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    November Newsletter

    We are so thankful to have you as part of the Perfect Pooch family! The November edition of “The Pooch Press!” is full of great tips and tricks! Top breed this month has been given to the Miniature American Shepherds (one of the newest AKC breeds!), as …

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    Young Dog Interactions

    Dealing with a multigenerational dog family? Or do you have a young dog who doesn’t know how to take a hint? Dogs are not always great at knowing how to interact with other dogs appropriately, especially young dogs. Whenever you add a puppy to the …

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    Prey Drive and Play

    Prey Drive and Play Dogs are descended from wolves. In fact, they are so closely related that they can interbreed and create viable young. Being that wolves are predators, this means that dogs also have a formidable prey drive. They enjoy the hunt! Through the …

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    October Newsletter

    Trick or Treat! The October edition of “The Pooch Press!” is pretty sweet! Top breed this month has been snatched by Pugs, as Tori gets blinded by our employee spotlight! This month we turn the focus of the foster dog section on a sweet but nervous pup …

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  • The Recall Game

    The Recall Game Does your pooch come when you call them?  Do they come every time? One of the most common answers a trainer will hear when they ask this questions is, “she comes when she wants to” or “he comes when he knows he …

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    Loose Leash Walking

    Loose Leash Walking We have already discussed various aspects of walking skills from the leash and other tools, how not to use a leash, and what to do if your dog is developing leash reactivity on walks. We have talked a lot about walking! Walking …

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    Crate Games

    Crate Games With school and work picking up for the Fall, there is a good chance that your dog is going to be spending more time in their crate if they are being crated when home alone. A crate is a great way to keep …

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    Asking Questions

    Asking Questions In the past few weeks, just as summer is drawing to a close and people are boarding their pets for last minute vacations, there have been a few news stories across the country of dogs ending up injured at the hands of so …

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    September Newsletter

    Here is the September edition of  “The Pooch Press!” as we slip into fall!  This month Poodles have claimed the breed of the month title while we turn our employee spotlight on Steve! Our awesome foster dog Herman is waiting to meet his furever family!

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    People Greeting Dogs

    People Greeting Dogs A few months ago we looked at how dogs greet each other on leash, or better yet, how they shouldn’t. We did not, however, address how you should greet dogs or ask people to greet your dog when they are on a …

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    August Newsletter

    Here is this edition of  “The Pooch Press!” to help you get through the dog days of summer!  This month Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have claimed the breed of the month title while we turn our employee spotlight on Antoine! Our adorable foster pup Toad is waiting to jump …

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    Praise

    Praise As humans, we are able to understand the various ways words can be used. We understand that one word can have many meanings in various situations and that different words can be used to mean the same thing.  Unfortunately, your dog is not so …

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