|Shows for New Puppys|
The shows listed below cover a wide variety of topics that will be of interest to anyone with a new puppy.
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Common Puppy Training Issues
2015 Dog Training Classes at Green Acres Kennel Shop - Don and Kate discuss Green Acres Kennel Shops dog training options being offered at Green Acres in 2015. They start off discussing why training is so important to the relationship between you and your dog and how they teach you to train your dog so that you and your dog become best friends for life. Green Acres classes are different than many of the classes offered and they explain how and why they are different. They describe everything from Green Acres' introductory classes; puppy headstart and basic manners to their level 2 and level 3 classes. Tune in and learn why Green Acres Kennel Shop has been voted the region's best source for dog training classes. - http://www.greenacreskennel.com/training
The Dominance and Alpha Myth - Don and Kate discuss the concept of dominance, alpha dogs, pack hierarchy, and how this whole construct is a myth with both dogs and wolves that is not supported by science. They discuss how this has led to a punishment and compulsion based system of dog training which is not only unnecessary but is often counterproductive. They discuss the importance of leadership, boundaries, management and the use of reward based training as a smart alternative to the dominance approach. You can learn more by reading these articles: http://www.greenacreskennel.com/dog-behavior-and-training/dominance-reality-or-myth and http://www.greenacreskennel.com/dog-behavior-and-training/position-on-the-use-of-dominance-and-punishment-for-the-training-and-behavior-modification-of-dogs
Houestraining - In support of APDT National Train Your Dog Month Kate and discuss housetraining tips for people with new puppies or for dog owners with older dogs that don't quite get it. We'll discuss our proven housetraining program which is also available as a handout on our website - (http://www.greenacreskennel.com/dog-behavior-and-training/housetraining).
Play Biting and Chewing - In support of APDT National Train Your Dog Month Kate and Don discuss play biting and chewing, both common concerns with new puppies and often with older dogs as well. We'll discuss why dogs exhibit both of these behaviors and how they can be effectively managed with training. Handouts on these behaviors are available at our website as: http://www.greenacreskennel.com/dog-behavior-and-training/biting-and-bite-thresholds.html and http://www.greenacreskennel.com/dog-behavior-and-training/chewing.html
Help! My Puppy's A Land Shark - Kate and Don discuss how to deal with a new puppy that is play biting to the point that the pet parents are bleeding. You can read an article that accompanies this show at - http://www.greenacreskennel.com/dog-behavior-and-training/help-my-puppys-a-land-shark
Dogs and Children
Dogs and Babies with Jennifer Shryock from Family Paws Parent Education - Kate and Don interview Jennifer Shryock the founder of Family Paws Pet Education about their innovative programs; Dogs & Storks™ and the Dog and Baby Connection. We'll discuss why prior planning is so important for the successful integration of a new baby in a home with a dog and what you can do when you have questions.
Dog Bite Prevention & Doggone Safe with Teresa Lewin of Doggone Safe- part 1 - In part one of this two part series Kate and Don talk with Teresa Lewin, one of the founders of Doggone Safe, a non-profit dedicated to dog bite prevention through education. In this first show we discuss the dog bite problem (50% of all children will be taken to the ER for a dog bite by the time they are 12), why these bites usually occur, and what Doggone Safe and their partners like Green Acres Kennel Shop are doing to help prevent them. If you have dogs and children or family with either, or if you work with children, you will want to listen to this show. Checkout the dog bite prevention page on our website for more information - http://www.greenacreskennel.com/dog-bite-prevention
Dog Bite Prevention & Doggone Safe with Teresa Lewin of Doggone Safe- part 2 - In part two of this two part series Kate and Don talk with Teresa Lewin, one of the founders of Doggone Safe, a non-profit dedicated to dog bite prevention through education. In this second show we discuss Doggone Safe's innovative Be A Tree program for children and their Be Doggone Safe at Work program for adults that encounter dogs during work. We'll discuss how these programs work and their availability through Green Acres Kennel Shop. If you have dogs and children or family with either, or if you work with children, you will want to listen to this show. Checkout the dog bite prevention page on our website for more information - http://www.greenacreskennel.com/dog-bite-prevention
Kids & Dogs with Colleen Pelar – part 1 and Kids & Dogs with Colleen Pelar – part 2 – In this two part series, Don and Kate interview Certified Professional Dog Trainer and author Colleen Pelar about her book Living with Kids and Dogs... Without Losing Your Mind. We review Colleen's book and discuss tips for parents trying to manage a household with a dog and one or more kids. This book is a MUST READ for anyone with kids and dogs or for anyone with kids that is contemplating getting a dog. If you need some immediate assistance dealing with kids and dogs, give us a call at 945-6841 or checkout our dog bite prevention section on our website - http://www.greenacreskennel.com/dog-bite-prevention. You can read our review of Colleen’s book here - http://www.greenacreskennel.com/book-reviews/living-with-kids-and-dogswithout-losing-your-mind-a-parents-guide-to-controlling-the-chaos
Health & Safety
The Importance of Annual Exams with Dr. David Cloutier - Don and Kate talk with Dr. Cloutier about the importance of regular annual wellness exams for all pets. They discuss why such exams are so important, how clients should prepare for the exam (Dave and his staff love it when you come in with lists!), how you can prepare your pet to make a visit to the vet as stress free as possible, a typical wellness exam for a cat and for a dog, and the need for more frequent exams when pets age or when they have certain health issues.
Pet Food Myths - part 1 - In part one of this two part series, Don and Kate discuss several myths and conceptions pet guardians have about pet food. The fact is that not all pet foods are the same and the quality varies greatly. Kate and Don reveal these myths and guide the listeners on how to evaluate their pet’s food so that they can provide their pet with optimal nutrition that fits their budget.
Pet Food Myths - part 2 - In part two of this two part series, Don and Kate discuss several myths and conceptions pet guardians have about pet food. The fact is that not all pet foods are the same and the quality varies greatly. Kate and Don reveal these myths and guide the listeners on how to evaluate their pet’s food so that they can provide their pet with optimal nutrition that fits their budget.