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Adopt from a Dog Rescue Facility - It’s the Right Choice!

dog rescue San Antonio, dog adoption San AntonioDogs are not just our pets to most of us. They are family. Bringing a dog into your home means years of love, companionship, and loyalty. It also means years of responsibility that includes Veterinary visits, regular feedings, grooming, and training. Not everyone is cut out to be a pet owner so before you adopt, and hopefully you will adopt from a dog rescue facility, be sure you take these factors into consideration. There are several options for dog adoption in the San Antonio and New Braunfels areas, but the best, and most ethical way is probably through a dog rescue. Buying a pet from a pet store means there’s a good chance the animal came from a puppy mill. Puppy mills do not place the dogs’ well-being at the top of their priority list. A rescue takes animals from difficult or abusive relationships and works to find loving, forever homes. Here are some reasons why it is best to avoid certain animal sellers and adopt through a dog rescue.

dog boarding, dog kennelLeaving your pet for an extended period is not easy. Even if you are going on the vacation of a lifetime, you will still spend time missing your pooch and wondering how they are doing. Since you know it can be difficult for you, imagine how hard it might be for your dog. Dog boarding is a great option, but it can be stressful for everyone. There are some things you can do, however, to reduce the stress and make their stay at a dog kennel a little easier on them.

dog training, dog obedience classes There may be no better companion than a well-trained dog. One of the bonuses of adopting from a reputable breeder in New Braunfels is you will most likely adopt a dog that has received some dog training before you take them home. For our litter of German Shepherds, we will start with some training, but you can also bring your pup to dog obedience classes on an ongoing basis. Dog training is so important to not just teach behavior, but also to build a bond between dog and owner. Here are some of the key rules to follow when training German Shepherds.

German Shepherd puppies, dog breeder As you may have heard, Lara’s Canine Solutions has a fantastic litter of German Shepherd puppies available to puppy lovers in San Antonio, New Braunfels, and the surrounding area.  We are very excited to present them to the world and look forward to seeing them grow, develop, and move on to their loving forever homes. Everyone loves puppies, but you can’t simply take one of these puppies home with you right away. Puppies need to stay with the dog breeder for a little while after birth. During this time, they learn skills and socialize so they will be well-adjusted when they move away from the litter. Here are some reasons why it’s best that a puppy stays a little while with the dog breeder.

Can You Teach Dog Obedience to a Senior Pet?

dog obedience, dog trainer We’ve all heard the saying that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but is that the reality? Once a dog hits senior age, many dog owners have long since stopped thinking about teaching dog obedience. Whether you have had the dog for a long time, or are adopting a senior, there is no reason to think they cannot be taught to behave better. All dogs, regardless of age, want to be part of a family and feel useful. They also all need to stay active. Dog obedience training, whether by yourself or with a dog trainer, can help with all those things. Essentially, keeping your dog engaged can keep them feeling youthful.

German Shepherd Breeding: Tips for First Time Breeders

If you’re a first-time breeder it’s critical that you’re prepared as much as you can for your first litter. German Shepherd breeding, dog breeders German Shepherd breeding is a very challenging experience, but it can also be a rewarding one. The first thing you must know is that it’s very time-consuming. Beyond that, it’s labor-intensive and can even result in failed attempts, which can often be heartbreaking. You must have a true commitment and a lot of patience if you’re going to see it through. When done properly it will take months (if not years) of being organized and diligent planning before the actual breeding takes place. In addition, it’s going to be expensive. These facts aren’t meant to deter you from proceeding, they’re just the harsh reality of successful breeding.

When to Hire a Dog Trainer (and Choosing the Right One)

dog trainerYou may have gotten a new puppy, or you may have an older dog that you would like to behave differently. No matter the situation, a dog trainer can help improve your dog’s behavior and make your home more harmonious. There are many techniques and methods for dog training, and not all dog and dog obedience classes are the same. Here is a quick guide to knowing when the time is right to hire a dog trainer.  

Common Dog Behavior Problems and Causes with Adopted Dogs

dog adoption It feels wonderful to bring a new furry family member into your San Antonio home, and it is even more rewarding when it is a dog that has been rescued. Adopting a rescued dog means that you are saving it from a life of neglect, abandonment, abuse, or sometimes all three. Because of the situations that these dogs come from, rescue dogs often have dog behavior problems that can be difficult to manage. While it can be a great challenge, sticking with your new friend will give you a lifetime of love and commitment. Here are some common dog behavior issues when it comes to dog adoption.