There seem to be two approaches to exercising puppies by well-meaning owners. There are those who do too much too soon with their pups, doing concussive exercises often as early as 6 months of age. Then there are those who minimize their pups’ activity, almost wrapping them in cotton until their growth plates have closed. So what is the right balance of physical activity for your puppy? What kind of exercises should you do? Can you walk, jog or hike with your puppy?
Improve your dog’s fitness! One of the easiest ways to improve your breeding success is by enhancing your dog’s physical fitness because fitness and fertility go hand-in-hand. As simple as that sounds, getting your dogs in optimal breeding condition will...
Several bloggers have been making seemingly outlandish claims relating biofilm to a huge array of dog problems. To check these claims out, I had been digging into biofilm when I came across new research from the AKC Canine Health Foundation linking biofilm to pyometra. That got my attention!
One of the biggest yet most important challenges you face when raising dogs is to teach them to willingly and happily accept medical treatments, such as pills. At some time during your dog’s life, it is likely he will need such treatments.
JANUARY 20, 2019
This seminar is a condensed version of Avidog’s Transformational Puppy Rearing seminar which focuses on the why, what and how of Avidog’s scientifically based, ground-breaking puppy-rearing system that enables us to bring out the best in puppies.
FEBRUARY 23 & 24th, 2019
Abbeydale Community Centre, Calgary, AB
Join us for this exciting dog breeding seminar! In this jam-packed two days, we’ll focus on what you can do as a breeder to improve your litter size and success.
MARCH 8-10, 2019
Greenville, SC USA
SEPTEMBER 28 & 29, 2019 Calgary, AB Canada
How to Prepare to Evacuate Your Dogs in an Emergency Natural disasters requiring evacuation, from fires to floods, seem to be be more common these days. If you are a dog owner or breeder, you must prepare to evacuate your dogs, as well as your families, in...
Breeders and stud dog owners should have some unusual things stashed in their freezers besides meatloaf and frozen margaritas! Here are the 10 most important additions to a dog breeder’s freezer:
In my final post in our Adventure Box series, let’s talk about how to ensure your pups get the most out of your Adventure Box. As I said in my last blog post, Adventure Boxes are intended to be challenging for puppies with noisy and unusual items that...
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