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Dog Trainers Make Me Happy!

When I picked up little eight-week-old Jackson to bring him home, one of the things to which I agreed was that I would take him to obedience school. I happily agreed, partially because even though I had lived with dogs my entire life I had not had a puppy in fifteen years, and partially because… Continue reading Dog Trainers Make Me Happy!

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“But I Don’t Need a Show Dog” an article by Terri Lewin Gilbert

This article by Terri Lewin Gilbert provides an excellent explanation of why professional breeders who participate in conformation events are recommended for puppy buyers who are looking for purebred dogs as pets. But I Don't Need a Show Dog by Terri Lewin Gilbert

Identifying and Choosing a Responsible Breeder
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Identifying and Choosing a Responsible Breeder

If you have decided that a purebred puppy is the right dog for you, there is still a considerable amount of research to be done to ensure that you find a responsible breeder who is breeding dogs for the right reasons and with a professional level of knowledge. Buying a purebred puppy from a breeder is more than… Continue reading Identifying and Choosing a Responsible Breeder

Springsteen Lyrics, Dog Training, and What They Have in Common
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Springsteen Lyrics, Dog Training, and What They Have in Common

Springsteen Lyrics, Dog Training, and What They Have in Common by Lynn Stacy-Smith The other day I was driving in my car, and I turned on the radio. Of course it was set to its usual position on Sirius XM's EStreet Radio, which is where it remains whether I'm running down the backstreets, if I'm… Continue reading Springsteen Lyrics, Dog Training, and What They Have in Common

The Problem with "Rescuing" Pet Store Puppies: Saving a Life or Creating Open to Buy?
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The Problem with “Rescuing” Pet Store Puppies: Saving a Life or Creating Open to Buy?

The Problem with "Rescuing" Pet Store Puppies: Saving a Life or Creating Open to Buy? by Lynn Stacy-Smith Sometimes it seems unbelievable that I am still writing anti-puppy mill content in my mid-forties, since I first learned about the horrific practice of commercially breeding dogs in puppy "mills" all the way back in high school… Continue reading The Problem with “Rescuing” Pet Store Puppies: Saving a Life or Creating Open to Buy?