Alec’s Training Tip of the Month
Congratulations, you took the plunge and expanded your family by adding a new rescue pup into your home! Whether this new addition being integrated into your existing canine family, or if he will be an only pup, my first thought is that your adoption center hopefully did its job and paired a perfect dog to work well with your existing lifestyle. If that was done, then the rest is an easy downhill ride.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP... it actually exists!) 43 percent of all dogs are overweight and 10 percent of all dogs are obese! That makes more than half of our dogs overweight or obese!. An overweight pet is more prone to heart problems, poor skin condition, lameness, and more serious illnesses, like diabetes. A study actually details how pets who free feed live an average of two years less than pets with limited calories.
Ashly’s Training Tip of the Month
We think both you and your dog are going to love this training tip! If you want to have a dog who listens better to your commands then you have to play with them. That's right. This month's tip is simply play games with your dog. Not only does it build a much stronger bond with your doggie companion which lends itself to better listening, but it also makes them tired and more able to focus on your training. You'll see other benefits to this of course too such as less separation anxiety and other unwanted behaviors.