Educate Yourself

EDUCATION IS KEY!

WE HAVE A DOG DREAM

We dream of the day when there will no longer be a need for “Rescue”. The only people producing dogs will be those who are working to improve the quality of the various breeds; people who are willing to put in the time and money to study the genetics, work to eliminate genetic disease, test and certify for health issues, breed selectively, put the dog’s health and welfare first. When someone breeds, they will stand behind the puppies they produce and be there for them for their entire lives, and not just until the money exchanges hands. All breeders will truly CARE about the dogs for more than the dollars they may bring in. How will this come about? The only way is to create a market that demands these things from the breeder. And the only way to create this market is to educate. An educated consumer will not purchase a dog who was bred in a puppy mill or as a result of a breeding by someone who doesn’t meet these standards.

So how do we educate ourselves? We read. We talk to people who are involved in the process. We take what we hear with a grain of salt. We don’t believe every word we read. We read it and then we set about the process of verifying what we read. Where do we start? We are providing links here to some sites that will help you educate yourself.

THE WESTIE EDUCATION CENTER 

THE DOG SPEAKS 

LIBRARY 

We have many books, videos, articles and magazines available for loan. Please click on the link to see the titles and instructions on how to borrow from us. An educated owner is a good owner!