Who is teaching whom? part III

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.” Your pup needs to learn that every time you stop, she is to immediately sit down […]

Who is teaching whom? part II

Obedience training for your pets 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 […]

Who is teaching whom?

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 they […]

What is kennel cough?

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 […]

Tip to remove ticks

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 […]