Breed Spotlight: Dalmatian

Dalmatian

Dalmatian Breed Information Have you ever heard “I want a puppy” when watching a dog-themed movie with your kids? Have you then tried to ignore their request only to be smothered in constant demands for a dog? What should you do, especially if not just any puppy will do? The puppy they want has to be just like the one in the movie. If the movie you just watched was “101 … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher Facts By Beth Harrison, ABCDT History The Doberman Pinscher was originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a German tax collector who created elaborate crosses of different dogs. His intent was to develop a breed that would be aggressive enough to protect him as he made his rounds in dangerous neighborhoods and whose appearance … [Read more...]

How to Stop a Dog From Barking

How to Stop a Dog From Barking

Stop Your Dog From Barking By Samantha Hamilton Dogs bark--it’s a part of life. Sometimes barking can seem like it’s for no reason while other times it serves an acceptable purpose. Keep in mind that some dog breeds are predisposed to barking more often than others. Your focus shouldn’t just be on the barking, but on getting your dog to understand how and when to be … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier Facts Popularity The Yorkshire Terrier was the second most popular dog breed in the United States in 2008, according to the AKC Registration Statistics. Yorkshire Terriers, also known as the Yorkie, are an energetic, friendly and determined companion. Although Yorkies now belong to the Toy Group, they are a Terrier by nature. They were originally used for … [Read more...]

Food, Not Fingers

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How to train your dog to take treats gently. From wolf hybrids to bully breeds, I’ve always had big dogs. Since I only use reward-based training, it’s very important that the first thing they learn to do is take treats gently from me. Dogs who are highly treat-motivated can be difficult to reward without losing a finger. Large dogs, and puppies especially, often don’t … [Read more...]