Neutering (Spaying and Castrating)

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Neutering (Spaying and Castrating)

Dog owners are generally encouraged to have their dogs neutered or spayed unless, of course, they are still showing their pedigreed dogs. There will never be enough homes for all the dogs looking for one so the call from shelters and the Humane Society will always be to neuter your dogs in order to prevent more unwanted puppies and the suffering that accompanies many strays. Read the rest of this entry »

Harnesses

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Harnesses

Many owners complain that they have difficulty in controlling their dogs on walks because of constant pulling. In many cases we find that these dogs are fitted with standard harnesses that are mainly used for tracking and pulling. The harness fits around the dog’s chest and the leash is attached on top. This does not give the handler any extra control over the dog on a walk. In fact, the easiest way of teaching a dog to pull is to put him in a harness.

Harnesses were originally designed for dogs, such as huskies, to pull sledges. The harness enables a dog to use his entire body weight to add to the pulling momentum. It also provides unrestricted freedom for the dog to get its nose to the ground and makes it a useful tool in tracking. Read the rest of this entry »




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