Sam Hyer

Who is teaching whom? part III

March 5, 2010 // 0 Comments

by SAM HYER Once you have mastered the “heel” with your best fur friend, next is “heel, sit.” This is another command your dog needs to learn, and it is best taught at the same time as the “heel.” Sam Hyer Your pup needs to learn that every time you stop, she is to immediately sit down by your side, and remain sitting until you release the command. This looks [...]

Who is teaching whom? part II

December 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

Obedience training for your pets Sam Hyer by SAM HYER When your “fur child” is about six months old, it is time to begin a program of more advanced obedience training. You need to put aside some time for training each and every day. Plan on spending half an hour each day to work with your dog—15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening is the normal [...]

Who is teaching whom?

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sam Hyer Obedience training for your pets by SAM HYER “In many ways, dogs are like children,” says Bob Yamall Jr. of Kimbertal Kennels, Kimberton, PA., a nationally respected judge, breeder and trainer. They are curious and lively—dogs will spend much time trying different activities and exploring new behaviors. But only by consistent, firm obedience training will [...]

What is kennel cough?

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sam Hyer by SAM HYER Kennel cough is also called canine cough, bordetellosis and infectious tracheobronchitisis. Kennel cough in dogs will stimulate a coarse, dry, hacking cough about three to seven days after the dog is initially infected. It sounds as if the dog needs to “clear its throat” and the cough will be triggered by any extra activity or exercise. [...]

Tip to remove ticks

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sam Hyer by SAM HYER Because as a groomer I am seeing more and more ticks on companion dogs, I thought I would provide this neat removal technique. Please cut this out and post it on the inside of the door of your medicine cabinet. You never know when you will need it for anyone with children playing in tall grass or hunters, dogs or anyone who even steps outside in [...]
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