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Dog Care & Training : How to Adopt a Maltese Dog Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : How to Adopt a Maltese Dog

Hi, I’m Nancy Frensley. I’m with the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society. I’m the training manager in Berkeley, California. I’ve been asked how to adopt a Maltese dog. Well, one of the best ways to adopt a Maltese dog is to find one through a Maltese rescue organization. Rescue organizations for breeds, or what what are called breed rescue are often put together by breed clubs. They want to take specimens of their breed out of shelters and humane societies, and put them in foster homes and adopt them out…

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Dog Care & Training : How to Stop Dogs From Shedding Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : How to Stop Dogs From Shedding

Hi I’m Nancy Frensley, I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society in Berkeley, California. And we are going to talk about how to stop a dog from shedding and this is my friend Lalli who is going to help us talk a little bit about shedding. So what is shedding. Shedding is when the dogs hair comes off. Lalli has quite a heavy coat so you can see that a lot of her hair comes off when you brush her. And it does fall off of…

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Dog Care & Training : How to Train Dogs to Stay Off Furniture Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : How to Train Dogs to Stay Off Furniture

Hi, I’m Nancy Frensley. I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Human Society at Berkeley, California. And I’ve been asked how to teach dogs to stay off furniture. Well, this is my friend Lolly here and obviously she is on the furniture. So, I allow my own dogs on furniture because I have no problem with that. They get off when I ask them to. But some people really really don’t want their dogs to get on furniture and there’s a way to do that. The best way…

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Dog Care & Training : Dog Pens Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : Dog Pens

Hi I’m Nancy Frensley, I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society. A lot of times people ask me about various types of enclosures in which they can put their dogs for various reasons the most common type of dog pen is an indoor pen usually and it’s called an ex pen or exercise pen. Most of them are made of wire like this one and once dogs are trained to stay inside them, they don’t try to get out. They are happy, they have freedom of…

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Dog Care & Training : Dog Breeding Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : Dog Breeding

Hi, I’m Nancy Frensley. I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society, in Berkeley, California, and I’ve been asked the question very often what is dog breeding? Well, the answer seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? It’s two dogs breeding together to make puppies, but it’s a lot more complicated and even controversial issue than many people think about. So, those who breed in what we call the breed fancy; really responsible hobby breeders, people who are breeding dogs for a specific purpose are breeding specific traits together…

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Dog Care & Training : How to Use a Dog Whistle to Stop Barking Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : How to Use a Dog Whistle to Stop Barking

Hi I’m Nancy Frensley, I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society in Berkeley, California. And I’ve been asked how to stop a dog from barking using a dog whistle. Well I’ll tell you, usually I use a dog whistle to teach my dogs to come. I use it by blowing and this is a silent whistle that I keep on my key chain. Blow it and give my dog a treat. Ok. What does the whistle do? The whistle because it’s a high pitched sound in…

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Dog Care & Training : Creative Ways to Stop a Dog From Barking Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : Creative Ways to Stop a Dog From Barking

A lot of people want ways to keep their dog from barking. They call me on the phone and they say, please help me my dog is barking, I want my dog to stop barking. Well it’s a little bit tricky because it’s a lot easier to teach your dog what to do instead of what not to do. So first and foremost thing you need to do is work with your dog about barking issues is to reinforce and reward silence. Make quietness a really cool thing for your…

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Dog Care & Training : How to Adopt a Dog Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : How to Adopt a Dog

I’m Nancy Frensley. I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society, in Berkeley, California. Today, we’re going to talk a little bit about how to adopt a dog, and what it is you need to do. I mean first of all, there are hundreds of thousands of dogs in every community available for adoption at humane societies and municipal shelters, so it’s real important to look at your humane society shelters to see what dogs are available that are extra. There are some really great dogs out…

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Dog Care & Training : How to Rescue a Maltese Dog Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : How to Rescue a Maltese Dog

I’m Nancy Frensley, I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Human Society in Berkeley, California. And apparently the question of the day is how to rescue a Maltese dog. Well, Maltese are small, white toy dogs. The breed Maltese just, they’re very cute, they’re very cuddly. They have a lot of grooming needs. They have very very long white hair and they’re the dogs you’ll see very often that you know, have a barrette up there at the top of their head to keep their hair off their…

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