Finding a Reputable Breeder If you’re getting a purebred puppy, do me a big favor—find a reputable dog breeder. How? Ask your veterinarian. Call the American Kennel Club and ask them for the parent club. They’ll recommend good breeders in ...

Pet Store Puppies It’s unbelievably cute, it’s desperate, it looks so lonely, and it just went on sale—I’ll take that doggy in the window! Is this happening to you? If you’re deliberating over a pet store pup, let me fill ...

The Sporting Group The dogs in this group were bred to aid man in hunting fowl (wild birds). Conditioned by nature to retrieve, these dogs can be trained to gather birds from the field of water or can simply stay at home ...

Recognize Your Own Personality Now it is time to analyze yourself. What kind of person are you? Demanding? Sweet? Forgiving? Compulsive? Be honest now…Take out a pen and paper and write down three adjectives to describe your personality. Now compare ...

You Can Be a Good Dog Trainer, Too! Being able to talk to animals was my lofty aspiration at the age of two. In reality, there are lots of people who have a way with animals. You’ll know them in ...