If you decide to rescue an animal remember: Rescues Vet the animals (shots, deworm, blood work) flea & tick meds are given, they are usually spay/neutered, and groomed. Plus the feeding and boarding of these animals until they are adopted. IF the rescue does all/most of this, it is well worth the adoption fee plus the income goes to rescue other animals. Town shelters get some money from the town, everyone but the Dog officer (low paying job) is a volunteer. Private rescues rely on donations. Of course you should ask questions about what they do and don’t do. Call a Vet & groomer, find out what all the above will cost. Do the math, you may be surprised at the bargain they offer. In any case your new friend is worth it!!!

New to Positive Dog Training? – Whole Dog Journal

Switching to positive training? At first, it might be frustrating for you – and your dog. The benefits, however, will last a lifetime. In positive training, the goal is to help the dog do the right thing and then reward him for it, rather than punishing him for doing the wrong thing. If he makes a mistake, the behavior is ignored, or excused with an “Oops, try again!” to encourage the dog to do something else.

Source: New to Positive Dog Training? – Whole Dog Journal

Start Here – Care for Reactive Dogs

How To Use This Website The Care for Reactive dogs website describes a 3-phase plan, with each section building on the ones preceding. It is strongly recommended that, in order to achieve positive emotional and behavioral change, you follow the plan exactly. Start here and familiarize yourself with the terms and concepts below, then complete …

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Understanding Dog Arousal Problems | PetHelpful

Are your dog’s arousal levels getting a bit too high? Are your dealing with dog arousal biting, or worse, do you see the first signs of arousal causing aggression. If so, you need to intervene fast!

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The 5 Most Common Dog Training Mistakes – Whole Dog Journal

The top five dog training mistakes committed when using positive techniques and positive dog training methods.

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Calm Dog Training

When we use food to help our dogs learn it’s Not about bribery, Although bait and lure can get them started. The Real Help comes from Changing Brain Chemistry. We want to Calm the dog. Food is the easiest way is to Raise Serotonin. Food is comfort 🙂 On the other hand Corrections Raise Cortisol which increases stress and stress causes a host of issues. Once the dog’s Normal Becomes Calm, life is better for everyone 🙂

Things We Realized After We Rescued a Shelter Dog

An artist decided to tell a story of a dog who became a true member of their family and these illustrations depicts his life with his dog.

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