An important part of dog training involves a step called distraction proofing, which reinforces the commands and behaviors that a dog has learned by making sure they are able to follow through even when distractions are present. Some trainers view this as the final phase of training, while others integrate it in with the rest […]
One of the most challenging aspects of our life is how we manage our time. Our time is precious to us, yet at the same time it is fleeting. It is the one commodity in our lives that cannot be lent to, or borrowed from, others. As the psalm (later a song) says – “A […]
by Tundra Ice The Flat-Coated Retriever is an AKC registered dog breed. The following article reviews the breed. Being a confident and outgoing dog breed, the Flat Coated Retriever has an innate desire to please their owner. The dog is also very athletic and requires daily exercise like running, walking, fetching and swimming. The breed […]
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your pooch? How about one of the many Dog Beds available? A dog bed can offer both both you and your best friend comfort, warmth, and security. Not only that, but it is the best way to make sure your dog gets the proper rest it deserves after energy depleting activities. […]
A Reader Asks… I am taking my dogs to San Francisco for a weekend. They are medium-sized dogs (55 pounds or so). What can I do with them other than take them to a dog park or the beach? Do any restaurants allow dogs to sit outside with their owners while the people eat? Thanks!
A Reader Asks… We are headed to Goose Creek, SC for 5 days in November for a Navy graduation ceremony. We are torn between taking our two dogs, one medium sized the other small, with us or kenneling them. I really don’t want to kennel them unless we have to. We will also be spending […]
All dog breeds were developed for a purpose. Some breeds were developed to herd sheep, some to hunt game, and some to pull sleds. Dogs, like humans, enjoy having a purpose in life. Dogs like to lead a structured life and be able to associate with their owners in activities and be given the opportunity […]