Posts by Elizabeth Crane

How to Train Away a Dog’s Aggression

Rottweilers for Veterans

Dogs are a great addition to any family, and when they are happy and well mannered, they really are man’s best friends. But don’t be mistaken – dogs can easily become aggressive when they are mishandled or mistreated, and it can take a toll on your family and those around you if they do. Proper…

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How to Pick the Dog that is Right for You

Making the decision to get a dog is a great thing for your family, but getting one is more complicated than just heading to the pet shop, breeder, or rescue and picking out your favorite. As you choose a dog, it’s important to agree with the rest of your family on the breed, behavior, age,…

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Would Your Dog be a Good Therapy Dog?

Therapy Dog German Shepherd

Therapy dogs work to provide emotional benefit to all types of people out there, including America’s returning war heroes. These special dogs can be registered through Therapy Dogs International to volunteer their services, and receive special training to work in the homes and lives of those in need. Owning a therapy dog is a great…

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Teaching your Dog to Walk Backward

Teaching your dog to walk backward is the next command I am teaching my Golden Retriever, Daisy. In my last article about dog training I talked about teaching your dog to touch. Daisy has really done well with that and advanced to touching objects by name. But today I’m going to talk about teaching Daisy…

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Pictures from Frank Spady Viet Nam Vet

Frank Spady back from gun run

Our first featured veteran on Dogs for Vets is Frank Spady. We would like to share some of the pictures from his military service in Viet Nam and Korea. If you have any pictures from veterans or current military members that you would like us to showcase please contact us. Click on the pictures to…

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Teaching your Dog to Touch | a Fun Dog Trick

Dog Touch Command

My goal for today is teaching my dog to touch. This may sound odd to you, because it certainly did to me, but apparently this is a good foundation trick for your dog to learn.  Last night we started a puppy agility class for our 7 month old Golden Retriever, Daisy. Our homework for the…

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Frank Spady Viet Nam Vet

Frank Spady Helicopter Door Gunner

I thought it would be only proper to start the Featured Vets Section with a post about my husband, Frank Spady. He is a proud Veteran of the Viet Nam war and served in the mid 1960s. Before he went to Viet Nam he served in Korea and trained German Shepherds for the military. Frank’s…

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Older Golden Retriever Needs a Home

The Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Nevada has a beautiful dog named Kiara that needs a home. Kiara is 13 years old but in good health. She behaves much younger than her age and still enjoys life to the fullest. Like most Goldens Kiara is very loyal and loving. She will be a loving asset…

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We Love our Dogs

We love dogs. Period. We are also staunch supporters of the military and veterans. So combining those things together we have started a website dedicated to current serving military members and veterans and dogs. We believe there should be a place for information about available dogs for military members and veterans. There are also a…

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