German Shorthair Pointers Living with a German Shorthaired Pointer Misc.

A Dog’s Purpose-Review

A Dog’s Purpose Review My son bought me the novel “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron from Amazon for my birthday.  I am almost at a loss for words in trying to describe this novel.  The first word that comes to mind is “emotional”. Emotional only if you’re a dog lover.  If you’re not, you […]

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Training

How-to-Stop-Unwanted-Behavior

How to Stop Unwanted Behavior 1. Stop focusing on correcting or punishing bad behavior. Saying “No!” or squirting your dog with water might relieve your frustration but it can maintain or worsen your dog’s bad behavior. Corrections are deceiving. They momentarily suppress unwanted behavior so it seems to have worked. But if your dog does […]

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Friends Misc.

Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Seniors with Mental Illness

Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Seniors with Mental Illness By Brandon Butler   Photo via Pixabay There have been numerous studies centered on how keeping pets has mental and physical benefits for people, and most of these studies reveal that being a pet owner can truly help people stay healthy. A pet can also be […]

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Training Tips

Training Dogs Afraid Of Loud Noises

Training Dogs Afraid Of Loud Noises Hi there! I love the blog! I recently got my 8 month old female GSP “Charley” from her board and train program. She has received e-collar training for every command. The e-collar is not a punishment tool, but a communication tool. She is amazing in the house – no accidents, […]