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6 Dog Things You Can 3D Print

With affordable 3D printing coming to the consumer market in 2015, like the M3D Micro, I wanted to share a few dog items that currently exist and hopefully inspire you to come up with some of your own. ID Tags Identification tags can help recover stray dogs immediately. You can even add a scannable QR code on one side. Always keep …

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Seven Resources for Dog Bite Prevention You Should Be Familiar With

Preventing dog bites is as much a responsibility to the person greeting the dog as it is to dog handler themselves.  It’s my personal philosophy that even non-dog people have an equal responsibility to educate themselves in avoiding confrontations.  People in households with children need to be extra vigilant. Some facts according to the American Veterinary Medical Association: Each year, more than …

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How to Build an Agility Weave Pole Set

I recently built this agility weave pole set for my dogs as a fun way to burn energy when time is limited.  In the future, I’ll be adding a video to this post. For now, you can follow these instructions to build your own. It’s quick and easy to disassemble or reassemble, and only costs about $30-$35 to make from your …

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What is Clicker Training?

Clicker training means using a sound (click) to communicate with your dog. Clickers have been in use for more than forty years. The method is best known from the world of marine animal training where people need a way to communicate with animals, like dolphins, that can’t be controlled physically. How does it work? It’s simple! First we teach the dog that …

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10 things we must teach children about dogs

While no prevention program is 100% successful, teaching children how to safely approach or retreat from a dog, and which situations to avoid, will give them greater confidence and safety in handling encounters with dogs. It can make life more enjoyable for dogs too! Here are 10 things every parent should teach their children about dogs: Never disturb any dog …

Shy Dogs

Some dogs are afraid of new people—or categories of people, like men or children.  Some dogs are afraid of meeting people for the first time, but warm up eventually.  Other dogs are afraid of new situations, like visiting a friend’s house for a barbecue or traveling in strange cars.  Yet other dogs are afraid of only specific situations, like going …