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Dog Training/How can I tell if my dog's panting is bad?


Shootie wrote at 2014-08-02 08:51:31
We had a golden retriever who started panting in the middle of the night for no apparent reason and it was not hot. We took her to two different vets and they said it was nothing to worry about - just that she was getting older and a little bit overweight. After several months, she collapsed one night and died suddenly. We didn't have an autopsy but one doctor said it could have been a ruptured spleen that had been bleeding for awhile. We still don't know for sure what caused it. She had been running and playing and swimming that day and no problems.

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Henry Ruhwiedel, BS B/M, CPBE, APDT


Dog training, kenneling, behavior. We train dogs at our facility that offers seperate training building, boarding and grooming facility, 5 acres of dog and cat space. We train pet store and county animal control officers and staff animal behavior and training, to aid adoptability and improve safety and handling of stray dogs. We use AKC Rally style training using agility equipment and positve reinforcement with our own book and DVD as training aids. We've trained over 120 breeds and thousands of dogs. We developed and taught college course at Indiana University, "Professional Animal Behavior and Care" wrote our own book and DVD for obedience training and understanding animal behavior that all training clients receive as part of basic obedience.


Owner, Westwind Kennels LLC, Crown Point, IN. Training dogs for nearly 50 years. Developed and taught college class, Professional Animal Care and Behavior at Indiana University for 6 yers. Authord book and DVD on obedience training. We own over a dozen dogs, 10 cats, and have had as many as 20 dogs at one time of many breeds from Greyhound, Beagle, Basset, Rottweiler, Doberman, Akita, Briard, German Short Hair pointer, Labrador, Shepherd, Husky, mutts, most from animal shelters.

ABKA, AKC, APDT, Red Cross,

Book and DVD on obedience training, several Chicago TV appearances, TV Guide, McCalls, TV appearances in Toledo, Detroit, Lansing, Topeka, since 1970.

BS, BM, EET, Red Cross certified pet/human CPR trainer, developed and taught college level animal behavior and care for professionals, CPBE, and an Emmy (1997)

Awards and Honors
Recommended by county animal control, area vets, Red Cross, Great Lakes Greyhound, mamy others.

Past/Present Clients
Thousands of individuals, police dogs, drug dogs, S&R and bomb detection dogs. Our facility includes 24/7 doggy cam of the entire facililty.

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