What Defines a Service Dog?

What defines a service a Service Dog? What is the difference between an Emotional Support Animal and a Service Dog? These are questions we, as trainers, deal with all the time. In an era where assistance animals are being “prescribed” by doctors for so many ailments, it is extremely important to know the difference and what rights you will have …

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What Breed is Right for Me?

I frequently get calls and emails from people who want to know what breed of dog is right for their family. There are plenty of “breed selector” sites on the internet but, having tried out a few to see how well they match people with breeds, I’m unimpressed. One site said my “perfect match” was a Parson Russell Terrier. Another …

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Dog Food and Nutrition

Dog Food and Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of your dog’s life. However, it is commonly the least thought of, compared to exercise and lifestyle. Whether you prefer dry kibble or wet canned food, the nutrients your dog needs are the same. Quality commercial dog foods, either wet or dry, are regulated and have undergone extensive testing …

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Puppies Bite

Joyful Dogs Michigan is bringing a new board and train puppy home on Sunday. He’ll be nearly 15 weeks when he arrives and one of the issues I know I’ll be working with him on is biting. Puppies bite! The fact that puppies bite seems to come as a surprise to some new puppy owners. Mostly these are the folks …