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Tip – 26 – Dog training basics – Teaching your dog its name

Ignoring commands
One of the reasons why dogs seem to ignore their owner’s commands is simply due to the fact that the dog has not learned to pay attention when their master speaks to them. For example, many dogs do …

Owner:
Vicki Munroe
City:
Amherst
Province, Country:
NS, Canada
Type/Breed:
Shepard/Retriever
Date of Birth:
April 2000
Date of Death
September 2003
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
78
Coat Colour:
Shepard
Eye Colour:
Brown

We adopted brothers from the local pound in August of 2000, abandoned in a cardboard box in a field they said,  and one of which we named Java (he's on the right)... The cutest guys, but to call them brothers?  Totally different in look, behavior and temprament.  When Java turned one we discovered that he not only had hip-dysplasia, but sufferred from Epilepsy.  We gave him the best of medical care and all the love a dog could ask... although his hips remained good, the epilepsy took a toll on his liver from the medication.  He was the best dog an owner could hope for .... loveable, gentle and smart, but we had to say good-bye to him after only three short years, as he fell into a coma.  I miss him with all my heart and while we knew his lifespan would be shortened, we never imagined saying good-bye this quickly.  He left us being the best companion he could and enjoying life chasing his ball and playing with his brother only an hour before he took a nap and fell into his coma.  We did everything we could to save him... but he lays to rest in our yard, by the pond he so loved and we will always be close.  My heart still aches, but I know he's at peace and had the best life while he was with us. XO

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