Editorial October 2008 Issue

Packed With Advice

Training, mangement, health . . . and love.

As the proud, happy, but sometimes vexed owner of a new dog – one who has made a serious dent in the amount of sleep I’m getting – I completely understand that you don’t really know what you’re getting when you adopt a dog. Of course, you do your best to assess the dog’s character and temperament before you bring him home, and try to compare the list of attributes you were looking for in a dog with the traits he seems to display. But you don’t really know whom you’ve brought home for days, weeks, and months.

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