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Nose Work & Target Training - Useful and Fun For All Dogs

Nov, 02

Last week, we saw a Facebook post that really caught our attention - a Corgi named Daisy competing in K9 Nose Work.  What jumped out was that this Corgi had degenerative myelopathy (DM) and was in a wheelchair, and her mom wheeled her around in a wagon, going from station to station to compete.   In their last competition a few weeks ago, this...

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Foundation Training - Essential Basics for Conditioning (see PROMO CODE)

Oct, 17

When building a home, most builders agree that a solid foundation is the most important component - without a solid base it's just a matter of time before the home's structure becomes damaged.  The same is true when training your dog - without a proper foundation, dog's body is more prone to damage and injury. Here's a great self-guided, online course on this very subject (use...

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Understanding Behavior Conditioning in Dog Training

Mar, 03

It is important to understand behavior conditioning and how it works in order to best control it when it comes to our canine companions. First, let’s get the technical “speak” out of the way and then we can talk in more layman’s terms. There are different types of conditioning when it comes to behavior.   We normally refer to two types...

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FUNdamentals K9 Conditioning Course by Jana Gams, DVM, CCRP

Jan, 24

MASSIVE SHOUT OUT! It's an honor and pleasure to officially introduce Dr. Jana Gams to the Vital Vet community!! "Think Before You Throw" and "Is Sloppy Sitting Something to Worry About?", are two of Vital Vet's MOST POPULAR articles - both written by Dr. Jana Gams.  Check them out if you haven't done so yet.  Many of you are asking for more from...

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THINK BEFORE YOU THROW

Jan, 20

Repetitive ball throwing: facts and alternatives Not sure what might be bad about repetitive ball throwing? Read and learn some more appropriate ways of exercising and bonding with your dog. “A tired dog is a good dog” - perhaps, but we are really happy that more and more dog owners are becoming aware of a potentially bad outcome from repetitively...

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