Dog Park Pros & Cons

Most dog owners want the best for their family pet. This may include lavish outfits, the finest food and training. Of course, allowing your dog to have ‘play-time’ and socialization at a local dog park is generally a decision that should be made in the raising of your four legged friend. There are many positive…

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Semper K9’s First Assistance Dog Candidate

Prince William, VA- Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, a nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia, announces their first assistance dog candidate Semper K9’s Norman. Norman is an 11 week old shepherd mix who comes from Northern Virginia rescue organization Operation Paws for Homes. “We are excited to have Norman start our program.” states Christopher Baity, Semper K9’s…

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Semper K9’s Norman: Training Week 1

Norman has had a busy first week. After getting adjusted to his new home he started learning his new name with “Focus.” Thanks to his foster parents from Operation Paws for Homes he had started name recognition a couple of weeks prior to entering the program. Amber & Mike also taught him to sit. Once…

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Semper K9’s Norman: Training Week 2

This week has been busy. We had our first visit to our new veterinarian, Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Bristow. We saw Dr.Caroline Boyd and she was absolutely wonderful! Norman did such a great job socializing at the vet and following his commands. We are very thankful to have found an animal hospital that is…

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