Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 4 of 5)
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Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 4 of 5): Consider making a small card that you keep in your wallet that will alert paramedics to the fact that you have pets at home – how many and who to contact. Keep … Read More

Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 3 of 5)
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Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 3 of 5): In addition, have your puppy tattooed or micro-chipped. These permanent forms of identification will help reunite your and your puppy should something disastrous happen. If you live alone be sure that you … Read More

New Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Class Starts Wed 7/11/2018 @ 5:45 PM
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A new session of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) classes will be starting up with Judy Peterson on Wednesday, 7/11 at 5:45pm Spots still available. Sign up online or in the office. ____________ Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Age Requirements: Minimum 8 … Read More

Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 1 of 5)
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We all would like to hope that disasters won’t happen to our family, our neighbors, and our friends. But, the reality of it is in our lifetime all of us are going to experience environmental issues of some sort or … Read More

Controlling Your Puppy’s Barking Behavior (Part 3 of 3)
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Controlling Your Puppy’s Barking Behavior (Part 3 of 3): Here are a few solutions that our instructors and students have had success with. Note: if one method does not work, try a different one – do what works for you … Read More

Controlling Your Puppy’s Barking Behavior (Part 2 of 3)
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Controlling Your Puppy’s Barking Behavior (Part 2 of 3): Here are a few solutions that our instructors and students have had success with. Note: if one method does not work, try a different one – do what works for you … Read More

Controlling Your Puppy’s Barking Behavior (Part 1 of 3)
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Think of barking as a natural response to a stimulus and not as a direct attempt to annoy you. This is the first step in controlling your puppy’s barking behavior. The stimulus may be boredom, anxiety, attention seeking, the doorbell, … Read More

Introduction to Tracking Workshop with Vita Allison, 6/16, 9am-12pm
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (held in the back field at Jump … Read More

Understanding Your Puppy’s Instincts (Part 4 of 5)
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Understanding Your Puppy’s Instincts (Part 4 of 5): The Desire to Chase after Prey Dogs were domesticated originally to work for us particularly in the area of hunting. People gradually were able to redirect the dog’s wolf- like instinct to … Read More

Understanding Your Puppy’s Instincts (Part 3 of 5)
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Understanding Your Puppy’s Instincts (Part 3 of 5): Remember too that dogs can get injured when they attempt to chase something inappropriately. Some dogs are prone to chasing cars. When in public for your dog’s safety, always keep him on … Read More

May 24th Breed Handling Class Cancelled
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Due to a conflict with the Mission Circuit Dog Show, the May 24th Breed Handling class will be cancelled.

Understanding Your Puppy’s Instincts (Part 2 of 5)
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Understanding Your Puppy’s Instincts (Part 2 of 5) The Desire to Chase Chasing is fun for dogs; it’s part of what makes up a dog. Your puppy might not be interested in chasing a ball but make it fun with … Read More

Children and Dogs (Part 2 of 5)
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Children and Dogs (Part 2 of 5): Dogs and children can be the best of friends; however, good relationships between dogs and children are not automatic. Puppies have sharp teeth and small children have delicate skin. It’s a fact of … Read More

Children and Dogs (Part 1 of 5)
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Children and Dogs (Part 1 of 5): Parents may think about getting a dog because their children enjoy meeting dogs and reading stories about animals. However, no child under 12 years can take on the responsibility of adequately caring for … Read More

Caring for Your New Puppy (Part 6 of 6)
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Caring for Your New Puppy (Part 6 of 6): On the other hand, you may have to administer other medications that your puppy may find distasteful. Because you have held her and touched her mouth as part of her training, … Read More

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