Loose Leash Walking

Loose Leash Walking

Most dog trainers have a canine behavior that irks them more than others. Personally I don’t enjoy walking a dog who constantly pulls on his leash. I like a dog with polite leash manners, but I won’t resort to punishment-based tools like choke collars, prong collars, or shock collars to get this behavior.

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Helping People and Pets

It’s the time of year when donation requests start pouring in from nonprofit organizations, including animal shelters and pet rescue groups. Here are some fun events you (and your dog!) can participate in to help raise money for your favorite charity: October 1 – 7 is National Walk Your Dog Week.  Walk with your dog, meet new people, get fresh air exercise, […]

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Adopted Zoo Animals: Bumi and Athena

Meet Bumi, a Bornean Orangutan who resides at the Topeka Zoo and is one of Library staff’s adopted animals!  Bumi was born at the Zoo and will soon celebrate his first birthday on February 25. How much do you know about Bornean Orangutans? –Orangutans live in the tropical rainforest on the Southeast Asian Islands of Sumatra and Borneo. They are the […]

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How to Choose the Right Dog

A certified dog trainer offers advice for choosing your canine companion. Discover the ways the library can help you narrow your choice and live happily ever after with your new pup.

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