Rufnit Kennels Braque du Bourbonnais – “The 10 Commandments from a Pet’s Standpoint
The 10 Commandments From a Pet’s Standpoint
by Stan Rawlinson – DogListener
My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you buy me.
Give me time to understand what you want from me don’t be impatient, short-tempered or irritable.
Place your trust in me and I will always trust you back, respect is earned not given as an inaliable right.
Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t lock me up as punishment, I am not capable of understanding why? I only know I have been rejected. You have your work, entertainment and friends. I only have you.
Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice and your tone “just look at my tail”.
Be aware that however you treat me, I’ll never forget it and if it’s cruel it may affect me forever.
Please don’t hit me. I can’t hit back, but I can bite and scratch and I really don’t ever want to do that.
Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right foods or I’ve been out in the sun too long or my heart is getting old and weak or I may be just dog tired.
Take care of me when I get old. You too will grow old and may also need love, care, and attention.
Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, “I can’t bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence”. Everything is easier for me if you are there. Remember Irrespective of what you do I will always love and adore you, for that is the very nature of the Dog.
© Stan Rawlinson 1998
Dog Behaviourist and Obedience Trainer
0208 979 2019
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There are many reputable breeders of fine upland hunting dogs throughout North America. Unfortunately in this business like so many others, the buyer needs to be aware. Make sure that the puppy comes from a line of dogs that have good health credentials. There should be a good history in the pedigree of dogs that perform in the field (field trials, hunt tests, etc.). As a rule, avoid “backyard breeders.” Leave the art and science of breeding to the breeders experienced with the breed and have produced proven progeny. Take the time to make contacts and see if there are any consistent problems reported about the particular breeder you have selected. NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) is the foundation registry and testing organization for the Braque du Bourbonnais in North America. We sell to only responsible owners and utilize the “Breeding Restriction” registration offered by the registries. Rufnit Kennels assumes a lifetime responsibility for the canine lives we place on this earth. We require the dog/pup be returned to Rufnit Kennels should a situation arise and a dog/puppy need to be relocated.
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