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Jacqui Judenfriend

This is Roscoe, our incredibly amazing three year old tri male. Roscoe is quite proud of himself—if you focus on plaque on the rock you can see he just graduated from UCLA medical school!

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Training and Care — Tip Of The Week

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Excerpt #116

Training Your Dog to Catch

You might find your dog is happy to fetch a Frisbee or ball, but she can't catch it while it's in flight. Not to worry – there's a simple method for teaching this. The following method works whether you're using a Frisbee, tennis ball or other toy.

1. Get your dog motivated to be involved in the game by waving the Frisbee around and acting excited.

2. You want to encourage her to jump up and try to grab the Frisbee. If she doesn't, hold it lower and let her grab it in her mouth.

3. When she grabs it, immediately say your marker word and let it go (getting the Frisbee is her reward in this case).

4. Get the Frisbee back using the "Give" command.

5. Once you've done this a few times, start throwing the Frisbee to her from a distance of just a few feet. If she gets the idea and catches it, you've succeeded already.

6. If she doesn't catch it, there's another step you can use: roll it along the ground to her. When she picks it up, call her back to you and repeat. Once she gets the hang of this, start throwing it in the air again.

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Dog Quote of the Week

"Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach."

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