Beans recently got her DNA results from Embark Vet. She's a mix of four breeds. If you can guess just three of those breeds, you might win yourself a free copy of the BKLN Manners™ training book!
You can submit your best guesses on Instagram here or on Facebook here. Want to see more photos before submitting your guess? Beans has got plenty here.
How to enter:
1. Write three breeds (and no more) in the comments below by 7/30/18. All comments that correctly guess three of Beans’ breeds will be eligible to win.
2. Three winners will be chosen at random among answers with three correct breed matches. Winners will be contacted by DM on Instagram. Beans’ @embarkvet results will be announced 7/30/18.
* Books can be shipped to USA addresses only.
* Winners must respond by 8/30/18 to receive a free BKLN Manners book.
Just as kids learn life skills by playing team sports, dogs can learn everyday manners by practicing canine sports. If your pup struggles to walk politely on leash, it’s Rally Obedience to the rescue!
What exactly is Rally Obedience? Also called Rally-O or simply Rally, this low-impact canine sport involves a series of heelwork tasks, plus lots of sits, downs, stays, and other “obedience” type behaviors. At the higher levels, Rally-O involves elements of Agility and other sports, too. A Rally-O course is set up in a large ring with 12-18 signs, each indicating a task for you an your dog to perform. Your job is to navigate your dog through the course, accomplishing each task that is printed on the sign and then proceeding to the next sign. Signs might ask you to walk in a spiral pattern with your dog, have him do a Sit/Stay while you walk in a circle around him, or do a Sit-Down-Sit series. (See the signs here.) It’s easy to practice these exercises at home. If you choose to enter a Rally Trial through WRCL, AKC, or another venue, a judge will score your performance. As you get more and more qualifying scores, you can move up to higher levels.
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You love your dog, that’s a given. But do your neighbors feel the same way? Make sure your dog has neighbor etiquette both indoors and out, so he brings a smile to everyone’s face.
Well-behaved dogs are made, not born. To ensure your dog is a pleasure for everyone in the neighborhood to be around, a little training and management will go a long way to prevent bad habits from forming. Here are some ways to get started.
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Kate Naito, CPDT-KA, MS, is an accomplished author and dog trainer with Doggie Academy in Brooklyn, NY. Her books, articles, and videos cover everything from house-training to leash aggression.