Bed? During every new client consult I, and most other trainers, will ask …

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Breed of the Month: Boxer

Boxer Appearance: The Boxer stands at 21-25 inches and weighs approximately 55-70lbs, with males being substantially larger than females. The …

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Patch (Foster) – ADOPTED

Hello my name is Patch and I’m a low energy guy with a lot of love to give. Likely 2-3 …

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Arthur (Foster) ADOPTED

Arthur is an island boy – all the way from Puerto Rico! Arthur is a young retriever blend, maybe about …

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Cash (Foster) ADOPTED

Meet Cash! Cash is a handsome 1 year old energetic Spaniel/Pit mix. Cash came to us from Delaware County SPCA …

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Tweety (Foster)

Hi there, my name is Tweety… I hear that birds tweet, but don’t worry I’m definitely a dog, I just …

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Harmful Good Intentions

Harmful Good Intentions Every few months some video or image pops up in the media with the intention to dispel …

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Make Training Fun!

Make Training Fun! Last week I brought up plenty of fun ways to keep your pooch active this winter (see: …

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Indoor Fun

Indoor Fun Winter is here! Snow, cold weather and shorter days are finally upon us. If you have an active …

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Breed of the Month: Pomeranian

Pomeranian Appearance: The Pomeranian is the smallest Finnish Spitz-type dog, standing at only 5-11 inches at the shoulder and weighing …

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions This time of year many of us are making New Year’s Resolutions and some of us are …

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Dog Drives

I was in a class recently with my dog and a few other training teams (yes, I still take classes …

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Leash Reactivity

Leash Reactivity One of the most common behavior concerns we deal with is leash reactivity in other wise friendly dogs.  …

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Growls Are Good

Growls are Good That sounds like a strange title, right?  Who would want to have a dog that growls?  Well, …

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Winter Socialization

Winter Socialization Getting a puppy in the winter can be very appealing: holiday puppies can be adorable in photo opts, …

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Recall Rehab

Recall Rehab

Recall Rehab In a previous post we discussed recalls and how to teach them as simply as possible (http://perfect-pooch.com/recall-why-most-dogs-dont-really-know-how/), but …

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