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An Explanation of Relationship Based Dog Training
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An Explanation of Relationship Based Dog Training

Over the 30 years that I have been working and Training with Dogs I have studied and I have tried almost every method and training system out there. I found good things in all of them and also flaws. However they have one crucial thing in common and that is that there was no real relationship between the dog and myself. The dog either worked out of avoidance of a correction or he worked because I had something to offer him, either food or toys. His motivation was to work for the things I had and NOT to work for me.

Mesenteric Torsion in Dogs - Germans Shepherds at Risk

On Tuesday February 11th we lost a beautiful male Germans Shepherd because of Mesenteric Torsion. Jaeger was a two year old male in excellent health and condition. Jaeger was in training for Ring Sport. He was fed 2 times a day and had 1 hour rest before feeding and three hours rest after feeding. Tuesday when we took him out of his crate to start training he suddenly collapsed. We took him to our regular vet immediate and they performed blood tests, X-Rays and Ultra- sound. Nothing could be found.

Dr. Becker: The Truth About Spaying And Neutering

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Dr. Becker: The Truth About Spaying and Neutering
Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian, discusses all about neutering or sp...
Excellent video! Also read my article about Spaying and Neutering Yes or No? 

The German Shepherd Show Dog, Half Dog Half Frog

I am a big lover of the Germans Shepherd breed. Since I moved to the US from Belgium and after visiting many American Shows with my dog many were shocked in the difference between my dog and the dogs on the show. The difference is the my Dog is a working line german shepherd and the dogs found on the big AKC dogs show or show line German Shepherd. In my opinion a different breed due the inbreeding that took place over the years. What is shocking to me is that many "professionals" out there try to defend this bad breeding program while there is so much evidence that the structure of a top show line German Shepherd is orthopedic very badly.

Heat Stroke in Dogs : Everything about dehydration and overheating

As the weather warms up, it is important to brush up on your knowledge of heat strokein dogs.
Temperature regulation
It is a common misconception that dogs do not sweat. They do sweat! Dogs have 2types of sweat glands. The first type is called eccrine (merocrine) glands. Theseare located in the foot pads of dogs, a few of those are found on the area of thedog’s nose. They function to help cool the animal. The second type is called apocrineglands. These are located on most of the rest of the dog but they do not functionto cool the animal.

Exiting Changes on the horizon

We wanted to take a quick moment to reach out to our woofK9 family (soon to be ISDC family) and let you know of a few changes that will be taking place over the next year. Many of you may know that I have taken on a new business partner, Fo...rrest Micke, and we are excited to combine our efforts to grow a community and training program that we can all be proud of. Some changes will be small, some big – all for the betterment of our dogs and their training.

Many of the immediate changes being made relate directly to services offered and our pricing structure.

Neuter of Spay your dog, Yes or No?

One of the most frequent questions asked by my clients is if they should or should not neuter or spay their dog. Any professional in the dog industry has an opinion about this. If you ask your local shelter or Animal control service they will all say yes. I agree with their philosophy if you only look at neutering or spaying as an overpopulation prevention method and to keep inbreeding and backyard breeding under control. If you would ask your local veterinarian what to do he will surely tell you to neuter or spay your dog.