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Guidelines to Manage Leash Reactivity

Guidelines to Manage Leash Reactivity

Use the most effective tools: I suggest a Gentle Leader and standard 5-6’ leash. Teach alternative behaviors: Distract your dog by having them focus on you, heel quickly or sit and stay. Anticipate the behavior and be ready to get your dog refocused on something else....
Local Rescue Organizations

Local Rescue Organizations

Short ‘n Sweet Dog Rescue Jack Creek Road Templeton, CA 93465 Debby@shortnsweetdogrescue.org http://www.shortnsweetdogrescue.org Foxy Doxy Dachshund Rescue (805) 461-5403 http://www.foxydoxydachshundrescue.com Meade Canine Rescue Foundation P.O. Box 252 Creston,...
Body Talk

Body Talk

     Puppies are taught communication skills by their mother and littermates at an early age. In addition to vocalizing, they learn communication via body language. Just as we humans use body language to emphasize or reinforce what we’re saying, so do dogs. For...

One Size Fits All

I see this tag in department stores, boutiques and clothing tents on Venice boardwalk. Yes, one size fits all, unless your hips are too big, or if they would just put a teensy more elastic in the waistband. But what, you ask, does this have to do with dogs? What is my...
How Dogs Learn

How Dogs Learn

Although a litter is borne from one mother, it is possible there are multiple fathers involved. This means that the genetic predisposition of each puppy in terms of behavior, illness, colorings and all things biological may be difficult, if not impossible, to...