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Mar 2018
How to Break Up a Dog Fight

No one ever wants to think about their dog getting into a dog fight. However, in the world of dogs, anything is possible. If your dog were to get into a fight, would you know what to do? We asked our founder, David Greene, for a few tips on how to break up a dog fight so you can be prepared if it happens the next time you’re out and about with your best friend. Avoid the Natural Reaction The most common reaction for any pet parent is to try and break......

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02
Mar 2018
5 Signs That It’s Time For Dog Training

Not only are dogs great, but research shows they can bring much happiness. However, when dogs start to display unwanted behavior the stress level for pet parents can skyrocket. At that point, a pet parent needs to map out a dog training plan. Here are the top behavioral issues which signal that’s it’s time for some dog training.   Aggression Towards Other People or Pets Signs of aggression is something that all pet parents must address. More times than not, pet parents wait too long to get their dog into training. In......

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22
Feb 2018
3 Things People Want In A Dog Training Program

Everyone wants a well-behaved dog, right? Here are the top three things that dog owners really want when finding the right dog training program.   Dog Training That Matters Pet owners agree that they want a type of dog training that fits into their lifestyle. San Diego dog trainer, David Greene, of Performance K9 Training explains how this is really important. “I find that most of our pet parents want their dogs to listen to them. They aren’t looking for anything really advanced or fancy – they just want to be able......

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12
Oct 2017
Greene takes first and second at Northwest IPO Regional Championships

FALLBROOK – David Greene, the founder of Fallbrook-based Performance K9 Training, earned top ranks at the Northwest IPO Regional Championships held Sept. 17 in Hollister, California. At the regional trial, Greene had the honor to campaign two dogs hailing from the Wolvesaenger USA Kennel De Lupus Saevus based in Prescott, AZ. Both dogs are German Shepherds co-owned by Susan White and Marco Osorio. Greene landed first place with Aik vom Wolfssprung and secured second with Fritz Niederheide. In addition to scoring high in trial, Aik vom Wolfssprung also won high in protection......

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22
Sep 2017
Here’s How To Socialize A Puppy

  One of the most common dog training topics Performance K9 Training hears from new pet owners is about socializing puppies. People want to take the right steps from the very beginning on what to do when venturing out.   What Is Puppy Socialization? The term, “socializing a puppy” can be confusing. People automatically think that means socializing them with other humans and dogs. And that’s incredibly misleading. In the dog training world, puppy socialization means having a puppy experience the outside world. The goal is zero reaction to the distractions around......

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30
Aug 2017
Don’t Leave Your Dog In A Parked Car

We’ve heard this before, and it bears repeating. Please do not leave your dog or any animal for that matter in a parked car despite cracking the windows under the shade. While the temps outside are still hot, pet owners must stay diligent with their animals. We must think of caring for our dogs like a child. For example, would you leave your child in a parked car with the windows cracked on a warm day? No, you would not. Here are more critical facts to remember. After all, arming yourself with knowledge......

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18
Aug 2017
The Top Three Emergency Veterinarian Visits

Many pet owners agree that there’s nothing more stressful than having to rush their animal to an emergency veterinary hospital. It’s a time when every second counts. If at all possible, emergency veterinary hospitals want pet owners to call ahead of time so the medical team can get mobilized. Here are the top emergency visits that veterinarians and their techs in the front lines see most of all.   Gastroenteritis Cases of diarrhea and vomiting are a common visit at an emergency veterinary clinic. In fact, most hospitals see it every single......

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29
Jul 2017
Hot temperature safety tips for dogs

Goodbye, July. Hello, August. Hot days are still on the way. While many of us are getting used to the warmer temperatures, pet owners need to stay diligent in keeping their pets safe. What people can tolerate in the heat may not the same for dogs who can be susceptible to a heatstroke. Overheating safety precautions for dogs For pet owners who like to take their dogs out for a walk, do it during the coolest parts of the day like morning or an hour or so before the sun goes down.......

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14
Jul 2017
What dog owners need to know about rattlesnake season

As the temperatures continue to rise during the month of July in California, that means rattlesnakes are still around. The most popular sighting times are between the months of April and October. And yes, they are active during the day. While hiking is hugely popular this time of year, there are things pet parents can do to keep both themselves and their dogs safe. First off, if pet owners approach a sign that reads, “Beware of Rattlesnakes,” rethink the hike, especially during rattlesnake season. While most snakes in California are harmless, that’s......

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30
Jun 2017
Fourth of July: Dog safety tips

Fireworks are a spectacular sight to see, but for many dogs, the Fourth of July can be terrifying. Loud bangs can trigger dogs to bolt. In fact, it’s the number one cause that dogs run away from their homes on this holiday. Experts believe that loud noises are just one cause. Pets are also affected by the smells that firecrackers and pyrotechnics can bring as well as flashing lights that can be worrisome to animals. According to the American Humane Society, annual data shows while pet owners are enjoying the fireworks show,......

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