The weather is warm which means it's time to get outside with your dog! There is so much to do in the Garden State for dogs and their owners. Trips to dog-friendly beaches, hiking in state parks, and community festivals are just some of the many outdoor opportunities for you and your pup. While enjoying this season's outdoor activities, make sure you take proper precautions … [Read more...]
Alpacas, Llamas and Bears? Oh My!
We live in bear country; so how do you keep your alpacas, llamas, farm property, and yourself safe? The black bear population in New Jersey has been on the rise over the last 50 years. The majority of the black bear population inhabits the northwestern part of the state; however, they have been documented in all 21 counties. According to the Rutgers University resource … [Read more...]
Does Your Training Technique Match Your Dog’s Learning Style?
Consider this situation: It's your first training session at your 4-H dog club meeting and you are excited to start teaching your dog basic obedience like "sit". Your club leader demonstrates how to place your dog into the "sit" position. Everyone else easily puts their dog into a "sit" by replicating your leader's instructions. You, on the other hand, have ended up in a … [Read more...]