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  • FREE Ask the Trainer Session - March 26th

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    Monday March 24th, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    What have you ALWAYS wanted to know about training your dog? No pet question is off limits at our LIVE Ask the Trainer session! Certified Pet Trainer Robin Lash of Morris K9 Campus will answer your questions tweeted to the Morris K9 Campus Twitter account on March 26 between 6 7 pm. Robin has been teaching group classes and private lessons at Morris K9 Campus since 2008. Before finding a home at Morris K9 Campus, Robin studied at a nationally recognized school where she learned everything...
  • What is Rally?

    from A Dog's Life

    Friday March 21st, 2014 at 01:23 PM

    Rally is a fun dog sport that is made up of obedience exercises and follows a numbered course. Different from formal competitive obedience, the exercises change from course to course. On the Rally course, there is a numbered sequence consisting of signs. The signs say which exercise you and your dog are supposed to perform. Sometimes it can be as easy as having your dog sit, while other signs can be moving exercises, such as left and right turns. Signs can also be placed by what we call an...
  • Choosing the Right Crate for Your Dog

    from A Dog's Life

    Friday March 14th, 2014 at 06:19 AM

    Square_140_4858642722_5695f2e7b8A crate can be one of the most beneficial tools for any dog owner. It provides a great way to help housetrain your dog and a way to keep your dog safe when they are not being monitored, among many other benefits. The crate can be an asset to any pet owner, but choosing the right one for your dog can be a daunting task. There are many different types of crates on the market, so which crate is right for your pet? Wire Crate Pros The wire crate allows for great ventilation, which is especially...
  • The Dog Gurus' Daycare Games

    from A Dog's Life

    Friday March 7th, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    All February long, Morris K9 Campus participated in The Dog Gurus Daycare Games. The games have come to an end and our staff earned an outstanding 13 medals, including 10 gold medals! The games worked on improving the skill sets of daycare attendees at Morris K9 Campus, while competing with other dog daycares across the country. Robin Bennett and Susan Briggs, the co-founders of The Dog Gurus, designed the Daycare Games as a skills-based challenge that keeps dogs safe and happy while...
  • Responsible Pet Owner Month - Preventing Fleas & Ticks

    from A Dog's Life

    Friday February 28th, 2014 at 06:19 AM

    One of the biggest faux pas you can make as a dog owner is thinking that ticks and fleas are only a threat to your dog during the summer. According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), New Jersey dogs are at high risk for three of the most common tick borne diseases year-round. The common mistake that most people make is assuming that since it is winter and its cold and snowy outside, ticks and fleas arent a cause for concern. However, ticks and fleas can survive during the...
  • Responsible Pet Owner Month - Make an Exercise Plan

    from A Dog's Life

    Friday February 21st, 2014 at 01:19 PM

    Square_140_shutterstock_20114254 Exercise is an important factor to helping your dog lead a healthy life. No matter what age your dog is, consistent exercise will help release their energy and also keep them in good physical shape. As a responsible dog owner, you should be setting a standard for the minimum amount of exercise that your dog will get over the course of a week. With the cold and snowy weather outside, you may be resistant to venture out with your dog. While its nice to stay warm and indoors on these chilly...
  • Responsible Pet Owner Month - Learn Your Training Terms

    from A Dog's Life

    Friday February 14th, 2014 at 08:04 AM

    Have you ever been to a training class where the trainer mentioned a term and you didnt know exactly what it meant? One of the most confusing parts of dog training can be the lingo used in training classes. As Responsible Pet Owner Month continues, one of the essential parts of training is in knowing the key terms and words pet trainers use. With an understanding of the most commonly used definitions, success in dog training is easily achievable. While there are many useful terms in...
  • Responsible Pet Owner Month - Scoop Your Dog's Poop!

    from A Dog's Life

    Friday February 7th, 2014 at 07:43 AM

    February is Responsible Pet Owner Month, and every week this month we will be giving you tips on our blog about how to be an outstanding dog owner. This week, well start with one of the most commonly overlooked things for a dog owner; Scooping your dogs poop. The frequent misconception is that your dogs waste acts as a fertilizer, so it is ok to let it break down over time outside. However, dog waste is actually a pollutant, not a fertilizer. Since it can be harmful to other dogs, humans and...
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