Puppy Training Basics

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, Rescue, TrainingLeave a Comment

Hey there! Sorry it has been so long since I last wrote anything! I have been getting quite a few questions from recent puppy adopters about some of the basics so that is what I will be writing about today. I mean really, who doesn’t love a puppy? First of all I want to mention a common mistake that is … Read More

“Squirrel? WHERE?!?” Training a Reliable Recall

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, Rescue, Training2 Comments

Does your dog come when called? Let me rephrase the question. Does your dog come when called immediately, no matter where you are,what you are doing, or what is around you? The majority of the dog owning population will say that generally their dog comes to them when called inside the house, or in the yard, but not as much … Read More

DNA Results Are In!

Dez KlippensteinMy Dogs, Rescue5 Comments

I finally sent in Kali and Nanu’s DNA tests and got the results just over a week later. I know many people are skeptical but I believe that they have some merit to them (as it is the same or very similar technology to a human DNA test). You can also purchase the tests from a variety of dog rescues … Read More

Project 48: 48 Dogs in 48 Hours

Dez KlippensteinHealth and Nutrition, RescueLeave a Comment

As most of you probably already know, I am DREAM‘s Spay/Neuter Program Coordinator. We were approached by Sagkeeng Spay Neuter Initiative Program (SSNIP) at the beginning of September asking us to partner with them on running the largest mobile spay/neuter clinic in Manitoba and we jumped on the opportunity. The two most important initiatives of DREAM are spay/neuter programs to help … Read More

MUR Adoptable – Josie

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, My Dogs, Rescue2 Comments

Hi friends! I wanted to share about another beautiful adoptable from Manitoba Underdogs Rescue who has a soft spot in my heart, Josie. If it were up to me, I’d be adding Josie to my pack. Unfortunately my partner is at his dog limit (for now) so I have to settle for co-fostering Josie and helping with her training. Before … Read More

MUR Adoptable – Abby – Separation Anxiety

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, Rescue, Training1 Comment

Hi Friends! Today I am going to introduce another dog, Abby, that I worked with from Manitoba Underdogs Rescue. Abby suffers from separation anxiety, which is fairly common and can often result in some destruction or escaping from the home. We want the bond between us and our pets to be strong, but sometimes the dog can become too dependant … Read More

Getting Involved in Animal Rescue

Dez KlippensteinGeneral, RescueLeave a Comment

Interested in getting involved in the animal rescue world but not quite sure how? As most of you already know, I am very involved in the Manitoba dog rescue world. When I started out, I knew that I wanted to do something to help but lived in an animal free apartment so I couldn’t foster or adopt. I began by … Read More

Puppy Nipping

Dez KlippensteinRescue, Training1 Comment

Everyone loves a puppy right? Well, what do you do when that puppy goes through the nipping stage? I have been getting that question a lot lately so I thought I would write about it this week. Nipping is a normal stage for your puppy to go through. Puppies explore with their mouths, so it is up to you to … Read More

MUR Adoptables – Fia “Leave It”

Dez KlippensteinRescue, TrainingLeave a Comment

Hello again! Last week I talked about Manitoba Underdogs’ Adoptable, Fia. In addition to her separation anxiety, Fia was also having issues of counter surfing and garbage can diving. These are common behaviors found in any dog. The first step in fixing this behavior was for Fia’s foster mom to take away all of the temptations. Move the garbage outside, … Read More

MUR Adoptables – Fia

Dez KlippensteinRescue, Training2 Comments

Hello Friends! Today I wanted to share my first training experience with Manitoba Underdogs Rescue where I got to work with a beautiful Lab mix named Fia. Miss Fia came into rescue in May 2013 through a spay/neuter initiative which Manitoba Underdogs organized with DREAM called Beat the Heat. Manitoba Underdogs visited three First Nations Communities in Manitoba to vaccinate … Read More