What is taurine-deficiency dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), and how can dog owners prevent it? (Hint: It involves more than just grain-free foods.) By Linda P. Case – Find the most recent version of this article HERE. TAURINE FOR DOGS: OVERVIEW Dietary Risk Factors for Reduced Taurine Status: – Low-protein diet (limited taurine precursors)– Heat-damaged or poor-quality protein sources–…

Introducing & maintaining cohesiveness among Dogs and Cats. By Sherry Woodard, Best Friends animal behavior consultant   Some dogs do fine living with cats; others simply cannot live safely with felines. Sometimes, a dog can live with certain cats (depending on their age, temperament and activity level), but not others. Even if your dog has successfully…

Trainer Margo is a Psychometrist with a Bachelor of Science of Psychology and Master of Clinical Social Work. Within these, she has a strong background in Learning Theory, Behavioral Theories, and Cognitive Psychology, which are great assets to her abilities as a dog trainer and instructor. Those skills give a firm understanding of the science…

Signs It is more fluid to finish Right (“parade finish,” around your back) when executing signs 301 – 303 301. HALT – Recall over Jump – Finish – Right Turn – Forward – This sign will be placed at least 8 feet before the jump. While heeling, the handler halts and the dog sits in front…