Why is My Dog Barking?

Why is my dog barking?

Why is my dog barking? What’s he trying to say? If I only knew. There are many useful and valid reasons for a dog to bark, but when it becomes constant, often we’re left frustrated and perplexed. Think of a parent holding a crying newborn all night. Is she sick? Is she acting spoiled? Like any concerned parent we would search until the answer was found. Unfortunately, as doggie parents, we’re not always as persistent. Too often owners blame their dog, calling him “naughty” or buying shock collars in desperation. But dogs don’t bark for the sake of barking. Our job is to play detective, dig deeper, and find out why!

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4 Powerful Steps to Overcome Heartache While Breeding Dogs

Losing pups. It’s heartbreaking, for so many reasons.

Have you ever had a dream that was crushed, maybe even more than once? How do you get back up and press on, when painful memories linger and the heart is heavy?

As responsible dog owners, breeders, and exhibitors, I’m sure we’ve dreamed of a healthy litter of promising pups, amazing adoptive families to come along, a new champion title, a successful year for our clubs, the well-being and longevity of our beloved canine companions, and on and on. But what happens when expectations are not met and dreams are crushed? Pain is a real emotion, and the wounds life deals are often long to heal. This message is not about the past however, it’s about the future. A bright future! So let’s turn the page on the past, and look forward with hope!

In this article I will define hope, and share 4 powerful steps to help you overcome heartache, and press on!

 

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Hound Turned War Hero

The 75th anniversary of D-Day stirs up profound gratitude in my heart. Gratitude to all the men and women who served our country, and sacrificed so much for our freedom. It also stirs up deep gratitude to all the dogs who became part of the armed forces and bravely served alongside them. One such dog was Brian, a tough parachuting dog (a 2 year old Alsatian-Collie cross) who turned into a war hero and earned a medal for his service.

Read his inspirational story below, by following the link.

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How to Help Children Learn responsible Dog Ownership [Books and Resources]

How to Help Children Learn responsible Dog Ownership [Books and Resources]
The children of today are the dog owners of tomorrow.

Owning a dog can be a fun and rewarding experience, yet children are often unaware of the responsibilities involved. One way to help them understand the responsibility of dog ownership is by offering them educational books and material created especially for children.  Continue reading “How to Help Children Learn responsible Dog Ownership [Books and Resources]”