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Help your nervous dog relax

Having a nervous or scared dog can be challenging for a dog owner. It takes a lot of patience and understanding. Whether your dog was born with a shy personality (the type that would rather hide than greet a new person) or had some bad experiences that made them fearful, you (understandably) would like them [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:42:36+00:00August 28th, 2018|Dog Behavior|Comments Off on Help your nervous dog relax

Steps To Stop Your Dog From Pulling On The Leash

One of the most common reasons pet owners take their dog to a trainer is for dogs pulling on their leash. While everyone wants to enjoy a nice walk with their pup, it’s no secret that a dog dragging you down the street is nothing short of awful. Teaching your dog to walk nicely on [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:42:36+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Training|Comments Off on Steps To Stop Your Dog From Pulling On The Leash

6 Things our dogs need from us the most!

Our dogs are our family, and we always want to make sure that they have everything they need. Fundamental things like food, water, and shelter are a given, but what else is necessary to make our dogs’ lives the best they can be? Undivided attention (at least some of the time) It’s important to dedicate some [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:42:36+00:00June 21st, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Training, Pet Care|Comments Off on 6 Things our dogs need from us the most!

Keep your dog happy and safe this summer

In the warmer summer months, there are precautions we need to take to help keep our dogs healthy and safe. Regular grooming Regular grooming can prevent summer skin problems such as flea infestation, especially for dogs with heavy coats. Fleas thrive in moist, humid climates and live off the blood from their hosts. This can [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:42:36+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Dog Health, Pet Care|Comments Off on Keep your dog happy and safe this summer

How Do Dogs Communicate?

Have you ever wished your dog could talk to you? Well, he does. Just not with words. Research shows that dogs have their own way of communicating with their owners, as well as with other dogs. We send our dogs to obedience school to teach them how to understand what we want from them. But [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:43:24+00:00April 26th, 2018|Pet Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Do Dogs Communicate?

How To Raise A Friendly Dog

Ever since early history dogs have developed a special bond with humans. As pack animals dogs have a need for companionship, love, security, and friendship. As humans, we share many of these same needs. Over the years this had led to dogs being right by our side as man’s best friend. All dogs are loyal [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:42:36+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Training|Comments Off on How To Raise A Friendly Dog

Dog Travel Sickness

Yes, dogs can get travel sickness! And it is a real and upsetting problem for many pet owners. It can happen even on short car trips. Puppies and younger dogs are more often troubled by motion sickness as their immature ear structures, which support balance and equilibrium, are not fully developed. In many instances, dogs [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:42:36+00:00February 20th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Health, Pet Care|Comments Off on Dog Travel Sickness

How to Crate Train Your Pooch

Dogs in the wild live in a den, which provides protection and a great deal of psychological satisfaction. All dogs have a strong natural tendency to seek out this type of shelter. In your home, if your dog has no place to call his own, he will make feeble attempts to curl up under a [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:42:36+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Dog Training|Comments Off on How to Crate Train Your Pooch

Teach Your Dog the 3 B’s!

Beg, Bow & Bark As with all training, the key is having the right timing to reward your pooch. Too early or too late and your pooch will think he has done the right thing for something else and will get confused. It’s best to use a short sharp word like ‘yes’ when he has [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:42:36+00:00December 18th, 2017|Dog Training|Comments Off on Teach Your Dog the 3 B’s!

Winter Walks – Wipe Paws

It’s always fun to get out for a walk on a winters day and to have a play in the snow. But those little paws can get dry and cracked if you don’t take of them. One of the biggest threats to healthy paw pads during winter is the salt used to melt ice on [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:42:36+00:00November 20th, 2017|Dog Health, Pet Care|Comments Off on Winter Walks – Wipe Paws