Rare Breed and K9 Experience

Rare Breed and K9 Experience

My Grandmother Shaefer is Dutch and her last name means Shepherd, oddly without even knowing I became the Shepherd guy. I love all types and have raised Australian Blue Heelers and German Shepherds but have to say A Mcnabb is probably my favorite dog over the years....
Adopting a Dog-Buyer Awareness

Adopting a Dog-Buyer Awareness

How to Adopt the Right Dog for You Letting your emotions take over at the shelter is the absolute wrong way to go about adopting a dog. No dog is “right” or “wrong.” However, there is probably a “right” or “wrong” dog for you and your lifestyle. A fearful, traumatized...
Dog Aggression and Classification

Dog Aggression and Classification

Dealing with Aggression Difficult Dogs that are not easy to handle. Learn from the most experienced evaluator Domination issues According to scientific research, dog aggression is not rooted in dominance behavior or the owner’s lack of “alpha” status. Most of the...
WHAT IS SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS SHELTERING

WHAT IS SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS SHELTERING

In the February issue, which will be in mailboxes and online soon, we have an article about a new model for communities looking to improve the practices and policies adopted by their local animal shelters and rescue groups. The new model has been called “Socially...
6 DOG BRAIN TYPES: NEUROSCIENCE EVERY DOG TRAINER SHOULD KNOW

6 DOG BRAIN TYPES: NEUROSCIENCE EVERY DOG TRAINER SHOULD KNOW

Newest neuroscience research shows that dog breeds are different not only in terms of their size, shape, and fur. They literally have different brains. Through the process of selective breeding, humans have altered the brain circuitry of their companions. To...
5 REASONS WHY YOUR GERMAN SHEPHERD IS AGGRESSIVE

5 REASONS WHY YOUR GERMAN SHEPHERD IS AGGRESSIVE

Smart, loyal, and confident, German Shepherds are often chosen as a pet for the feeling of safety they bring to the house. Even walking through a dangerous neighborhood is not scary anymore when you have a strong, wolf-looking dog on a leash. But the same protective...
WHY IS MY GERMAN SHEPHERD SO ANXIOUS?

WHY IS MY GERMAN SHEPHERD SO ANXIOUS?

German Shepherds are known as great human companions.  This race was developed specially for hard work: guarding the flock, military, and police work. Many owners chose their German Shepherds because of their strength and intelligence. However, they often struggle...