Below you will find links to a myriad of educational articles written by MABCR volunteers in the hopes that sharing our knowledge will be helpful to others. The articles will open in pdf format that you can read online, or print for reference. Subjects are arranged by like topic grouping.
We have also included articles written by others and have included attributions and weblinks within the PDF. If you would like more information on those topics, please use those sources.
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If you would like information on a subject not found here, or have questions not answered, please feel free to email me here.
Adopting a New Dog:
Article: What is Rescue
Article: Myths Surrounding Rescue and Rescue Dogs
Article: Reasons Why Dogs are Turned over to Rescue
Article: Living With Border Collies
Article: Have kids? Should you adopt an Adult? or Pup?
Article: Does Sex Really Matter?
Article: A Few of My Favorite Things
Article: Jess and the Real Reality of Border Collies — how many miles?
Health and Nutrition:
Article: Feeding your New Friend
Article: How We Feed and Why
Website: Dog Food Advisor
Illustration: Puppy Body Condition Chart
Illustration: Adult Dog Body Condition Chart
Link: Body Condition Scale
Link: Fit or Fat? Can you tell the difference?
Link: Obesity in dogs
Article/resource: Rescue Smart — integrating your new dog
Article: Rescue Restart — getting your new dog off to the best start possible
Article: Two Week Shutdown
Article: Nothing in Life is Free
Article: 6 Signs of a Great Dog Trainer (SpiritDog Training)
Link: Basic Puppy Training (SpiritDog Training)
Article: Teachable Moments
Article: How To Teach Your Dog to Ring a Bell to go Outside
Article: Where is The Bathroom?
Article: Housebreaking and Containment
Article: Crate Training for Life – Eight Reasons Why
Article: Housebreaking – WDJ
Article: Why We Do Not Recommend Electric Training Collars
Traveling with your Dogs:
Article: Why Dogs Should Be Restrained in a Moving Vehicle
Article: Options for Restraining a Dog in Your Vehicle
Article: Choosing and Fitting a Crate to Your Vehicle
Article: Emergency Letter to Keep in Your Vehicle
Living with Dogs and Nature:
Article: Co-existing with Coyotes
Dealing with Lost or Missing Pets:
Article: How to Find a Lost Pet
Article: 101 Things You Can Do
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