President-Elect Obama and his family have the chance to do some
real good for the dog-owning community. Here
are my suggestions for the Obama’s:
Adopt a dog from rescue or a
shelter. So many dogs need homes – adoption saves lives
“designer dogs,” please! Find
a good mixed breed dog
- Hire a trainer for the dog and the
family. Find a quality certified dog trainer who uses positive
reinforcement training. One who has experience teaching families how to
live with their new dog.
Imagine how influential the adoption of an all-American dog
from a shelter could be – not only would one dog’s life be saved, but the
publicity would help thousands of other dogs waiting for a new family. And to
see the First Family take responsibility and train their dog. What an
opportunity to educate the nation on responsible dog ownership!
Call me, Michelle, I’ll
be happy to help you and your family find a good dog, and help you teach him
(or her) how to be a spectacular First Dog!