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educating both buyer and seller
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Educating Both Buyer and Seller
We can help to educate prospective owners before they get a new puppy or dog—likewise, breeders can be educated too about ways they can properly screen their buyers. We must help spread the word to the public about responsible dog ownership—and that message includes educating people about the homework that should be done before they […] | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: News Dogs Teach Empathy, Prevent Bullying to At-Risk Youth in NYC Schools
For many at-risk youth in New York City, violence and crime is an inescapable fact of life. But Audrey Hendler is hoping to change that, with the help of about 25 four-legged teaching assistants. In 2010, Hendler launched A Fair Shake for Youth, a program that brings therapy dogs into middle schools in under-served communities […] | March 16, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping A Gundog Breeder’s Diary: The Adventure of Raising Brittany Puppies
The pups are 5 weeks old as I start writing this piece. Feeding is twice a day; their mom is only with them at night. Within the next several days, the pups will be without their mom—weaning completed and on their own. Because it is summer with warm temperatures, the pups have spent all their […] | March 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 10 Winter Safety Steps for Dog Owners
A few simple measures can keep your dog safe and happy through the winter.   Avoid Thin Ice Too often we hear stories of dogs that had to be rescued from icy waters (and those are the lucky ones). It might look like fun to slide across that frozen pond, but ice can easily crack and your […] | March 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Travel What to Look for When Boarding Your Puppy
  Steps To Finding The Right Place To Board Your Dog When finding a place to board your dog, it is important you find a location that is comfortable for both you and your dog. Check out these tips for finding the right space to board your dog. Ask if they are members of the American Boarding Kennels […] | March 10, 2015
Expert Advice: Feature Service-dog Snoopy and Little Luke Learning to Take Life’s Challenging Pathways Together
by Ranny Green via the Seattle Kennel Club. You can’t blame 9-year-old Luke Gonzalez, of Yelm, if he feels like he’s on overload some days. He attends physical and speech therapy classes once and twice each week, respectively, takes guitar lessons weekly, attends a church youth class weekly and is home schooled along with his […] | February 14, 2015
Expert Advice: News The Incredible Story Behind The Viral Video Of A Young Girl Mushing
A video of a three-year-old girl dashing through the snow on a sled pulled by a two-dog team of Siberian Huskies has gone viral on social media. What on the surface seems to be a sweet video is actually a sneak peek into the life of a multigenerational mushing legacy. Featured in the video is […] | November 28, 2014
Expert Advice: Puppy Training From Puppy to “Good Dog!”: Early Steps Help Ensure Puppies Become Well-Mannered Adults
AKC Gazette breed column—An experienced dog trainer points out how puppy classes and early socialization help ensure a puppy will become a well-adjusted, well-mannered adult dog. As a professional dog trainer, I get calls every day from owners looking for help. The discussion starts with me asking how I can help them. If the caller […] | November 12, 2014
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Is One of These Irish Breeds Right For You?
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than to open your heart and home to a Celtic canine. Imagine strolling the cobbled streets of Galway with your Wheaten Terrier or spending a quiet evening with your Irish Setter in front of a roaring fire at your farmhouse in Ballymacarbry. Well, you might not be […] | August 7, 2014
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Q&A with Sheltie Breeder Renee Wiseman
Today on WOOFipedia, we posted a Q&A with Sheltie breeder Renee Wiseman about her decision to recently sell singer Miley Cyrus one of her puppies. Now, we get more in-depth with Wiseman, exploring her history in the breed and what puppy buyers should look for in a responsible breeder. How long have you been breeding, […] | July 17, 2014

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