I find it so exciting that extremely high levels of response-reliability may be achieved simply by using our voice. No gizmos to phase out. No scaring or hurting dogs. Instead, softly-spoken instructive reprimands. (Unless of course, the dog is at a distance or in danger, in which case the instructive reprimands would be shouted.) Basically, what we have is non-aversive punishment (or call it what you will, because the teaching process cannot really be defined by existing learning theory). And the best thing … we end up training how we started — talking to our dogs
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Now that the Kampers have completed the EARS Volunteer Training, they are prepared to be deployed to an EARS emergency animal shelter where they may be assigned, setting up and dismantling shelters, walking, grooming, feeding and socializing animals, reuniting animals with caregivers and transporting animals for vet care. Between emergencies, the Kampers will also remain active in their own communities by participating in training classes, educational events and volunteering at their local shelters. “I love all aspects of animal care and rescue work,” said Randi Kamper. “Volunteering with UAN is just one more way I can give back to my community.”
Bordetella vaccine helps protect your dog against exposure to “kennel cough.” It should be noted that “Kennel Cough” is comparable to a human cold. It is a virus combined with bacteria and therefore is impossible to protect against completely. If your dog is vaccinated though its symptoms will be less severe. “At risk” dogs include any dog that comes in contact with other dogs such as a regular visitor to dog parks, groomers, or boarding. It is best to vaccinate your dog at least 2 weeks before exposure with a booster administered every 6 months or annually at your vet’s recommendation.
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