Actually, the answer to this question is, not necessarily, maybe yes and maybe no. At NLOL we want to look at all the options available to potential pet owners and finding the perfect fit. But just because you live in a smaller, more confined space doesn’t mean you have to go with a tiny dog to suit this smaller space.
Post and infographic courtesy of guest blogger: Amber Kingsley
Back in the day, canine contagions like distemper, rabies and the parvovirus were a real threat to the lives of our pets. But thanks to the advent of vaccines to help protect our four-legged friends from harm, these diseases have dissipated over time, but they’re still not completely absent from them being in jeopardy if not inoculated.
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The term “pit bull,” is not a breed, but a category of types of dogs that fall under the pit bull classification. The common misclassification of the breed is dangerous in that it generalizes certain traits or features of a dog and labels them as pit bull even though they may not be pit bulls at all. So what is a pit bull?
When I was approached to write my opinion on the proposed Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act (AB 1199), I was a bit apprehensive. My immediate thought was that I would anger my fellow animal lovers and dog rescuers out there with my opinions, which are heavily rooted in my many years spent being a police officer in the state of California. It is very difficult to try to explain to people what it is like to be a cop, and to deal with the things we deal with on a daily basis.
Here at NLOL, we often hear from dog owners that they are wary of using a crate for their dog because they feel that is cruel. And sometimes, we hear that some owners use crates as a form of punishing their dog. To help clarify the proper usage and purpose of crates, we provided some information that we hope will serve to educate those who may be uncertain whether a crate is right for their dog.
Flash's story is incredible!
Although we could never replicate what a California Highway Patrol dog is trained in, New Leash On Life does offer both in-home and on-site at our facility training. Visit our website for more information - http://nlol.org/training-information.
This past Friday we had a Dog Reading Group - Halloween themed! If you would like to have your kids, aged 5 to 12, read to the Lend A Paw dogs become a New Leash On Life volunteer - apply here.
Current U.S. presidential debates have temporarily set our country ablaze and left citizens two very opposite and unique candidates to choose from this November election. Meanwhile, in the doggy world, another debate continues amongst dog lovers: purebred or mutt?
You may have heard people casually comment that “purebreds have more health problems,” or that mutts “are unpredictable.” Data presented in 2015 by The Institute of Canine Biology sought to put an end to the arguments by providing statistics and research on this very subject.