Responsible Pet Owners Month

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
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CH Anlan Of Balbriggan

CH Anlan Of Balbriggan

February is National Responsible Pet Owners Month. What are you doing to make sure that you are a responsible dog owner?

Being a responsible pet owner is the really the basis for living the Retriever Life. Giving our dogs the full and happy life they deserve is our responsibility as stewards of our dog’s welfare. So how can you be a responsible pet owner?

The American Kennel Club asks that dog owners to promise the following:

  • I will never overlook my responsibilities for this living being and recognize that my dog’s welfare is totally dependent on me.
  • I will always provide fresh water and quality food for my dog.
  • I will socialize my dog via exposure to new people, places and other dogs.
  • I will take pride in my dog’s appearance with regular grooming.
  • I will recognize the necessity of basic training by teaching my dog to reliably sit, stay and come when called.
  • I will take my dog to the vet regularly and keep all vaccinations current.
  • I will pick-up and properly dispose of my dog’s waste.
  • I will make sure my dog is regarded as an AKC Canine Good Citizen® by being aware of my responsibilities to my neighbors and to the community.
  • I will ensure that the proper amount of exercise and mental stimulation appropriate for my dog’s age, breed and energy level is provided.
  • I will ensure that my dog has some form of identification (which may include collar tags, tattoo or microchip ID.)
  • I will adhere to local leash laws.

I think this is a great to providing a wonderful home for our furry friends!

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Jill Scully

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Jill is mom to three retrievers. Krypto (a black lab mix) is very laid back & only gets excited when it’s time to eat. Ripley (a pure bred golden retriever) is the typical happy, always “ready to play” golden. Boomer (a golden retriever/English setter) is the baby of the group. He loves to go for rides in the car and follows Jill from room to room around the house.

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