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‘Good To Knows’ Regarding The Unregulated World Of Companion Dog Breeding And Training

What passes for ‘research’ by the average citizenry on the planet is rarely remotely legitimate research and the vast majority of resources, whether books, websites, videos, alleged experts, amateur dog trainers, etc. are responsible for far more misinformation rather than information.

Evil Google

You Say You Researched The Breed, The Breeder, The Training Or The Trainer…

When we ‘research’ something on the Internet, the search engines we use (Google, Bing, etc.) rarely provide us with expert advice links. Their algorithms take us to sites that are search engine optimized, trending or otherwise popular, and/or similar to the philosophical leanings that past searches of the person that types in the topic.

Labrador Chewing Stick

Avoid Playing Fetch With Sticks And Some Better Options

Shish Kebab Risk In The Category Of I Never Would Have Thought Of That … I’m not one to bubble wrap children or dogs, but still, I advise clients with dogs that love to play ‘fetch’ to resist using sticks for that activity unless they’re willing to take the time to teach the dog how …

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Did One Of Two ‘Very Sweet’ Pit Bulls Kill The Sick Cat They Lived With? (Seven Cats Remain)

We have 2 otherwise very sweet mixed breed pit bulls. We also have or HAD 8 cats, now down to 7 because the dogs “tortured” for lack of a better word one of our sick cats (Missy). Missy has that incurable feline rhino virus, but otherwise behaved normally (ate, drank, purred, played etc) I just …

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A crate for high anxiety escapers

More Crate Training Problems! 4.5 Month Black Labrador Retriever X

Was Okay In Crate But Anxious/Fearful And Hates It Now Our dog crated very well after adoption (8 weeks) would voluntarily go to crate at night, would whine when he needed out for a “potty” break. Night time crate in the master bedroom. During the day (whole family home during Covid Quarantine) he never wanted …

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Should A Self-Described Dog ‘Mom’ With Large ‘Fur-Baby’ Experience Take On A Five-Month-Old Cane Corso With An Iffy History?

I have been the Mom of two English Mastiffs going on 13 years. My oldest past away and now I have my baby who is four. Recently a family member obtained a Cane Corso. The pup is now 5 months old, left in a crate most of the day, still not house trained and has …

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