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"McNeil Education and Training Corner"

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The information provided on this web site is intended for educational purposes only.  Information is not intended for endorsement of commercial products or services, nor, does the information necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the author.  Please consult your veterinarian for
information and decisions concerning your pet.  

The author is not responsible for the content or information on other sites.

The following articles are provided for information and education.  These are articles that I provide to my new puppy owners to help with puppy preparation, transition and proper puppy raising. 

 Written for the Education Column, National Labrador Retriever Club Inc. (NLRC)

"Puppy Ownership" - "The responsibility we have as breeders" - Written from a breeder perspective...Margo Carter
(AVID Microchip Update For Breeders) - (my article for NLRC)


Questions to Ask a Breeder
Questions a Breeder Should Ask You

Getting Ready For Your Puppy
Pet Supply Catalogs
Puppy Proofing Your Home

Your Puppy’s Arrival 
Do's and Don'ts
Your Puppy's First Night
Puppy Socialization


Importance of Vaccines
Grooming and Handling

Toenail Care
Ear, Teeth and Eye Care
Dog Safety (Plants, Poisons, Accident Prevention, Emergency Information, First Aid)
Scoop the Poop
Charlie's Story (Do you know where they are?  Do you know what they're doing?)


House Breaking 
Crate Training
Training and Discipline
Training Not Optional

Teaching Your Puppy to Sit
Teaching Your Puppy "Leave It"
Stool Eating (Coprophagia)
Retriever Training

Canine Reproduction

2+2+2 = 10 or More
The Bitch - A Wolf in Dog's Clothing

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  Thought For The Day:


 Sometimes life can be like a puzzle piece....the edges are irregular, you can't make it fit no matter how hard you try, and the design is impossible to recognize.

     But don't panic - God has the top of the puzzle box!  He sees the whole picture and knows exactly where each piece belongs.

     Throughout our lives there will be many puzzle pieces.  Accept them in faith, and you will see how our Father fits them all together perfectly to create a beautiful design.  Take each puzzle "piece" and turn it into a puzzle "peace" with God! ~ author unknown~