schedules for SUMMER
NEW! The Canine Good
Hall of Fame!
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Questions and answers
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information from the new TV show, Discover Dogs!
Dogs! is the Bay Area's new television show
about dogs, dog training, dog sports and activities, and the wonderful
bond between people and their dogs.Discover
Dogs! airs on Pacifica
Community Television's Channel 26 on Wednesdays at 8PM
and also Sundays at 6:30PM.
Dogs! is produced and hosted by professional dog trainer and animal
behaviorist Diane Bassett.
about dog crates
note that puppies cannot be left in crates for 8 hours a day-- you can
crate the pup during the day one hour for each month of the pup's age.
A 4 month old pup can probably be OK for 4 hours at a stretch, assuming
you've adequately pottied him beforehand. A 6 month old pup can be crated
for 6 hours. Never crate any dog for more than 8 hours at a stretch--
your dog will need to relieve himself and drink water by then.
Be sure you plan ways to adequately meet your dog's needs for exercise
each day. Dogs that are crated frequently will need more than a casual
walk around the block to stay in shape physically-- they'll need a good
aerobic workout every day.
Info about introducing your dog to a crate, why it's OK to crate, etc:
of dog crates:
(soft sided) crates