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A collection of articles written by Linda Kaim on the State of Dog.
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A lot of potential client contacts include some form of "My dog won't come when I call him". It says a lot about the relationship they are currently experiencing with their dogs when they initiate a conversation with that statement. It isn't too difficult to figure...read more
I got a call from a friend the other day. She had taken the opportunity to catch her breath from wrestling a 4 pound landshark of the Poodle variety. The dog had just laid her hand open when trying to extract it from a crate. Needless to say, my friend was shocked...read more
People don't train their dogs because they are misguided in the belief that "(s)he is a puppy and will 'grow' out of it". People don't train their dogs because their spouse/son/daughter/mother/father/neighbor/casual acquaintance "is a dog trainer" and will "help them...read more
Because training your dog is less of a burden on either you or the community in which you reside. Because training your dog makes him a welcome asset in any environment and sets a positive example for the general public, many of whom may not even like dogs. Because...read more
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6FGF9dfTk In the second video of the set, the same conditions apply with the additional application of an electronic dog training collar. The electronic dog training collar is used as a conditioned reinforcer that enables the dog to...read more
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSyurPPXhB8 Using a buckle collar and a leash in a fixed position, watch carefully how the puppy learns to make eye contact without auditory input. Articulating my physical position and fixing the leash length in opposition to the...read more
This was taken out of one dogs' gut, at one time. Apparently, a 7 month old Labrador Retriever was admitted to the Campbell River Veterinary Hospital in British Columbia with lack of appetite and loose stools. A Gastronomy was performed to liberate this pup of its...read more
Designer Dogs, Doodles and Poos There is a conundrum regarding the validity of claims surrounding the "designer dog" market. First we must distinguish what makes a pure breed of dog, what constitutes a mutt, mongrel or mixed bred dog, and what exactly is a "designer...read more
Choosing a Dog Trainer When choosing a Dog Trainer, selecting a Dog Obedience Training School or Problem Dog Behavior Counseling, Lionheart K9 offers some valid and worthwhile tips to help you make the right decision: Whether you are looking for dog training tips on...read more
Choosing a Pure Bred Dog or purchasing a Pure Breed Puppy for Your Household Choosing the 'right dog' for your household should be less of the impulse buy it has become to a heavily researched, informed decision. More emphasis is placed on the refrigerator in your...read more