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Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!

Emergency Preparedness for Your Dogs Updated: Oct 2020 As much as we don't want to think about them, natural and manmade disasters that trigger evacuations are more common these days. If you are a dog owner or breeder, you must have a plan to evacuate your dogs, as...

Four Reasons Dog Breeders Need a Community of Practice

Four Reasons Dog Breeders Need a Community of Practice

Dog Breeders As Part Of A Community Practice I’ve been pondering dog breeding lately and how we can improve our passion and breeding programs to produce better and better dogs. One of my fields is sociology and it tells us that human beings are social learners so...

Why We Use Checklists in Avidog

Why We Use Checklists in Avidog

I’m Colonel Steve Watkins, a recently retired Army pilot and Avidog’s new chief of staff. As a military pilot for 30 years, I used checklists from Day 1 of my aviation career. Initially, I didn’t understand the importance of the checklists; I just knew I was required to use them. As I progressed through flight school, I quickly learned how vital checklists are.

Disinfecting For Dog Breeders: Beating Both Parvovirus and Coronavirus

Disinfecting For Dog Breeders: Beating Both Parvovirus and Coronavirus

What an interesting turn of events! Usually, dog breeders focus their biosecurity efforts on protecting their pups from viruses, like parvo and distemper, that might be brought in by other people or dogs.

Today breeders are also trying to protect themselves and other people from this the novel coronavirus that might be brought into their homes by visitors and buyers. Although we don’t know for sure, there is also the risk that it might be spread on our dogs’ coats.

Let’s talk about breeder biosecurity during this pandemic, specifically disinfecting our homes and kennels.

Safe Vet Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Safe Vet Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As more and more of society shuts down due to coronavirus, you may be wondering whether you should take your puppy, litters, or dogs to the veterinarian right now. As you make that decision, you must balance your animal's health with that of you and your vet team....

Puppy Socialization in the Age of Coronavirus

Puppy Socialization in the Age of Coronavirus

Holy cow! What do we do now? For decades, we've been told that to raise stable puppies we need to socialize them with many people of different genders, sizes, ages, races, etc. And, we were told that socialization had to be done before 16 weeks of age. That's...

Choosing The Right Veterinarian

Choosing The Right Veterinarian

Choosing the right veterinarian is one of the most important decisions that you make for your dog. This key member of your dog’s health-care team will play a role in your and your dog’s quality of life. An excellent vet will be your partner in keeping your dog healthy by assisting you in making important decisions. Although some people select a vet based on how close the office is to their house or how inexpensive the fees are, there are far more important things to consider. Here are some ideas on how to find the perfect vet for you and your dog!

Why I Joined Good Dog…and why you should support them, too!

Why I Joined Good Dog…and why you should support them, too!

I’m thrilled to announce that after nearly a year of getting to know Good Dog, Avidog and I have officially teamed up with this young company! Some of you may have heard about Good Dog, some of you might already be members of their community of Good Breeders, and some of you may still be skeptics.

Avidog International II, LLCWe combine science, art and over 40 years of dog breeding experience to create, develop and present puppy rearing courses, programs and equipment for puppy owners and dog breeders.

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