Welcome to Week 47!
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Does your dog like snuggling under the blankets with you? Does she let you drape yourself over her while you're watching television? Or take a treat gently from your fingers? Will she get off you when you tell her no? Just because your dog is gentle with you doesn't mean that your friends' dogs will be the same! Advice for both kids and their parents in Kids & Pets, "Not All Dogs Are like Your Dog."
There is a temptation to manipulate your dog into position if she doesn't do it on her own. For instance, she won't sit so you push her backside down until she does sit. There are several reasons why you don't want to push, pull, or otherwise manipulate your dog into any number of responses. Did you realize that you make her learning that much more difficult when you manipulate (push, pull) her into position? Read more on this week's Understanding Your Pet, "Manipulating Your Dog into Position."
Boots - they're not just for snow! Fleece, shearling, leather, suede, nylon, waterproof, disposable, quilted, hiking, sports, healing, hot weather or cold weather the choices are many and your dog may need boots! Read lots of tips in this week's Perfect Pet column, "Hot or Cold, Your Dog May Need Boots."
Are you intrigued about Clicker Training, but don't understand what it is? Do you understand it, but don't know why you should use it? Do you want to use it, but are frustrated holding the clicker? Poochy talks about Return On Clicker Training Investment (ROCTI) through the eyes of a dog for the benefits are many and long lasting! Read more in this week's Training For Success column, "Poochy the Dog Talks about the Benefits Clicker Training."
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