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Boxer

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 Boxer is a square dog with a short back and a tight, dense coat. They require minimal grooming, though ears and wrinkles should be checked frequently. Like many bully breeds, the Boxer has a shortened muzzle and broad skull and …

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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 years old, I’m very cuddly & people oriented& I bond quickly to new friends. I already have some training under my belt and do well with basic commands and basic leash skills. I will even lie down when I see …

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Arthur

Arthur (Foster) ADOPTED

Arthur is an island boy – all the way from Puerto Rico! Arthur is a young retriever blend, maybe about 11 months old. He only weighs about 26 pounds. Arthur loves other dogs and they help him feel a bit braver, so his forever home must have at least one other dog friendly dog. Arthur is shy but is slowly …

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Cash

Cash (Foster) ADOPTED

Meet Cash! Cash is a handsome 1 year old energetic Spaniel/Pit mix. Cash came to us from Delaware County SPCA in need of some socialization and basic obedience skills. He likes playing with other dogs and is very affectionate and active. He’ll need a home that can give him some training to work on basic obedience. Cash would fit best …

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Tweety

Tweety (Foster)

Hi there, my name is Tweety… I hear that birds tweet, but don’t worry I’m definitely a dog, I just have a cool name! I recently made a short trip from another local crowded facility to the Delaware County SPCA adoption center in hopes of finding my forever home! I am about 2 years old and weigh around 52lbs. I’m …

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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 dog breed bias or illustrate the kindness or trainability of “bully” breeds.  We all love to see these images and anyone who has ever lived with and loved a dog can appreciate the messages behind these lovely posts.  Unfortunately, a …

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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: http://perfect-pooch.com/indoor-fun/).  One thing I left out was the opportunity to work through training exercises in a fun and meaningful way. For most people, training your dog can be a chore, if you work on training your dog at all.  Training …

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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 3-7lbs.   This diminutive breed is most easily recognized by its profuse double coat which can come in any color or combination of colors.  This breed requires regular grooming and is often described as being fox-like in appearance. Temperament: An extremely …

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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 already letting them slip.  While most resolutions end up on the back burner by Valentine’s Day, there are a few simple goals you can set for your pooch this year that might even tie in with your own personal goals: …

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Drive Blog

Dog Drives

I was in a class recently with my dog and a few other training teams (yes, I still take classes and seminars with my dogs, see: http://perfect-pooch.com/when-youre-done-training-now-what/) when the concept of ‘drive’ came up in discussion.  Lately there has been quite a bit of talk in training circles about drives and motivation, but I don’t think most owners understand these concepts …

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