Welcome to Week 49!
You ask your dog to sit and before she does so she takes three or more steps away from you … then sits. This can actually be dangerous if you asked her to sit and she stepped backward into traffic, or into a child, or someone who doesn't like dogs, even into a patch of poison ivy! Let's explore the reasons this may be happening and what you can do about it, because sit means sit right where you are! Read more in this week's Training For Success column, "Does Your Dog Step Away From You When Asked to Sit?"
Want to know what to expect from your dog based on age? From birth through her geriatric years, check out this development chart to guide you. Learn more in this week's Understanding Your Pet, "Development Stages of Your Dog."
Cold weather can bring a new set of challenges for you and your dog from snow, ice, temperature and wind chill changes. Just because your dog has fur doesn't mean that she can't get cold! We'll help you "winterize" your dog with helpful tips and suggestions in this week's Perfect Pet column, "Cold Weather Tips for Your Dog."
There are many dogs not as fortunate as your dog! Want to help other dogs and make them happy? Maybe this list of ideas will help you get started! Read this list in this week's Kids & Pets, "Ideas for You to Help Dogs."
Did you know that there is an extensive website library of dog training and behavior articles at MyPetTrainer.com? Check it out!
MyPetTrainer.com and LostMyPet.com want you to have a happy relationship with your dog! We hope you enjoy your Week Forty-Nine issue of MyPetTrainer.com.
Together in success,
The staff of MyPetTrainer.com