Monday, November 16, 2020

COVID19 regulations

In order to comply with the New Jersey executive orders re COVID-19 limiting indoor gatherings, we ask that only one member per family attend orientations and classes. The person attending may take videos of any and all lessons and share all the paperwork they are given with other family members.  This is surely not ideal since we recognize owning a dog is a family affair but we must put everyone's health and wellbeing first and foremost.  Thank you for your compliance and cooperation.

Genetic Problems

As everyone probably already knows, many of our breeds and mixes have conditions that may have genetic origins. Some of the most common ones are hip and/or elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, several types of heart disease, congenital deafness, tendency toward gastric dilatation/volvulus and many more. Below are some reference sites to help you learn more about these. While most don't prevent your dog from becoming well trained and well behaved, they may required that the training goals and process be modified to accommodate the dog's needs.

Many more great sites exist. These are just a few of the ones that we think are worthwhile.