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Leash Reactivity

Leash Reactivity One of the most common behavior concerns we deal with is leash reactivity in other wise friendly dogs.  Reactivity, in the simplest sense, is an overreaction to stimuli in the environment, most commonly other dogs or people. Leashes, fences and other barriers tend to exaggerate this overreaction and cause a class of behaviors referred to as barrier, or …

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Growls Are Good

Growls are Good That sounds like a strange title, right?  Who would want to have a dog that growls?  Well, if you look at it from a behavior and training perspective, growling is in fact a good thing in many cases. Growling is an obvious form of communication and can often lead to bite prevention.  A dog who is growling …

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Winter Socialization

Winter Socialization Getting a puppy in the winter can be very appealing: holiday puppies can be adorable in photo opts, long chilly nights spent indoors seem like perfect bonding time, and everyone wants to come home to a wiggly, happy puppy after a cold wet day. There is also the appeal of having a well-behaved dog by summer break. What …

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Recall Rehab

Recall Rehab In a previous post we discussed recalls and how to teach them as simply as possible (http://perfect-pooch.com/recall-why-most-dogs-dont-really-know-how/), but there is one type of situation where I see a recall ruined the most that I wanted to discuss today. I have seen plenty of dogs ignore their owners recall and plenty of owners using their recall incorrectly. The one …

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Group Classes

Group Classes There are plenty of options out there for dog training. Literally any one can call themselves a dog trainer and conduct lessons or classes its important to figure out the best trainer and training type for your dog. I am not going to focus on how to pick the right trainer, though I do recommend utilizing the expertise …

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Breed of the Week: Samoyed

Samoyed Appearance: The Samoyed is a powerful working dog that stands 19-23 inches and weighs approximately 40-65lbs with females being smaller than males.  They are a spitz-type breed and meant to work in cold weather so they have a dense double layer white coat that can range from pure white to biscuit and requires lots of regular grooming and maintenance, …

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What Is Dog Temperament?

What Is Dog Temperament? Last week I talked a little bit about Breed Specific Legislation and I mentioned that a Pit Bull is not actually a breed, but rather, a very vague type of dog (see: http://perfect-pooch.com/what-is-breed-specific-legislation/).  I just wanted to go over temperament a little bit and explain why breed types exist, what a dog’s temperament is, and how …

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Breed of the Week: Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky Appearance: The Siberian Husky stands at 20-23 inches and weighs approximately 40-60lbs, with females being noticeably smaller than males.   A medium-sized working dog, the Husky has erect, alert ears and a profuse coat that requires moderate to excessive care.  The Husky can have any coat color and often has striking facial markings and light eyes. Temperament: Huskies are …

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What Is Breed Specific Legislation?

What Is Breed Specific Legislation? Breed specific legislation, or BSL, are any laws or regulations that discriminate based on breed.  Period.  So what’s the big deal? There has been a lot of talk recently in the news and around the web regarding these policies, but why?  This type of policy exists in the hope to protect people from potential danger.  …

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Breed of the Week: English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel Appearance: The English Springer Spaniel stands at approximately 19-20 inches in height and weigh approximately 40-50lbs, with males being slightly larger and heavier.  The Springer has a smooth, double coat with feathering on all extremities and a short docked tail.  They can be any combination of white, black, liver or tricolor with roan markings. Temperament: The Springer …

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