Posts from December, 2015

Canine Good Citizen Stages 7 & 8: Coming When Called and Reaction To Another Dog

Canine Good CitizenWe’re getting close to the end of our series on the Canine Good Citizen test. This week, Stefani Fortney takes you through stages 7 and 8 of the test. These test two behaviors that can keep your dog, the public, and you safe in situations where your dog may see something s/he wants very much. Having a strong recall (Come) and being able to exist around other dogs without acting like a heathen are skills that show a willingness for your dog to focus on you, his handler, rather than the more interesting world around you. Continue…

Better Cat Care: Do They Need To Visit The Vet?

cat careDespite the fact that cats outnumber dogs in United States households, cat care from a veterinarian is much less than dog care.  Many people believe that because their cat is indoor only they do not need vaccines.  Better cat care should include an annual visit to your veterinarian. Continue…

When Forever Doesn’t Last: The Heartbreaking Reality Of Pet Rescue

pet rescueStefani Fortney usually writes posts about dog training or pet grooming. Today, I’m taking a detour down a different path. For years, I’ve been involved with pet rescues who, for a variety of reasons, have been surrendered or abandoned by their owners. It’s disturbingly common. I feel like you should know what it’s like to be involved with pet rescue. Continue…

border decoration
border decoration