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DOG TRAINERS! Words Matter – Question The Use of Fur Baby and Pet Parent

The first few times I heard someone refer to a dog as a ‘fur baby’ or themselves as a ‘pet-parent’ I found myself scrutinizing the person for signs of mental illness. It seemed such an odd thing to say. I then remembered quite a few years earlier, someone sending me a letter, taking me to …

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Is a Rottweiler a Good Match For a Young Family?

My daughter and son in law have a 3-year-old son and a baby on the way. The newborn child will be born in September 2018. My question is, do you think this is a wise decision? The purebred Rottweiler puppy is from a good breeder which will be the first puppy they ever owned. Thank you, …

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Do Presa Canarios Make Good Family Pets?

My sister is a vet and she suggest I contact you with this question. My husband and I have a close friend who bred his Presa and had puppies. He was unable to get rid of all the puppies and is left with 2. A male and female. He is stuck with the reality that …

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Puppy Mouthing Nipping and Biting

If you have a puppy mouthing nipping and biting problem in spite of following the instructions of a trainer or online recommendations, here is the very likely reason why. The Advice You’ve Been Getting Is Probably Wrong (And Making Things Worse) Almost every bit of information companion dog owners receive on the topic of puppy …

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Cane Corso Dog Nervous Around Child

I recently acquired a 2-year-old female Italian mastiff. She is a great dog, acts great around the adults, but something freaks her out when someone is on the floor. She is great with our 8-year-old grandson but nervous of the 1-year-old who spends a lot of time on the floor, she sometimes abruptly butts him …

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Aggressive Cane Corso Risk Assessment

Dear John, In advance, english is not my first language so please bare with me if there are mistakes in my grammar! (There weren’t that many errors. I’ve corrected what I noticed but I’m no Grammar King either.) After a long couple of weeks, maybe months I found your site and collected the courage to email …

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