Welcome to Week Thirty-Five!
Who can resist a cute dog sitting pretty? No one! And soon your child will have your dog doing an array of tricks we've been teaching, along with sitting pretty. Learn these instructions in this week's Kids & Pets, "Teach Your Dog to Sit Pretty."
What is the opposite of giving your dog a reward? Answer: not giving a reward! If you don't give your dog a reward does that mean you're punishing your dog? Answer: possibly it can be punishment. Can punishment be positive or negative? Answer: yes, it can be either! What does negative or punishment mean? Answer: read "Negative Punishment? Positive Punishment? What's the Difference?" in this week's Understanding My Pet column.
You look out the window and you see your dog on one side of your yard and a little black and white striped skunk on the other side! It's too late and you're about to see your curious dog get a face full of skunk spray! Read this week's Perfect Pet column, "Skunk Encounters" to learn what you should do to get rid of the odor that's about to enter your home!
Would you like to take your dog to a hospital or hospice to visit patients? Or make weekly visits to an assisted-living facility? Or perhaps become a reading-assistance dog for your local library? You can do that when your dog can pass the various tests required to be a canine good citizen or a therapy dog. We help you learn what you and your dog must know in this week's Training For Success column, "Preparing to be a Therapy Dog."
The staff of the MyPetTrainer.com and LostMyPet.com community is here to support you! We hope you enjoy this Week Thirty-Five issue of MyPetTrainer.com.
Together in success,
The staff of MyPetTrainer.com