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Out Door Cats Yes or No?

June 22, 2010

I am of two minds on this issue I understand that there are farm cats and that there can be an issue of cats being dumped on ‘farm homes’ and with reproduction getting out of hand in some locations. I also know some rescues offer colonies of altered cats to farm homes so some...
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Ask Nancy: Who’s Running the House?

June 18, 2010

Does your dog or pup have a mistaken idea of who is in charge of the house? Does he or she think the dog rules over all of you? Does your dog get angry or upset if you try to leave the ‘pack den’? Does your dog act like all the toys and food...
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Traveling with Your Pet

June 15, 2010

The latest AAA Traveling with Your Pet, the AAA Pet Book is now available. If you like to take your pet on vacation, this is book is filled with suggestions on what you need to make your vacation as easy as possible.  It includes advice on what to pack for your pet, listings of...
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Ask Nancy: Variable Reward Training

April 23, 2010

Variable Reward Training to keep training interesting for the dog Mostly today trainers talk about using food lures and rewards for putting in behaviors and perfecting them. This method works pretty well if you know how to use it correctly but there is often a bit of info left out on how to keep...
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Dog Licensing Reminder

April 19, 2010

April means it is time to get your dog licenses. Dogs 4 months old or over must be licensed on or before April 30.  Dog licenses are available from your town clerk.  In order to get a dog license, you must bring proof that your dog’s rabies vaccination is current. FEES If the dog...
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Autism Service Dogs

April 6, 2010

CNN has a great story about a mother who wanted a service dog for her autistic twins.  In her case, she decided to start with a puppy and have it trained locally. “When McMillan asked the trainer whether she was able to train a dog to assist with her autistic twin boys, the dog...
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Seasons

April 2, 2010

New Hampshire seems to be confused as to what season it is, so, we are bringing you a beach video! This  was made by a group of first-time dog owners in Hungary, The Promotion Group of Népsziget, using the Mirror Method of dog training.The Mirror Method’s name comes from the idea that dogs reflect...
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Ask Nancy: So You Want a Puppy – Now What?

April 1, 2010

Why a Breeder and not a Pet Store? A breeder is the person who owns the mother of the pups at the time the breeding took place. This usually is also the person who owns the pups when they are born. This should be the person who knows more about the litter than anyone...
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Ask Nancy: Help My Puppy is Chewing EVERYTHING!

March 22, 2010

All pups go through a chewing stage. How you handle it determines how bad it is, how many household items get impacted, and how your dog chooses chew items for life. Many people start noticing destructive chewing around 12 weeks though it can begin earlier. At 12 weeks this is still a baby puppy...
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Be cautious about mandatory pet spay-neuter legislation

March 13, 2010
Be cautious about mandatory pet spay-neuter legislation

Periodically, a number of facts seem to fall into place, revealing a truth that might not have been apparent previously. Something like this happened to me this week. I had been wondering how it is possible for Americans to be so enchanted with dogs as pets, and at the same time, to hold beliefs...
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