Archive for Committment – Page 2

This One or That One

A client of mine owned Rottweilers all of his bachelor life. But one day he met the woman of his dreams and they created the children of their dreams. When he was ready to get another dog for the children he chose the breed he has always loved. Only this time around it wasn’t working

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Help for the Flawed Service Dog

An old client of mine came to visit me this week with her new service dog because he is behaving aggressively toward unfamiliar (outside of his pack) dogs. We talked for a long time about the service training is currently receiving. She informed me that he is attending a group class currently but recently has

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So Many Choices

One of the most frustrating things about my job is that people always choose their breed before consulting me. What many people fail to understand is that every breed had an original purpose and the DNA for this purpose remains in these specimens even after they have been bred as pets instead of working dogs.

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Boy or Girl?

A friend and colleague of mine asked me what I thought about an article written about a person’s choice of gender when choosing a canine for a pet. The article went on to make points that females are independent while males are pleasers yet females win more obedience titles. Additionally, the article touched on choosing

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Not Without Your Help

I often come across clients that have a misconception that a trained dog will return home from school with a new found respect for his owner, ready to respond like a robot to commands and completely well-behaved. This could not be further from reality. Everyday I receive at least one phone call that starts out

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Too Much on Your Plate

I got a call from a client who was desperate for help with her 6 month old Golden Retriever. She has three kids in elementary school in addition to the Golden Retriever. They had grown tired of their puppy’s antics and felt that if it just had training they could live in harmony. Dad is

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