The Good Dog Blog will be awarding a weekly “Good Dog Award” to those doing good things for dogs. This week’s Good Dog Award Winners are Dogs on Deployment, a non-profit organization that helps place military pets in caring homes while their owners are serving in the US armed forces.
About Jenn Merritt
Jenn Merritt, CPDT-KA has been a professional dog trainer for over 15 years and owns Blue Dog Creature Coaching in Burlington, Ontario. Jenn follows the principles and ethics of science based, positive reinforcement dog training. These techniques are based on the science of learning theory and incorporate the latest research on how animals learn and cognition, taking into account each animal’s emotional state without intimidation, confrontation, violence, or domination. Jenn joins national certified dog trainers through accreditation by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is also a professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, a Guild certified Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner and a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator. Jenn is a Maxwell Medallion nominated author by the Dog Writers Association of America and her articles have been featured in the APDT Chronicle of the Dog journal, DogFancy, and, most recently in the book, "The Dog Trainer's Resource, Volume 3."
Entries by Jenn Merritt
The Good Dog Blog awards a weekly “Good Dog Award” for dogs doing good things and those doing good things for dogs. This week’s Good Dog Award goes to the second grade class at Shawnee Heights Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas.
February 22nd is National Walk Your Dog Day! Good Dog in a Box is encouraging you to get out there and enjoy National Walk Your Dog Day with a no-pull harness. No-pull harnesses are a great all around choice for walking dogs. They decrease pain and anxiety for dogs while on leash, give the handlers […]
The Good Dog Blog will be awarding a weekly “Good Dog Award” to those doing good things for dogs. This week’s award goes to Dr. Ruby Shorrock and her Trusty Paws Clinic in Glasgow, Scotland, which provides free health care for companion dogs of men and women that are homeless or in temporary housing.
There are many factors that should be considered before adopting a puppy or dog, especially when children are involved. To set your family up for success, here are the top 5 questions to ask before adopting a dog:
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