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The Structured Walk

The structured walk is perhaps the most important thing you will do with your. This is a more-or-less formal walk with your dog and it is an intense bonding exercise. The Structured Walk is the best way to cement your relationship with your dog. The video above shows a 10 year old girl on a Structured Walk with a 100+ …

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Choosing a Good Dog Trainer

  Continuing Education – The trainer you choose should actively seek to improve his/her abilities by pursuing continuing education in the field. Professional Associations offer continuing education opportunities continually. In addition to continuing education through Professional Associations, the trainer should be able to explain what trainers they admire and why. Choosing a good dog trainer means picking one who keeps …

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Is It Safe for My Dog?

I posted a picture on Joyful Dogs of Michigan’s Facebook page and it got a lot of attention. The picture was of a 1-year old dog that had died by choking on a piece of rawhide. And that had a lot of people asking “Is it safe for my dog?” And the question wasn’t just about rawhide. That picture had …