Common Sense Information on The Training and Care of Puppies and Dogs

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Hi I’m Jeff, for over 40 years I’ve been working with dogs and their owners on both a personal and professional level. I’ve learned a lot about dogs over the years. There is still a lot more to learn.

There is plenty of good information available on training great dogs. However, I have found that it can be hard for some folks to just pick up a book and apply what is written to real world situations. I think the biggest challenge is that every situation is different. Every dog is different and what might work for some dogs won’t work for every dog. There are a lot of nuances in dog training it takes time be good at it. However, the rewards are many when it comes to training great dogs.

There is a lot involved in picking and then raising a happy, obedient, confident and social dog.

Hopefully my posts will help you in raising,
training, and the general care your four legged friends.

You can see from some of the pictures that I am a hunter. I have no apologies for that, it is very much a part of our lifestyle here in Montana. It is an absolute joy watching a dog do what it was truly bread for. Therefore, A portion of my posts will have to do with field work. However, every dog starts as a puppy and regardless of whether they are going to be raised for the field or for the home, it all starts the same way.

A dog that is well socialized is confident and happy and a dog that listens is important no matter what they do.

Whether you hunt, or train agility dogs, compete in obedience trials or just want a great house dog, the majority of the information that I share will be relevant to you.

When I was traveling doing dog demonstrations one of my main demonstrations that I did was titled “If you want a better dog then build a better puppy

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    • Rescued 3 yr old; in hospital now. Liver. Not “poop” trained. I’m 71 (as of 1.23.45) with extreme health issues. Where I got him lied about his health. Humps everyone who moves! Absolutely everything I can’t do. I feel awful for getting him. His name is Jack (JFK) and he’s very bright. What should I do?

      • Hi Chris, Sorry to hear about your situation. I don’t have an easy answer for you. If you do not think that you can take care of your dog then I would suggest you consider giving him up. I understand if that is not the answer you were looking for but sometimes it’s for the best. If you do think you can keep him, then you might find the post I just published on Rescue dogs to be helpful. I wish you and your dog all the best and I hope they can get the liver problem under control quickly.
        If you have any more questions please fell free to contact me. Take Care and all the best to you and your dog, Jeff


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