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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Pedigree dogs registered with the AKC are often given fancy names which are then shortened for ease of pronunciation. Picking out your pet's name or nickname is an important part of the ongoing bonding process between you. Dogs can process one or two syllables together, so if... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Because summer is in full swing I thought the timely repeat of this article would help those celebrating the season with picnics & graduation parties! I was once invited to a friend’s home for dinner and got the feeling I was intruding on her pets’ plans for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson cnbnews.net Have you noticed that folks don’t drop by to visit as much, lately? And, on the rare occasions that they do, they seem a little bit nervous? If the answer to these questions is yes, perhaps it’s because your dog needs a bit of training! Untrained dogs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at CNBNews
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(cnbnews.net) Brother of the Wolf is again offering its popular beginner’s obedience class beginning Saturday, June 30th at 11 AM. WolfPup Academy will teach your pup how to sit, walk politely on-leash, & eagerly respond to your commands. The class meets every Saturday for 1 hour. Tuition is $20 per class,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) The following excerpt was taken from CBSPhilly and written by David Madden. “Click it or ticket. It’s not just for people anymore — at least in the Garden State. Police and animal control officers are authorized to cite drivers with unrestrained animals in the car. Yes, that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2012 at CNBNews
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(cnbnews.net) Brother of the Wolf, Gloucester City's school of dog training, announces that its most popular seminar is once again being offered. The program, entitled Canine Body Language Interpretation will be held on Sunday, June 10, at 1 PM. Seating is extremely limited. This is a credentialing seminar. Tuition is $25... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Some dogs need to be groomed, (have their hair cut) regularly. Other breeds, whose hair or fur only grows to one length and then stops growing, should not be shaved, according to professionals. Huskies, for example, have coats that provide insulation against extreme temperatures. Their fur consists... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2012 at CNBNews
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(cnbnews.net) Announcement has been made of the engagement of Dana T. Lionetti and Stephen T. Malloy. They reside in Gloucester City. Miss Lionetti is the daughter of Anthony Lionetti and Dawn Watson and the late Daniel Watson. A 2013 wedding is planned. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net)Summer holidays are always fun! Whether you are busy planning a party or looking forward to attending one make sure that your dog will be safe by doing the following: If you are planning a party, make sure Fido has food, water, and a safe place to sleep... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) A rose can bloom, even in an ancient garden. Recently, I reconnected with a fellow I’d known in my youth. Back then, we had quite the torrid love affair, even lived together during the 70’s when such a thing was frowned upon, which made it even spicier,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Spring has sprung, the grass is high, lock your dog in the car and say bye-bye! No matter how many times we read about a pet suffocating because the owner left him in the car “for a minute” we still need to talk about it. According to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) One of the biggest decisions you will have to make in your pets’ lives is whether to spay (female) or neuter (male) them. We all know about the overpopulation of domestic animals and early spay/neuter programs have become fashionable. According to veterinarian Dick Rosebrock of the American... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) The following is a repeat of popular topic. The scratching is driving you nuts—you’re embarrassed to tell anyone and there are so many products on the market that you’re confused. Welcome to Flea Season! The flea cycle is composed of 4 elements: the egg, the larva, the... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) We all know that the rabies vaccine is required for dogs in most cities. Recently, there has been a debate among professionals about whether the vaccine to prevent Bordetella (kennel cough) is necessary. The Merck Veterinary manual, a source of information for veterinarians, says that “Infectious tracheobronchitis... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) In my career as a professional dog trainer I have helped many dogs that have developed some very unpleasant habits. Sometimes, these habits escalate into aggressive behavior. Since aggression is defined as the intent to do harm, behaviorists have developed another term to explain defensive behavior without... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) When is the best time to train your dog? The answer is NOW. Dog training should be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 1 second at a time. For example, if Fido is lying down, telling him, “Good down!” will let him know that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Most of us have been faced with a pet’s illness. Dogs and cats get sick; it’s a part of life, just as it is for human beings. However, Fido and Tabby aren’t able to verbalize how they are feeling and so it’s up to us to pinpoint... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at CNBNews
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posting courtesy of Brother of the Wolf, LLC (cnbnews.net) Camden County Animal Shelter will hold a Charity Bake-Off event on June 16. Admission is free and live music will be provided all day. For a fee of $10.00 you can register to enter the bake-off. More information can be found on:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (CNBNEWS.NET)- You’ve seen it happen—a dog owner walks his dog past you and gives a sharp tug on the leash, causing the collar to choke the dog. Or perhaps, he smacks the dog on the nose, trying to ‘correct’ the dog’s behavior. Do you avert your eyes indifferently... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2012 at CNBNews
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(cnbnews.net) Brother of the Wolf, LLC, located at 700 Market Street in Gloucester City, is once again offering its most popular class to celebrate spring! Call of the Wild Adventure is a 4-session series that combines socialization, basic obedience, and exercise at nearby parks. “The dogs learn how to respond appropriately... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (CNBNEWS.NET)- This week’s topic is a repeat of a critical issue that continues to surface throughout the U.S. Since you are reading this article it’s safe to assume you are an on-line consumer. As such, you may be experienced with Internet-based purchasing, perhaps even when it involves purchasing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Things are always changing. We get a new job, get fired, get married, get divorced, or are challenged in a hundred different ways. That’s life. But, what about Fido? Your pets ‘feel’ changes and can react to them either negatively or positively, depending upon how they are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Recently, a young woman from Gloucester City lost her dog in a tragic accident. Many of us wanted to reach out to this young lady but could not find the words to express our condolences. When a human dies we are told to say, "I'm sorry for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) I was once invited to a friend’s home for dinner and got the feeling I was intruding on her pets’ plans for the evening. Now, I am a die-hard “animal person”; I love animals of all types and base my life around my pets’ needs. However, if... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at CNBNews
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by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) It’s been a very mild winter and soon, it will be spring. Fido will be rarin’ to go outside to smell the flowers, roll in the grass, and generally enjoy life. It’s wise to remember that many female dogs go into heat in early spring and that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at CNBNews