- “Adolescent Changes” From Dog Star Daily. No, you’re not losing your mind — the cute puppy who would never leave your side is now blowing you off and stealing from the trash. Learn what to expect, and take heart. A well-behaved adult dog is just around the corner!
- “Surviving Your Puppy’s Adolescence” Trainer Tehani Mosconi provides you with tips and tricks of the trade.
- “How to Calm Your Dog by Playing Tug” Nan Arthur at KarenPryorClickerTraining.com offers a comprehensive look at the game of tug, which many trainers (myself included) agree is a wonderful energy burner for young dogs. Arthur shows you how to choose a good tug toy, rules for play and how to teach a quick, safe release.
- Is Your Dog Ready for Agility Training?” If you’re thinking about agility to keep your young monster occupied, Sarah tosses out questions to ponder before beginning a training program.
- Your adolescent dog and the dog park The Association of Pet Dog Trainers offers three articles geared toward determining whether your local dog park is a good fit for your dog, including “Dog Park Etiquette,” “Pros and Cons of Dog Parks,” and “What Makes a Good Dog Park (PDF).”
- “Safety Tips for Running With Your Dog” A tired dog is more often a good dog. This article from Runtheplanet.com offers a number of health and safety tips for getting your partner into shape.
- “When To Seek Help With Your Dog” Sarah talks about how to tell whether your dog’s behavior is more than just adolescent rowdiness.
Jake’s 7-month-old Bouvier de Flandres, Mona, makes her demo debut at the Southeastern Ohio Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day last weekend! This demo was recorded at East State Street park.
Come and support the newly formed Southeastern Ohio Kennel Club this Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East State Street Park in Athens.
The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Test will be held twice during the event. The cost is $10 per dog.
Featured demonstrations will include agility, obedience, disc and dog bite prevention, and representatives of animal-related organizations will be on hand to talk to owners and their dogs.
Polite, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. For more information and a schedule of activities, visit our SEOKC event page.