A Look Inside the World of Police K9s and North Edge K9, Inc.

North Edge K9 Inc and How They Manage Dogs Perfectly

Police K9s are fascinating to observe as they perform a myriad of functions, including tracking and trailing people, building searches, evidence recovery, narcotics and explosives detection, and apprehension of criminal suspects. The K9’s control and obedience are captivating, yet how are these dogs able to perform such demanding tasks? Welcome to North Edge K9, Inc. North Edge K9 specializes in police dog import and training, as well as providing personal protection K9s to individuals and families. The company’s headquarter and training facility is located on 30 secluded acres in Gorham, ME. Multi-level K9 training is offered to both law enforcement … Continue reading

3 Mistakes I Have Made As a Pet Parent

Pet Parent Mistakes to Avoid and Have a Happy Time With Your Pet Dog

Every day I strive to be a better pet parent to Rooney, but there have been times where I fell short on providing him with the absolute best life.   My goal today is to share with you the mistakes I made when I first became a pet parent, in hopes that my honesty will improve your pet’s life. 1. Training  When we first adopted Rooney, we did take him to a basic training course. I knew that it would help strengthen our relationship and perhaps improve our communication. I believe the early training course did just that. After 6 weeks … Continue reading

The 4 Quadrants of Dog Training: Are You Doing All Four?

Dog Training and Positive Reinforcement Tips

There are four ‘quadrants’ when it comes to dog training; positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment and negative punishment. To summarise quickly… Positive reinforcement is when you add something to the dogs environment that he likes for example if he sits he gets a piece of cheese. This increases the chances of the behaviour happening again. Negative reinforcement is when you remove something the dog doesn’t like from the environment; for example stopping an electric shock when the dog eventually sits down. The dog learns that by sitting he avoids the shock thus increasing the chances of the behaviour happening … Continue reading

8 Things New Dog Owners Forget to Do

Dog Owners Tips for Proper Parenting and Dog Behavior

We’re sure over the course of your internet life, you came across so many do’s and don’ts for new dog owners and it causes people to get even more lost with the whole process. Everyone has their own techniques that work based on the owner and the pets. Each one is different in what training tips work. So we have come up with some things that we see pet owners don’t start training on right away. Here Are Some of the Mistakes Most New Dog Owners Do: 1. Owners Forget to Start Potty Training Right Away It’s easier to teach … Continue reading

3 Unique Ways to Pamper Your Pet

Pamper Your Pet and Have Happy Time Together

I’m a pet parent if there every was a pet parent. I don’t have human children, I have fur children. Caring for dogs is obviously different than caring for a child, but to me, the love is still comparable. I show my dogs I love them in many different ways, however, I feel like these three ways really stand out as exceptional pet parenting. I challenge you to give one or all three a try. 1. A Doggie Massage! Who doesn’t love a good massage? I’m not talking about regular petting here, I’m recommending slow, relaxing strokes to calm your … Continue reading

The 5 Most Common Pet Safety Hazards You Need to Know

The 5 Most Common Pet Safety Hazards You Need to Know

Who can resist puppy dog eyes or happy kitten purrs? Having an animal in your life means having a fuzzy, happy little family member to bring happiness to your life every day. The hardest part as a pet owner is to see your fur-children get hurt in any way. For pets who are hurt or in pain the issue can go from bad to worse very quickly since they aren’t able to tell us outright when things hurt and why. For this reason it’s extremely important to understand the most common hazards to your pet and take the proper precautions … Continue reading

7 Goals to Set for You & Your Dog for 2016

Goals With Your Pet Dog This Year

Here we are in the year 2016! WOW! Seems a little crazy doesn’t it? I remember when I was a child, everyone had thought that by the year 2000, we would all be driving flying cars, and wearing silver futuristic clothing. While there is definitely some “futuristic” clothing being worn around the world, we are certainly not travelling by air in our cars. My point in all this is, each year, when we welcome the beginning of another 365 days, about 45% of people make New Year’s resolutions, and according to www.statisticbrain.com – only 8% of those people actually keep their … Continue reading

December Charity Spotlight on Canine Assistants

Canine Assistants: 4Knines Charity Spotlight December 2015

Training Great Dogs to Help Special People The volunteers at Canine Assistants have been working since 1991 to improve the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities, seizure conditions, or other special needs. Founded by Jennifer Arnold, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as a teenager, this non-profit organization trains and provides service dogs, seizure response dogs, and companion dogs to eligible applicants living in the Atlanta area. Because Jennifer fully understands the challenges of living with a life-changing diagnosis, she is inspired to provide others with the gift of unconditional love and acceptance offered by specially trained service dogs. … Continue reading

December Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

December Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest! - feauted

Here are the last Photo Contest winners of 2015! The families of these pups each won a $50 Amazon Gift Card and so can you… Just upload a picture of your dog with your4Knines product here now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/    We pick new winners EVERY month! So, upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product for a chance to win now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/ Don’t have a 4Knines Seat Cover yet?? Check out all of our products here: http://4knines.com/collections/all

How Dog Training Can Help Keep Your Dog Healthy

Dog Training Benefits in Having a Healthy Pet

Many people consider dog training to only be for those that want their dogs to be able to perform tricks or for owners that want their dogs to take part in a dog related sport such as obedience or agility. However training can be put to use in such a way that it can make carrying out certain tasks so much easier! When we take on a dog we also take on the responsibility of making sure that animal stays healthy, and this means regular health checks are in order. As well as health checks there are also procedures that … Continue reading