Mountain Dog Training

Mountain dog training involves trainers who practice a positive yet firm reinforcement for both the dog and the owner. A trainer in this field is patient and knowledgable of not only dogs in general but the breed of dog in question.

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Suzy, the Perfect Wire-Haired Terrier – a Dog Story

Suzy was bigger than the usual small dog, and almost filled the cage they put her in. Her coloring was black mixed with charcoal grey and she was a perfect, if large, wire-haired terrier, complete with side whiskers.

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The Best Dog Breeds for Children: Which One Should You Choose?

When it comes to choosing the perfect dog breed for your children, it’s no good simply choosing the dog you think is cutest or the breed from their favourite film. Different dogs need different levels of care and attention, some dogs get more excitable than others, and some are more placid.

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Testimonial: Hanging Out At The Ritz

Chicago Dog Training Testimonial:

We are hanging out at the ritz Carlton in half moon bay, CA with Roka and just talked about how there is no way he would sit here this still, without a leash and be this well behaved without his training with youphoto!

Thank you Ami!!
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Affectionate Affenpinschers

 

affenpinsherLiving in an apartment in a big city like Chicago but long for a pet/companion dog for your pre-teen child?  The Memphis Dog Coach, says, “Affenpinschers are your best bet as these are intelligent, playful but fiercely loyal dogs whose needs can be easily met in a big city like Chicago.” 

Affenpinschers as a breed, trace their origins back to 17th century Germany. These dogs are a toy breed, often likened to terriers. The dogs came much before the Brussels Griffon and they are often called monkey dogs (affe in German is ape) quite possibly because of their antics and their fearless curiosity in exploring things and places! Small built (9- 12 inches), these dogs were originally bred as ratters or mice hunters. The average litter size is 2 puppy dogs and the normal lifespan is about 12 years.

This little dog has been aptly named “mustached little devil” in France. This dog has wiry hair, usually longer in the head, eyebrows and beard, which frame the face giving him an intelligent endearing look. The hair of the dog, may be shorter on the rear and tail.  The tail and ears may be docked. The natural tail is set high and carried erect. The length of the body is proportional to its height, giving it a square appearance. The female dog is usually longer. These dogs have a moderate tolerance to heat and cold.

For their size, they need a lot of exercise – walks in Chicago city or a game in the backyard of your home in Chicago. Common colors of Affenspinschers in Chicago are silver, black, gray, tan, red and beige. Affens, as these dogs are often referred to, are usually friendly, curious, independent, fearless against  other aggressive animals and fiercely loyal and protective of their owners.  Spunky and bold, these dogs make ideal companions for a walk or a day at the beach. This dog loves to play, fetch, chase and climb and generally have a good time making owner’s laugh with his antics.

The dog‘s mouser genes make him quite dexterous with his forepaws, whether handling a toy or a prey.  This dog loves to show off, too, which makes him a lively companion. While this dog might be pint sized, he sure has a mind of his own. He can, at times be stubborn and a little difficult to housebreak.

The dog‘s fierce bark can, at times, provoke an attack from larger dogs. The dog may not be the ideal pet if you have other pets from the rodent family (hamsters, hedgehogs) as his ratter’s instincts run deep. Though each dog has his own personality, Affens generally tend to be a little possessive of their toys and may not be ideal pets if you have very small children.  The dog‘s slight build also makes them susceptible to injury from children stepping on them or sitting on them or dropping them.

Sturdy little independent dogs, Affenpinschers make ideal travel companions whether your Chicago or any city for that matter. These dogs crave affection and they are quite sociable. Taking them out as puppy dogs, letting them get used to new places and new people makes it easy for them to deal with their territorial instincts and makes them lively travel companions in Chicago and other cities.

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Cute Puppies are Adorable, But Grow Up

Cute puppies are adorable, but grow up. That is a fact … not a secret. But if not chosen properly, that cute puppy stands a chance of ending up in a shelter when it grows into an adult dog because it wasn’t what you wanted.

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Aggressive Chicago Dog: Chicago Dog Trainer Does Good

Aggressive dogs create chaos in the home. Ami the Chicago Dog Whisperer says, “In just minutes I can create a lasting balance in your home.” Here you see two dogs that have been fighting so hard in their home that they have had to live in two different parts of the home. In 30 minutes we created a balance of authority and affection so that the owner became the leader in her home. We can do the same for you. Call 847-284-7760 and we can help.


Special Precautions on Adopting Military Working Dogs

Initially, the armed forces had the policy of killing military dogs after their service ran out. Since then, their position has changed. Citizen outrages have led to new laws that allowed dogs in the military to be adopted by the general public or their military owners.

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Two of the Finest Dog Breeds from Italy – the Neapolitan Mastiff and Italian Greyhound

In this piece we aim to present a platform to show off two of our national treasures: one is a 70KG monster saved from extinction by Neapolitan’s (the Neapolitan Mastiff), while the other is a microscopic 8KGbut will most surely steal the hearts of people that want to do nothing but pamper their dog all day long (the Italian Greyhound).

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Three of the Smartest Top Dogs

When it comes to intelligence, there are three of the smartest top dogs that seem to stand out above the rest. Whether it’s their attentiveness to commands, their ability to perform tasks or their proficiency in understanding language, certain breeds are capable of truly amazing things…such as the German Shepherds, Poodles, and Border Collies. If […]

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