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HERE ARE  LINKS TO VERY WORTHWHILE ORGANIZATIONS-
Place the cursor on the picture or logo to go to their site :

Please don't buy your dog from a Pet Store, or over the internet without visiting the breeder;  they are often Puppy Mill Dogs - Go to a Resuce group or Shelter PLEASE. Lets get rid of Puppy Mills.
The dogs Thank You.
 

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Muttville is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. On a local level, Muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them new homes or gives them hospice. On a global level, Muttville provides information about caring for older dogs and support for people who do.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO LEARN MORE OR ADOPT A GREAT DOG

 

A local rescue organization for our older canine citizens:

 

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People and Organizations United To Rescue Every Saveable Animal
 
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Where do you find that special someone:
Adopt an Animal
Petfinders.com
Bring some love into your life

 
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A local Sanctuary that saves lives
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They need volunteers, money and adobters

 
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Service Dogs for Veterans Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan
Dog Tags: Service Dogs for Those Who’ve Served Us was established by Puppies Behind Bars to provide service dogs to veterans returning home from Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF) who have suffered a physical injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or exhibit Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Service Dogs for Vets
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Click here to learn more

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As seen an Oprah

A lifetime commitment to
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physically challenged, abused, & abandoned animals

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The large no kill sanctuary featured on Nature's channel

Dog Town
Dog Town
Sanctuary

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Another local adoption choice
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United States Human Society
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Stop Cruelty to Animals

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Learn more about saving and caring for our local animals:
San Francisco Animal Care and Control
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THINK ADOPTION

        
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Main Line Rescue (as seen on OPRAH)

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These are essential readings
Click on each book to order

BEFORE YOU GET YOUR PUPPY
DRDUNBAR
DOWN LOAD THIS FREE BOOK

Click on this book to buy
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INFORMATIVE AND FUN TO READ

After You Get Your Puppy by Dr. Dunbar
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Click on this cover and download for free

Amazon.com

 
 
 
 
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I'm a Canine Good Citizen tester
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American Kennel Club certified

To see the 10 test items to pass the CGC test click on the above AKC logo

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A PLACE AMONG WOLVES
wolf havewolf haven sanctuary
This Sanctuary saves wolves, one wolf at a time

 
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Wild Canid Survival and Research Center
wild Canid Sanctuary
Started by Dr. Marlin Perkins

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Shock collars, learn more, click HERE

 
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If you want to watch a GOOD dog trainer on television's Animal Planet:

Victoria Stillwell
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Its Me or The Dog

Victoria's training tips:

1. Keep training. Owners often think that once a dog is trained, there is no need to carry on. But your dog never stops learning, and training should be reinforced throughout your pet's life.

2. Think dog. Take time to think about how your dog perceives the world, and use this knowledge to make training easier.

3. Exercise your dog. A tired dog is a happy dog. Ensure, however, that the exercise is appropriate for your dog's age and breed.

4. To feel secure, all dogs need a calm, confident leader. Effective leadership isn't about dominating your dog and making him submissive toward you. It's about being a teacher and building his confidence. You can achieve that by encouraging and rewarding good behavior.

5. Look at your dog's diet, and see how you can improve it. You are what you eat, and the same is true for your dog. Many behavior and medical problems can be attributed to poor diet, so make sure your dog is eating the very best.

6. Sign up for an activity that you both enjoy, such as an agility class, flyball, heel to music, etc. Dogs get bored easily, so get yours out and moving.

7. Get your dog microchipped, if you haven't already. Also, don't forget his yearly checkup with the veterinarian.

8. Keep playing. One of the best ways to bond with your dog is to play games that you both enjoy. Play is a great stress reliever for both dog and human.

9. Keep your dog safe. Don't leave your dog alone in a car or tied up outside a shop. Dog theft is on the rise, so be careful.

10. Have fun and enjoy your dog. A dog should never be a burden. If you take the time to train your dog, you'll give him the tools he needs to live successfully in a human world.

Victoria Stilwell's 4 Tips for Raising a Well-Behaved Dog

1. Consider life from his point of view. "We can't expect dogs to know that it's not socially acceptable to grab food off the dinner table," says Stilwell. "Yet we still punish for bad behavior without first teaching them what's right and what's wrong."

2. Don't dominate—cooperate. It's better to prevent misconduct (using positive reinforcement) than to punish it, says Stilwell. Teach your dog that good things come from good conduct, and he'll choose to behave.

3. Find out what motivates your dog to learn. It's a myth that dogs respond only to food—they could also want toys, praise, or attention. Vary the rewards to keep him engaged.

4. But don't neglect discipline. If your dog misbehaves, ignore him (for example, turn your back when he's jumping on you), give him a short time-out in another room, or redirect his energy toward something more positive, like a toy.

 
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Would you like some help picking out the type of dog you want?
Go to this LINK, fill out the questions and several breeds will be presented.  Then, please go rescue a dog that is either one of the breeds suggested, or a combination of breeds or one that grabs your heart. 
 
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To find other dog training resources:
 
APDT (Recommended)
 
 
  IACP (Some Recommended)
or

Directory of Dog Trainers (Unknown)

NEWS!!!! This proven dog training methodology is available for humans:  Dozer (the regal dog pictured below) has written a book  (Bev -his human, translated). 
"Sit, Down, Stay:
Dog Training so easy a Human can do it.
 
Available everywhere - including Amazon.com