Author Archives: Mark Mansfield
Author Archives: Mark Mansfield
Is your dog overweight? Are you overweight? Do you and your dog need some good exercise? Well here are five different ways that you can help your dog exercise and at the same time help you as well. Exercise is something that is required for man and beast so why not do it together.Continue reading
Quite often I have clients ask if their new dog will learn from their old dog and the answer is Yes, maybe, sometimes. But the really important question is whether the new puppy will learn good things or if it will simply learn the bad habits from the old dog.Continue reading
Conflicting Information From Dog Trainers
Confused Yes, if you have spoken to more than one dog trainer or even read more than one dog training book then you are probably completely confused. Why is there so much conflicting information? This article will hopefully answer that question.
If you and your family have decided to get a new dog, selecting one from the local shelter is an excellent way to find the right dog for you. There are however a few things that you should be aware of and watch out for when selecting that pound puppy/dog. Whether you are looking for […]Continue reading
As a dog owner it is very important that you practice good doggy manners. What does that mean you ask? This article is going to point out some things that are important for you to be a good dog owner and to show good doggy etiquette.
There are several things that you should be doing to show that you are a courteous dog owner. This is just four different ones that I see being abused the most.Continue reading
When beginning obedience training there is quite often one request from my client. They want the dog to be able to work for all members of the family including mom, dad as well as the kids. I always explain that it is a very reasonable request and after the dog is trained we will teach the entire family how to work with the trained dog.Continue reading
Believe it or not there are a bunch of dangerous things for your dog right in your own backyard. Everything from poisonous plants, choking dangers and even a fence that isn’t adequate. In this article we will discuss some of those dangers so you can watch out for them.Continue reading
I get calls quite often from people wanting to know what would be a great dog to get for the family since they have children. They’re looking for a dog that is kid friendly and will make a good addition to the family. Of course there isn’t one particular breed that’s the best for everybody but I do have four of them that I usually recommend. Let me tell you about them now.
Let’s start off with the Labrador Retriever. To put it simply I love labs. Labs are great dogs and they usually love everybody. The fact that they have a short coat means they are easy for grooming purposes, however keep in mind that they do shed quite a bit.Continue reading
Having a dominant puppy can lead to all types of problems as your puppy grows into an adult dog. Being able to identify these dominant signals is important so that you will be able to correct the problems before they become habits. Training your puppy should start at 4 to 6 months of age and the earlier the better to keep from developing these bad traits.Continue reading
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