Follow-up Friday

Today we are joining Jodi from Heart Like a Dog for Follow-up Friday!

follow-up-friday

Thank you Jodi for sharing your badge!

Jodi’s explanation:  For those new to the blog, my Follow-up Friday provides me with an opportunity to update or revise a post from the previous week.

You know sometimes you post about something and you need an update but it doesn’t warrant a whole blog.  Or sometimes someone made a comment that really resonated with you.  Yup, Follow-Up Friday baby!

 

Wordless Wednesday ~ Show Stack

Jodi Stone from Heart Like a Dog asked what stacking a dog meant.

It is just a term meaning to place your dogs feet in the best position to show their top-line, angles, shoulder, etc. I found this definition that may help,

To cause your dog to stand in a manner that best displays it’s virtues. In most breeds, the dog’s forelegs are stacked in alignment with their withers, and their rear pasterns are squarely aligned and presented at a 90 degree angle from the floor. There are exceptions by breed i.e. German Shepherd Dogs, etc. One may “Hand stack” their dog by manually placing each foot in it’s best position, or else “Free stack” by using a hands free method of using bait, verbal commands, body language, or lead correction to get the dog to stack itself.

Also here is a link to the AKC listing a full glossary of terms:
http://www.akc.org/about/glossary.cfm

 

What Puppy Buyers Should Be Asking The Breeder

Jodi from Heart Like a Dog commented “I wonder if the breeder has the option of adding in training? What kind of training will be provided to the puppy?”

Yes, the breeder can basically put what they want in their contract. It is up to the buyer to go over the contract with their breeder and make sure they understand it and if they do not agree with some of the terms it would be at the breeder’s discretion if they wanted to alter it. You should not be afraid to tell the breeder if there is something about the contract you don’t understand or agree with. Having a good working relationship will benefit everyone!

tylersat99blog commented “My breeder also requires that if for some reason you cannot keep the dog it must be returned to her so she can find it a good home not just sold to anyone.”

This is a very common thing for breeders to have in their contracts, we want to know where our dogs go and we don’t do all that screening just so they can be given away to anyone.

So that’s all I have for Follow-up Friday, hope you have a great weekend Smile