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Classic Kong Is More Than A Toy

I’m sure everyone knows what the Kong Classic toy is. If not click here. It’s a heavy duty, non-toxic toy you fill with treats, then your dog spends time using their brain and brawn together to get the treats out. It comes in six sizes to best suit your dog. But have you ever thought about using the Kong Classic as a training tool? You can!

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Products I Personally Use

As a professional dog trainer, and long time dog owner, I am asked about specific products and brands. Now, there’s a lot of garbage on the Internet right now about dogs. Videos and articles making false claims just so we’ll be duped into buying some over priced whatever which will fix an issue no one really has and that we really don’t need in the first place. I am a skeptic, show me the science, show me data, verified information, not advertising copy written to sound all technobabble and such. So, here we go, what I personally use with my dogs, past and present, that I feel good enough about to recommend publicly.

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Hand Signals

I am a firm advocate of teaching hand signals along with verbal commands from the very beginning. There are so many situations where they come in handy, and it helps to reinforce the basic command training, also. Plus, it expands the abilities of you and your dog to communicate with each other.

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Bonding With Your Dog

Creating a strong bond with your dog is vital to a happy, healthy life with them. There are a few things that help strengthen that bond and they are important to consider and practice throughout the entire life of your pup-pup. Let’s take a look at some of them.
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K9 Dental Care Guide

Dogs need proper care for their teeth, just like humans do. A little effort today will save major medical bills and bad health issues down the road. Plus, dental disease has been scientifically linked to other diseases in the body, just like in humans. Good dental health is proven to contribute to a longer, healthier life, for both dogs and humans. In this blog post I’ll go over what you need to know about your pup-pup’s dental care.
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The German Shepherd’s Creed:

Life lessons my GSD Luna Belle has taught me this past year of living with her.
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Caring For K9s In The Summer Heat

The summer heat normally is a major health issue for humans. According to WebMD, about 6,000 people a year seek emergency treatment for heat illnesses.

And for dogs it’s the same, if not worse, because they can’t shed off internal heat as well as humans can. Let’s look at how a dog’s body works with heat and how we can help protect them from overheating.
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Why Do Some Dogs Run Away & Some Don't?

There are very solid reasons why some dogs run away and some dogs do not. I was sparked to further research and write about this subject by two recent clients who asked, and by the shocking number of runaway dogs I see locally in my area on the Nextdoor social media site. So here’s the scoop, but first I’ll use Luna Belle as an example. Mind you, I put in the required work! A dog is work, a lot of work and money, but the rewards are simply amazing and beautiful. Read More…

The New FETCH.training Blog!

Welcome to the new FETCH.training blog! Read More…