Want a Puppy for Christmas? Read This First!

Want a Puppy for Christmas Read This First

Ah! A new year is upon us! Everyone is cheerful and bright this time of year. We are ready to leap forward into the new year full of promise and adventure. Maybe you are considering jumping into that new year by getting a puppy for the holidays? Perhaps you saw a cute pup that needed a home for the holidays on a rescue group Facebook page or you have been surfing the internet for breeders of your favorite breed. But I have some advice for you today – Stop! Think about how this puppy will change your life! Puppies are … Continue reading

Saving the Lives of Shelter Dogs Begins in the Home

Shelter Dogs and the Responsibility of Adopting a Dog

Overpopulation in animal shelters continues to be one of the leading causes of euthanasia in homeless dogs. What many do not know is that every day responsible pet care can help reduce overcrowded shelters, and our nations skyrocketing euthanasia rates. Animal advocacy and the potential to save the lives of dogs begins in the home. First things first, are you prepared to have a dog? Many dogs are relinquished at animal shelters because their owners are not prepared for the responsibility of owning a dog.  Before You Adopt: 1. Does Your Residence Allow Pets? Be sure to check with the owners … Continue reading

3 Popular Breeds You May Want to Reconsider

Breeds of Dogs Having Dog Issues

I decided to write this article from the perspective of a dog trainer and just a general dog lover. I can remember studying dog breed books as a child and would relish in the challenge to name a “rare” breed or to meet an unusual breed in person for the first time… I’m sure it’s the same for most dog lovers. The following are 3 dogs that stick out in my mind and I want potential owners of these breeds to make sure that they understand fully what they are signing up for when they welcome one of these guys … Continue reading