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Hand Targets

Hand Targets If you read the last Perfect Pooch blog ( you already know that many dogs do not really …

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Breed of the Week: Beagle

Beagle Appearance: The Beagle is bred to be a smaller version of a foxhound and comes in two varieties based …

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Recall – Why Most Dogs Don’t Really Know How

Recall – Why Most Dogs Don’t Really Know How Recall is a fancy word for being able to call your pooch back …

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Breed of the Week: Portuguese Water Dog

 Portuguese Water Dog Appearance: The Portuguese Water Dog, or Porti, stands at 17-23 inches at the shoulder and weighs 35-60lbs …

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Dogs and Dominance

Dominance “See? He’s trying to dominate me!” “Won’t he think he’s in charge?” No. No, your dog is doing whatever …

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Breed of the Week: Chihuahua

Chihuahua Appearance:  The Chihuahua is a toy breed weighing under 6lbs at maturity.  There are two coat types permissible- smooth …

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Breed of the Week: Collie

Collie Appearance:  The Collie stands 22-26 inches at the shoulder and weighs approximately 50-75lbs.  This breed comes in two styles …

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When You’re Done Training, Now What?

When You’re Done Training, Now What? When asked, “Have you started any training with your dog?” many owners report that …

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Breed of the Week: Weimaraner

Weimaraner Appearance:  The Weimaraner stands at 23-27 inches at the shoulder and weighs approximately 55-80 lbs.  This breed is designed …

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Daisy Duck (Foster) – Adopted

Hi!  My name is Daisy Duck and I am a small Chihuahua mix looking for a new home.  I am …

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Harmony (Foster)

Hi my name is Harmony and I am a small 40lb Black Lab mix looking for a forever home. I …

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Ozzie (Foster) – Adopted

Hi my name is Ozzie, or Evander Holyfield as my new friends affectionately call me.  Why such a funny nick …

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Vaccinations As a trainer and an employee of a dog care facility, I get to work with a lot of …

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Breed of the Week: Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier Appearance:  The Cairn Terrier stands at 9-10 inches at the shoulder and weighs ideally 13-14lbs.  This breed is …

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Dog Greetings

Dog Greetings In honor of “National Dog Bite Prevention Week” (May 18-24, 2014), here are a few reminders regarding dog …

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Summer Gatherings: Safety For You and Your Dog

Summer Gatherings: Safety For You and Your Dog Summer is approaching and that means tan lines, cold drinks and gatherings …

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Breed of the Week: Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier Appearance:  A strongly built muscular dog, the Bull Terrier is most often characterized by its wedge or football …

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The Leash

  The Leash I see dozens, if not hundreds, of dogs each week and every dog is generally wearing some …

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Breed of the Week: Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei Appearance:  The Shar-Pei is a compact dog weighing in at 45-60 lbs while remaining under 20 inches at …

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Does Your Dog Know What “Sit” Means?

Does Your Dog Know What “Sit” Means? You probably just scoffed when you read today’s topic and said, “Yes, of …

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Breed of the Week: Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback Appearance: Ridgebacks stand at 24-27 inches in height and weigh approximately 70-85lbs. The most distinctive physical feature of …

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What Play Looks Like

What Play Looks Like I could write pages and pages about dog body language and the various nuances that dogs …

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Breed of the Week: Vizsla


Vizsla Appearance: The Vizsla is a medium-sized hunting breed ranging from 21 to 24 inches in height. With a tight, …

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Heidi Hamels/Tiramisu (Foster) – Adopted

Hi I am Heidi Hamels, also known as Tiramisu, and I am a 2 year old brindle Pit mix. I …

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Spring Time Hazards

Spring Time Hazards Last week we touched on some great spring time activities for you and your pooch. This week …

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Leo (Foster) – Adopted

Hey my name is Leo, short for Leonardo Dicaprio. I am a Bulldog/American Terrier/Staffordshire mix and I am almost 3 …

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Rambo (Foster) – Adopted

Hey guys and gals! I am Rambo, a 4 month old Boxer/Lab mix. I was pulled from an animal control …

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Baily (Foster) – Adopted

Hi there, my name is Baily and I am a 1 year old male Shih Tzu mix. I have had …

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Breed of the Week: Maltese

Maltese Appearance: The Maltese is a diminutive dog weighing 4-7lbs. Most notable is the Maltese’s long white coat, black nose …

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Spring Fun With Your Pooch

Spring Fun With Your Pooch The winter weather has finally broken and what a winter it has been! Power outages, …

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Breed of the Week: 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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Jessica (Foster) – Adopted

Hi my name is Jessica and I am a 4 year old brown & white American Staffordshire Terrier mix. I …

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Dealing With A Cone Head In The House

Dealing With A Cone Head in the House If your dog has ever been injured or had surgery, you most …

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Breed of the Week: German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer Appearance: The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) stands at 21-25 inches and weighs approximately 45-70lbs with males being …

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Bezzo (Foster) – Adopted

Hey there I’m Bezzo, I am a 4 year old pure bred black Cane Corso Mastiff. The beginning of my …

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Breed of the Week: Bloodhound

Bloodhound Appearance: Standing at 24 – 26 inches in height, Bloodhounds average 100lbs in weight and are known for their …

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Having Your Dog Enjoy the Vet

Going to the vet is a routine aspect of your dog’s life. Whether it is her yearly shots or a …

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Breed of the Week: Borzoi

Borzoi Appearance: Borzoi are a minimum of 26 inches at the shoulder and can weigh up to 105lbs. Large and …

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When owning a dog, there are many situations where desensitization is very important. Desensitization is taking the opportunity to help …

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Dudley (Foster) – Adopted

Hi my name is Dudley and I am 2 year old Bull Terrier Mix. I am a really friendly guy, …

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