Training

Training | Training information, advice & news posts for the Kerry Blue Terrier dog.

Is a Head Halter Right For Your Dog?

  In a book by a popular and generally well regarded dog trainer, under the heading “Equipment to be avoided, and why,” it says that a head halter is the wrong choice for walking your pet because “It is very uncomfortable to be pulled around …

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Obedience Training Before or After the Conformation Ring?

Does obedience training hamper a dog’s showmanship in the conformation ring? Might obedience training break a Kerry’s spirit and make him look like a wimp in the show ring? And might obedience training confuse the dog so that (heaven forbid!) he sits down in the …

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What Does It Take To Earn an Obedience Title?

The obedience exercises are designed to demonstrate the usefulness of the purebred dog as a companion to man. The Novice exercises test the dog’s ability to perform the basic commands-heel, sit, down, stay, stand, and come. They are not called basic because they are easy, …

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Tethered to Success

Four short feet of cable can help teach your dog to keep the peace. Tethers can be used to great advantage to help manage a dog’s behavior in situations where he could be a nuisance otherwise. For many years, I have been a vigorous and …

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Once Bitten

There are few things quite as disconcerting as having your own dog bite you. I can recall with crystal clarity the time our Scottie nailed me in a classic case of redirected aggression. He had taken an intense dislike to a Labrador Retriever who had …

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Simply Shocking

Electronic containment systems (aka fenceless fences) may be convenient for dog owners, but they are not safe for dogs. Rufus is a typical adolescent Labrador Retriever: Large, full of energy, and eager to explore beyond the boundaries of his Richmond, Utah, yard when released from …

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Xtreme Kerries

The oldest Kerry 18.5 years (unverified) Miss Eclipse Impulse of the Jean, “Phoebe” Breeder: Jean Underhill Owner: Mark Lynch <[email protected]> The oldest Kerry 18 years, 3 months and 7 days (verified) Bennie’s 18th birthday, he is doing well all in all. He knew the cake …

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New Dog, Now What? Ten tips for starting a good Life with your new dog

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