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The Risks and Benefits of Vaccinating Puppies and Dogs

As responsible dog owners, most of us follow an annual routine. We take our dogs to their vet for their booster shots. In the end, we don’t want them to catch a deadly disease so we vaccinate them against everything there is a vaccine for. And we feel good about it. But wait a minute, I see my primary physician at least once per year and I know for sure that […]

 

 
 
 

How to Train a Dog to Sit

How to Train a Dog to Sit: In competitive obedience, there are some trainers that suggest teaching the Sit (and Down) as one of the last things before going to an obedience trial. Their reasoning is based on the observation that most dogs that have learned these commands early on don’t show Sit or Down with the speed and enthusiasm that a trial judge would want to see. While I […]

 

 
 
 

How to Train a Dog to Lay Down

How to Train a Dog to Lay Down and Stay In competitive obedience, there are some trainers that suggest teaching the Down (and Sit) as one of the last things before going to an obedience trial. Their reasoning is based on the observation that most dogs that have learned these commands early on don’t show Down or Sit with the speed and enthusiasm that a trial judge would want to […]