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Why Hire A Trainer?

Why Hire A Trainer? As a professional dog trainer, I often get caught up in conversations online and in person where I advise people to find a certified dog trainer. I tend to get a bunch of excuses or “reasons” why that’s not an option.  This actually just happened to me last week on a social media site where an acquaintance …

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Breed of the Week: Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog Appearance: The Spanish Water Dog is a medium sized dog standing at approximately 16-19 inches and weighing approximately 30-45lbs.  This breed has a characteristically single layer curly coat that was originally sheared like a sheep seasonally. The coat requires minimal to moderate care and can be a solid brown, black, beige or white, or potentially parti-colored with …

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Dogs & Generalizing

Dogs & Generalizing You may or may not have heard that dogs are poor at generalizing and that you should practice in all different places.  What exactly does this mean? Generalizing a behavior for your dog means teaching them that a cue means the same thing in any environment or scenario.  For example, “sit” means “put your bottom on the ground” …

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Breed of the Week: Spinone Italiano

Spinone Italiano Appearance: The Spinone stands at 22-27 inches and weighs approximately 65-85 lbs. The Spinone has a dense wiry coat that can be combinations of white, roan, orange, or brown and requires surprisingly limited coat care.  One of the more distinguishing features of the breed is their profuse eyebrow and beard ruff and docked tails. Temperament: The Spinone was …

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Breed of the Week: Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog Appearance: Bernese Mountain Dogs stand at 23-27 inches and weigh approximately 100lbs.  A large dog with an expansive coat, this breed is most known for its tri-color pattern and expressive eyes.  The Bernese Mountain Dog requires moderate to excessive grooming and sheds year round. Temperament: The Bernese Mountain Dog was bred to pull weight in cool climates and …

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Dogs and Babies: How the Two Should Meet

Dogs and Babies: How the Two Should Meet If you are expecting a new baby, there are plenty of things you can do to make the introduction to your dog easier on all parties involved.  The best time to start working with your dog in preparation for a new baby is as soon as you find out you are expecting a …

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Breed of the Week: Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier Appearance: The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, is a small breed that should not exceed 7 lbs and stands approximately 6-7inches at the shoulder.  One of the most distinguishing features of this breed is the long silky coat that is blue and tan in color and is often decorated with bows to keep hair out of the eyes. Most …

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Breed of the Week: Pug

Pug Appearance: The Pug is a small square breed with an overall compact appearance weighing 14-18lbs.  One of the Pug’s defining features is the obvious brachycephalic or flattened face which gives this breed its distinctive expression and sound.  The Pug can be fawn or black in color and has a smooth tight coat that requires minimal grooming. Temperament: Outgoing and …

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Herman (Foster)

Herman, is a wonderful yellow Lab blend with an amazing cream coat and very soulful brown eyes. He came to the Delco SPCA Adoption Center recently because his household was too busy, with lots of people coming in and out and Herman wasn’t really enjoying his home life anymore. He is a 50 lbs baby- shy and insecure at times, very …

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Abby Rose (Foster) – Adopted

Miss Abby Rose is a brindle Beagle blend beauty and at only 27 lbs, she is a petite lady too! Abby Rose is about a year and a half & is a spit-fire, always on the move and ready for anything! She is very active and will need a home that has lots of time to take her running, walking …

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