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Don’t Forget to Keep Your Dog Under Control

It’s great to be able to walk your dog off leash and in spite of leash laws that forbid it in Salt Lake City; I don’t have a problem with people walking their dog off leash if the dog is under control. This morning I was walking my dog when I spotted a small poodle-ish…

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What’s it Like to Own a German Shepherd?

The German shepherd as a breed originated in Germany. No surprises there. But, believe it or not, their name was changed soon after the war. Before the war this breed was commonly called the Alsatian in Great Britain and parts of Europe. There are still parts of Europe that refer to the German shepherd as…

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Separation Anxiety – What Not to Do!

One of the best ways to create an anxious, hyped-up, destructive, barking, whining and anxiety filled dog, is to share an anxious goodbye! At Alpha Dog Training of Utah we believe you should not say “goodbye” to your dog or puppy. Even when you leave without fanfare, it’s already hard on your dog. They’re a…

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Want to live Longer? Own a Dog!

The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear– physical activity, support, companionship — but owning a dog could literally be saving your life. Dog ownership is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, finds a new study by Alpha Dog Training. For people living alone, owning a dog can decrease…

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