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MayaN
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We are seriously considering moving to St. Croix, and may be bringing a dog (perhaps a puppy) with us, or getting one soon after we get there. Our current apartment here in the states does not allow dogs, so we cannot get one BEFORE we relocate, nor train it before we relocate. So my question is, are there any GOOD dog trainers on the island? My husband is an experienced dog owner but I am not, I've never owned a dog. My husband has spent time on the island as a kid, and feels that we'd ideally want a good ratter/guard dog, like a Rat Terrier, once we find a house. So I have been looking into that breed type... seems like they'd need good solid professional training to behave well, hence my question. Any comments welcome. Thanks!!! Maya

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Topic starter Posted : September 11, 2016 7:15 am
Alana33
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Yes.
Jamison Daniel is an excellent dog trainer. Pawsitive Vibes.
believe he now is offering classes.
I'll post a link when I find it or I'm sure someone else can.
Plus our shelters are overcrowded and would love for you to adopt a puppy or dog as would Jamison who also rescues, rehabilitates and helps find homes for, on and off island.

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Posted : September 11, 2016 9:49 am
ToddN
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Incredibly helpful! Many thanks!

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Posted : September 11, 2016 4:30 pm
SkysTheLimit
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http://pawsitivevi.com/

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Posted : September 11, 2016 4:33 pm
Scubadoo
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Keep in mind it's typically advised to rent a while before buying and many rentals may not allow dogs.

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Posted : September 11, 2016 4:40 pm
OldTart
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Keep in mind it's typically advised to rent a while before buying and many rentals may not allow dogs.

A very good point which can't be stressed enough. There are comparatively very few rentals which accept dogs and the attrition rate of newcomers is very high so give yourselves a chance to settle in for a while before thinking of taking on the responsibility of a dog. You don't "need" a guard dog here.

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Posted : September 11, 2016 4:46 pm
LiquidFluoride
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we can work with you if you bring your dog over... we are a successful foster because we maintain a large balanced pack, integrate new intakes to the pack and our home and have worked with dogs for over 20 years (plus we have children and many types of animals for socialization (horses, donkeys, pigs, chickens... did i mention children?), which is key at a young age for the puppy).

As far as training goes, often just a mentality shift on the owners part that can make a huge difference. Understanding the pack mentality and the NEED for structure in a dogs life is a big part as well.

Feel free to contact us @ cruzancowgirls we participate in various commonly used web sites.

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Posted : September 12, 2016 1:40 am
MayaN
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so helpful, thank u!

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Topic starter Posted : September 12, 2016 6:14 am
MayaN
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good to hear, thank you!

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Topic starter Posted : September 12, 2016 6:15 am
MayaN
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awesome!! thank you!

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Topic starter Posted : September 12, 2016 6:15 am
MayaN
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ok, thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : September 12, 2016 6:17 am
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