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Last updated 2/2016




Following are various articles and information sheets regarding some common safety concerns we should have for our dogs.  These are for private use only.  Contact me for permission to reprint for public use.  The articles are in PDF format and will require Acrobat Reader to view.  If you do not have reader, it can be downloaded here: 

 Dog Parks Looking at the pros and cons and helping determine if your dog is ready for one.

Holiday Safety Learn the risks some of our most enjoyable times pose to our dogs.

How Safe are Retractable Leads? Often touted as great alternatives to allowing a dog to run loose. Very popular with dog owners.  However, do you know the risks?

The Importance of Leash Laws Many hate them but they are vital for community safety. Looking at leash laws from the other side.

Ways to Confine Your Dog to Your Yard What is the best and safest method of confinement?  Looking at the major options and the pros and cons.


Memberships and Associations:

 Pet Professionals Guild * Association of Pet Dog Trainers * International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants * United Shetland Sheepdog Association * Blue Ridge Shetland Sheepdog Club * Granite State Shetland Sheepdog Club * Will O'Wisp Shetland Sheepdogs

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