Taking Scent

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Taking Scent

IMG_0856[1]A dog’s amazing sense of smell is beyond human comprehension. It is an inborn, natural ability. We cannot teach a dog anything about it other than to distinguish certain smells from others and to do it with confidence, correctness and concentration.

The basic Scent Discrimination tests require from the dog the ability to find the handler’s scent on a cloth that is placed between 5 other neutral cloths, also known as “blanks.” Your task is to teach the dog to find the scented cloth you want him to find, and to do so on command. This means that the teaching of scent discrimination now concentrates, almost exclusively, on cloth scenting. (Previously the dog had to find the handler’s article from between up to ten other articles.) Read the rest of this entry »

Puppies and Parvo

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Puppies and Parvo

Puppies 001Finding out that your puppy has contracted Canine Parvo Virus is the worst news a pet owner can face. Puppies less than 4 months old and dogs that have not been vaccinated against the virus are at increased risk for infection. That is why we do not start puppy classes unless a puppy has had at least its second jabs against Parvo – usually around ten (10) weeks of age. Read the rest of this entry »




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