Month: July 2015

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Everybody has something they’re good at and other things they’re not good at. A person who can easily learn new languages might be terrible at math; a master chef might understand nothing about car repair; a star football player might not be able to balance a check book. For those particular things that come easy […]

Jacey Birch: From Pet Lover To Animal Advocate

Jacey Birch: From Pet Lover To Animal Advocate

Since I was a tiny tyke growing up in Miami, I had a hobby of helping animals, whether it was saving a squirrel that fell out of a tree, or finding a feral cat a home off the streets, or bringing stray dogs home for my parents as presents. Even during visits to a family […]

How To Correct A Possessive Dog

How To Correct A Possessive Dog

  As your puppy becomes an adult dog, he will probably pack on a few pounds, sprout a few inches, and cool some of that frenetic energy. You may also notice an increase in possessive tendencies — what started as possessiveness of toys has escalated to a possessive attitude towards food, territory, and family members. […]

Castaways Rescue Each Other: Inmates Find Redemption In Dog Rehabilitation

In at least one prison system in the U.S., humans are not the only inmates being rehabilitated. Thanks to Colorado Correctional Industries‘ Prison Trained K-9 Companion Program (PTKCP), inmates work with rescued shelter dogs to provide them with everything from socialization to advanced training as service dogs. The training All of the dogs receive basic […]

See How These Angels Got Their Halos

See How These Angels Got Their Halos

Since dogs experience the world through nose, eyes, ears, if a dog goes blind or deaf it doesn’t hold them back as much as a human, since we rely more on our eyes and ears. Dogs are pretty good at adapting so that they can navigate by scent or sound alone, and their whiskers also […]

How To Keep Your Dog From Being Stolen

Dognapping may not be at the top of your list of concerns, but unfortunately, it’s a phenomenon that’s on the rise. The American Kennel Club estimates that pet theft increased 28 percent from 2012 to 2013 alone. Dogs can be stolen for a number of reasons. Purebreds may be sold to pet stores, puppy mills, […]

Pack Leadership Technique 4: Master The Walk

Pack Leadership Technique 4: Master The Walk

Pack Leadership Technique 2 reminds us to provide exercise, discipline, and affection in that order. And the absolute best way to provide exercise and discipline for your dog is through the walk. To make the walk productive and bonding, you have to be the leader. This means that you’re in front, not your dog. It […]

Principle 8 For Achieving Balance: You Create The Dog’s Calm, Submissive State

Principle 8 For Achieving Balance: You Create The Dog’s Calm, Submissive State

As a Pack Leader, it’s your goal to bring your dog to a place of calm, submissive energy. It’s not about your dog. Everything begins with you, your energy, your state of mind, and your approach. You are the source of your dog’s calm, submissive state, and your dog is looking to you for guidance. […]

Principle 7 For Achieving Balance: Know Your Dog’s Natural Pack Position

Principle 7 For Achieving Balance: Know Your Dog’s Natural Pack Position

In nature, there are three positions in the dog pack ‘ front, middle, and back ‘ and each dog will gravitate to its natural place based on relative dominance, with the pack leaders always in front. Each position has its own function within the pack as they work together to survive. The dogs in front […]

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