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Hi & welcome to the Pet Lovers board. Are you thinking of adding a new puppy or dog to your life? Looking for some advise before you make a commitment? Good for you! Kick your shoes off & have a seat for a while. Woops! Watch out for that squeaky toy between the cushions. And don't mind the dog hair. It's just one of those little signs that the house is full of doggie joy.

Before plunging ahead, take a look at some of the board's best tips to help you successfully make your decision & add a lifetime of well-mannered canine love to your family:

Shopping List For The New Guy

Essential Reading For Your Canine Library
"Don't Shoot The Dog" by Karen Pryor
"Culture Clash" by Jean Donaldson
"Paws To Consider: Choosing The Right Dog For You And Your Family" by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson

What Breed Fits Your Needs?

When Searching For A Puppy...

LOTS 'O Links - Clicker Training, Crate Training & More
Plus - Tips For An Energetic Pup

Locate A Positive Reinforcement or Clicker Trainer In Your Area

Clicker Training Message Board
(join to post - it's free)

Training the Chewing/Destructive Puppy

Mouth Training - Teaching Bite Inhibition For A "Soft" Mouth

The Art Of Kong Stuffing, Crate Training & Other SFSPCA Training Tips

More Tips For The Energetic Pup

Improving Your Dog's Recall

Teaching "Leave It"

Catch 'Em Doing Right

Leash Chewing & Training Tips For Give

Reducing Fear Growling & Biting Around Strangers

Eliminating Jumping

Bathing 101

Nail Clipping For Newbies

A Piddle Primer

Recommended Pet Urine Neutralizer
Simple Solution (preferred over Nature's Miracle)

Your Day Is Full Of Training Opportunities

Does Your Yard Look Like the Grand Canyon?

What To Do For a Dog that Chews

Is Your Dog Known as Mr. Barks-A-Lot?

Never Never Say It Say It Twice-Twice

Leading The Dance - Building A Better Relationship

Many Good Articles Clicker Solutions Denver Dumb Friends League

A Training Philosophy - Nothing In Life Is Free

To Your Dog - Your Family Will....

Lead with Love - Gentle Leaders, Halti's & Other Head Halters

Sources for Head Halters
(Your dog's head shape/personality may make one a better fit than another)

The Gentle Leader®

The K-9 Kumalong®

The Comfort Trainer® (website of the halter developer) (picture of Comfort Trainer)

Stop Your Dog's Pulling Problem In Its tracks
(See source for The Snoot Loop®)

The Black Dog Wear Training Collar
AU$ 31.70 is about US$17.50, U.S. shipping available

Halti & Gentle Leader Collars
Fitting and Acclimating Procedure

Boxers & Head Halters
acclimation tips, also shows Black Dog head halter in use, which might fit short-nosed dogs better than other brands

And let's not forget the joy & humor of owning a dog.....

How To Make Puppy Pie

Understanding Your New Dog - Division of Matter in the Universe

Solution For Training Problems - Correcting With A Rolled Newspaper

Hope you enjoyed your stay. Feel free to post any questions you may have, as well as pictures & stories about your new furball, once you find the one meant for you. Welcome to the board & a world full of doggie love & companionship!

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