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Harness Buying Guide


Harness Buying GuideThis Harness Buying Guide will explore a few areas to consider when you are shopping for a dog harness. You’ll find Harness Styles, Sizing Variations, and recommended rating and reviews for online shopping.

IMPORTANT: Before you begin Leash and Harness use on a routine basis be sure to:

  1. Ensure proper fit,
  2. Socialize your pet with the harness (gradually increasing the time you spend wearing the harness) , and
  3. Use positive reinforcement practice/training so you are both familiar with the behaviors before the longer walk or exercise routine.

Harness Styles

There are a few styles to choose from. The most comfortable and safe choice for large breed dogs or puppies is a “No Pull” style.

  1. A halter will usually include straps around the top of the front legs and […]
Harness Buying Guide2017-03-28T08:54:55+00:00

Dog Walk Run Safety Guide


dog walk run safety guide - SailorThis article will explore the basics of a Walk Run Safety routine. Warming up, distance, preparation, commands, and the leader's (you or your dog walker service) responsibilities. It is important to review the sections as they apply to your dog. If you have a dog walker/runner taking your dog for walks ask about these areas of care and how the service addresses each of them.

The safety of our pets is paramount. Health is important, exercise is part of a healthy pet's lifestyle, and large breed dogs normally will need more exercise than small breed dogs.

Dog Walk Run Safety — Running and Walking Warm Up

Dogs need exercise. Large breed dogs need to be walked routinely. When a dog is in top form […]

Dog Walk Run Safety Guide2017-03-21T10:58:44+00:00

Teething Puppy Training Guide


teething puppyPuppies are born without teeth. Their baby teeth will gradually come in, they will gradually lose them as their permanent teeth come in. Similar to a human baby but, the process takes a bit less time. The timeline varies. […]

Teething Puppy Training Guide2017-02-23T08:59:10+00:00

House Training Guide


Puppy House Training GuidePuppies are most easily house trained when we take the lead, prevent accidents (by close observation and limited roaming), and praise for positive behaviors. The most common error in house training is the belief a punishment for accidents is effective. […]

House Training Guide2017-02-21T08:55:34+00:00

5 Books Every Puppy Owner Needs


5 Books every puppy owner needsIf a puppy owner was stranded on an island… We believe these are the 5 books every puppy owner needs.

Kidding aside, we have been gathering resources for English Cream Golden Retriever puppy and dog owners for many years. We share our experiences and our tips on training, nutrition, transitions, essential oils, and the bonds we build with our Wisteria Goldens' families. […]

5 Books Every Puppy Owner Needs2017-02-21T08:56:11+00:00

Welcoming Home your new English Cream Golden Retriever Puppy


Welcoming Home Puppy Guide Wisteria Goldens English Cream Golden Retriever puppy training, tips, Welcoming Home Safety

We love security! You are welcoming home a new English Cream Golden Retriever puppy. Although he has been introduced to the crate, now is the time to begin formal crate training. He’s accustomed to running on the ranch, and depending on the time of year and age, introduced to our “Golden” pond. He has been given lots of room to roam and play outdoors, but what about indoors? […]

Welcoming Home your new English Cream Golden Retriever Puppy2017-02-21T08:57:53+00:00

New Puppy Perfect Name


new puppy perfect nameOne of the countless questions I hear from new puppy owners is “How do we decide on a perfect name for our new puppy?” There are many great and fun ways to discover your new puppy's perfect name. I’ve gathered together our Top Five ways to discover your new puppy's perfect name. We would love to hear your ideas as well. Please leave a comment in the box below with your idea.

The avenues to discover the perfect name for your new puppy are numerous. These are a few to spark your own ideas. Personality, distinguishing features, pedigree, history, seasons, and family favorites are explained more below.

New Puppy Perfect Name Five Name Discovery Ideas


Puppies are born with their own individual personality. When we have been

New Puppy Perfect Name2016-11-22T05:51:29+00:00

Companion Service Dogs Children With Autism


Help us make some noise about the Good Dog Autism Dog Training campaign to get the word out.The Good Dog! project, Companion Service Dogs for Children With Autism, has been testing and implementing remarkable possibilities. After discovering how much their own child improved, when he received his first companion dog, they couldn't wait to make a difference for other children with autism.  The experience has been life changing for at least 16 more children with autism.

They have helped to improve the quality of life for these children because the service dog was available, trained and ready, to address the specific challenges children with autism have.  “The dog is like a bridge to connect the child with the world” said […]

Companion Service Dogs Children With Autism2016-11-10T05:40:52+00:00

Puppy Photo Tips for Getting a Great Shot


This puppy photo tips page was created because we take lots of puppy photos around here and trying to get good ones can be challenging. I need to create a photo album of all the “outtakes.” When taking six-week pictures sometimes I have over 200 photos just to get 4 good pictures of 8 puppies! We have learned a few tricks for capturing good ones, but it does require a bit of patience, something that Billy has more of than me.

Taking pictures of English Creme Goldens is even more challenging due to their coloring. If the sun is shining just right, the puppy's coat can look washed out. If the flash goes off at the right angle, the puppy can look like it has “gold” on its […]

Puppy Photo Tips for Getting a Great Shot2016-11-04T12:26:26+00:00
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