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March Newsletter

Beware the Ides of Mutt! It’s just your luck, the March edition of “The Pooch Press!” is finally here! Irish Setters are as good as a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow as they win the luck of the draw, i.e., “Breed of the Month” honors. Like senate knives through Caesar, our employee spotlight is piercing our yard staff/general repair …

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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 named Dill!

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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 is getting something for it.” The biggest problem with this answer is that your dog must …

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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 called “trainers.” See: Here, Here, or Here if you want to see just a few …

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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 leash. Earlier this week, I worked with a dog who is a little head shy, …

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Runaway Pooches

What To Do When Your Dog Goes Missing Lately, social media has been up in arms posting every missing and lost dog, helping families reunite with their furry loved ones. It’s an amazing use of a huge network of individuals dealing with the sad reality that many dogs go missing every year.  Almost every dog owner can recount a moment when …

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Tail Wags

Tail Wagging Dogs wag their tails when they are happy. right?  Most people approach tail wagging dogs expecting a joyful greeting and see a dog’s tail as an indicator of mood: wagging tails are happy tails and low tucked tails are scared tails.  Right?  Actually, it’s not quite so simple.  New research is constantly delving into canine body language and …

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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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The Wrong Dog

 The Wrong Dog There are plenty of resources to help you pick the right dog for you and your family, including books, breed parent clubs and even good old Google.  While there are many factors to take into consideration from coat type to energy level and size, many people end up with a pet that does not quite fit into …

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