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Choosing a Dog

Is Your Dog Who You Thought He'd Be?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

They typically envision an affectionate dog who's fairly easy to train, won't make major demands on their lifestyle, and is friendly with the family and visitors. There's nothing wrong with that. I mean, really, who goes looking for a dog with baggage? Who wants a long-term project?

5 Quick Tests When Choosing a Rescue Dog or Puppy

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Is your schedule random or consistent? Is your home quiet or chaotic? You can test for these traits in an eight-week-old puppy with alarming accuracy.

Quick Tips for Choosing a Dog or Puppy

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

As a dog trainer, I relish pre-adoptions consultations -- helping people consider the right dog for their lifestyle and preparing their household for the new addition. Here are my top five tips.