Each hour spent caring for a Canine Companions puppy is vital to its development as a future assistance dog.
The puppy raising program provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to assist with our very important mission. Please note: You must be at least 18 years old to be a volunteer puppy raiser. Those under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian as a co-applicant on the puppy raiser application.
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You can help us unite people with trained assistance dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence. Every assistance dog starts as a puppy that needs a loving home.
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One other characteristic of puppies is a tendency for destructive chewing. For dogs, chewing helps strengthen their teeth and provides a form of mental stimulation, and it is one way they learn about the world. If chewing does become a problem, Pet Medical Center can help you identify training techniques to overcome this problem.
The other important activity to undertake with puppies is getting the vaccinations they need for a healthy life. For more information, see the Vaccinations section.
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Adolescence is as physically and mentally challenging and confusing for dogs as it is for people! Both male and female dogs go through hormonal changes that can be disturbing. Dogs reach adolescence between six and 18 months. During adolescence, your dog will go through rapid growth spurts, which may cause some mild pain.
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When permanent teeth come in, your dog will need chew toys to relieve the pressure on the jaw. Be careful about any extreme activity, because growth plates are fragile and susceptible to injury. That means you may encounter more shedding for a while.
Adolescence in dogs marks their sexual maturity, usually between eight and 12 months. Spaying and neutering between two and six months of age can alleviate most of the symptoms associated with sexual maturity. For female dogs, this leads up to their first heat. You may notice that your dog becomes more playful and flirtatious around male dogs.
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Female adolescent dogs often need to urinate more frequently. Sometimes they develop some aggressive behaviors, particularly toward other female dogs. Use training techniques to reinforce the behaviors you want and remember that this is just a phase. Adolescent males will exhibit new behaviors, some of which may seem more aggressive. Their bodies are producing testosterone at levels higher than is found in adult male dogs, which explains their extreme behaviors. Fine observes that healing is rarely, if ever, accomplished in isolation. There is always a reaching out and a connection at the heart of the therapeutic enterprise.
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Afternoons with Puppy reveals the ways in which people's bonds with animals centers their beings. Interacting with an animal, as simple as having a puppy in your lap gnawing on your thumb, strips away the unimportant and provides the neutral, primal ground on which healing and new growth can take place.
Afternoons with Puppy is an emotional journey that will continue long after the last page. Fine, a clinical psychologist and a professor at California State Polytechnic University, is an internationally renowned expert on animal-assisted therapy AAT. Cynthia J.