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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 lucky when it comes to verbal communication. Dogs are phenomenal at exhibiting and reading body …

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Why Are Some Behaviors Hard To Eliminate?

Why Are Some Behaviors Hard To Eliminate? Almost every dog has a behavior that the owners don’t enjoy. The most common offenders are jumping, pulling and barking. Since we know that we can train a dog to any number of behaviors using positive reinforcement, people often ask us to train their dog not to do a behavior and assume it’s …

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Is This Fun For Your Dog?

Is This Fun For Your Dog? Summertime is the arguably one of the best times to be a dog: long days, vacations with your family or to a fun kennel, lots to see and smell outdoors! Most people with well-behaved dogs do enjoy taking their dogs out with them and you will often see dogs at picnics, street festivals, hiking, …

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Trixie (Foster) ADOPTED

Trixie is a young lady who we rescued with her puppies from an overcrowded shelter in hopes of providing them a better opportunity to find their forever homes! Trixie took really good care of her puppies and she is now ready to find her forever home! She would LOVE a home that has another dog, but unfortunately she cannot live …

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Milo (Foster) ADOPTED

Meet Milo! Milo is a 3 – 4 year old purebred Chihuahua hoping to find a true forever home. He would prefer to be spoiled in an adult-only home, and if his new parents have experience with Chihuahuas – even better! Milo could live with other calm dogs who are similar to his size. Milo is up to date on …

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“My Dog Would Never Bite”

“My Dog Would Never Bite” “My dog would never bite” is always a favorite phrase for most trainers, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians.  There really is no such thing as never.  Is there a very low probability that your dog would bite under their normal routine circumstances? That’s very likely true.  The problem is, when most dogs do bite, it is …

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Murphy (Foster) ADOPTED

Hi folks, my name is Murphy and I am told I am very photogenic- don’t you agree?! I am friendly, easy to walk on the leash and social with other dogs. I’d love a home with children to play with but it’s not required. I came to the Delco SPCA from a high volume shelter and boy am I glad …

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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 or cue. For example, teaching a dog to sit when given a “sit” cue.  This is definitely one aspect of training and can be hugely beneficial and fun, especially when training complex behaviors or silly tricks!  There is, however, another …

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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 those who have served, along with it comes fireworks, picnics, and (finally!) the official start of summer. Unfortunately, a really fun event for you can be a really scary experience for your pooch. Here are just a few tips to make …

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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 boxer who is about 4 years old. He traveled all of the way from an overcrowded southern facility to join our awesome adoptables. Oscar does very well with other dogs but would prefer not to have a feline friend in …

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