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Exercise Your Dog

Exercise Your Dog

Did you know that you need to exercise your dog, at minimum, thirty minutes of exercise each and every day? Does your dog get thirty minutes? There are some signs when your dog isn’t getting his or her daily exercise. First, you may notice naughty doggie behaviors such as chewing, barking, whining, etc. When this […]

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  November 13, 2017   No comments
Brush Your Dog!

Brush Your Dog!

Your dog’s coat, regardless of its breed, will need some maintenance with a brush. Even designer breeds, those breeds which have a very low incidence of shedding, still need maintenance. Regardless of shedding, a dog can still get tangles in its coat, dirt and grass can accumulate, etc. A brush will both clean the dog’s […]

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  October 6, 2017   No comments
Dog Illnesses

Dog Illnesses

This summer parts of Montana had an explosion of doggy illness, or more specifically, what vets around Montana believe to be a form of canine influenza. Gallatin county, especially, had dogs getting sick with symptoms that vets at first called a form of kennel cough, symptoms that progressed to the more severe condition of pneumonia, […]

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  September 10, 2017   No comments
Leash Training

Leash Training

Leash training your dog can be very important for both the health and safety of you, your dog, and everyone else. Sometimes people treat their dogs like contemporaries, and they walk the sidewalks, streets, and trails without much consideration for a leash. And in certain circumstances that’s fine: dog parks, some recreational trails, places outside […]

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  August 10, 2017   No comments
Crate Train a Puppy

Crate Train a Puppy

If you are planning to get a puppy you will likely begin by crate training it. Crate training is extremely helpful for three (although there are more) reasons. First, a puppy can’t damage anything, when it’s in the crate. Puppies like to explore their worlds, and oftentimes they explore it with their mouths. So, a […]

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  July 9, 2017   No comments
Dogs and Ticks

Dogs and Ticks

It’s that time of year again! The time of year of warmth and long, sunny days; the time of year when people hike on trails through forests and up mountains, camp in grassy meadows, etc. Sounds nice, right? Well, if you are doing these activities with your pet, be aware that these are all possible […]

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  June 23, 2017   No comments
Socialization For Your Dog

Socialization For Your Dog

A dog who is well-socialized is oftentimes a happier, easier to be around, and better-behaved kind of dog. However, did you know that most of a dog’s initial socialization comes at a very early age, and the time where socialization can have the most impact on a dog’s well-being happens when the dog is still […]

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  May 11, 2017   No comments
Spring Cleaning A Dog’s Coat

Spring Cleaning A Dog’s Coat

It’s spring cleaning season! And, while you’re cleaning out the areas of your home that have been neglected these last few months, remember that for any of you with dogs, he or she may be preparing to lose their winter coat, and they need your help! Dogs are naturally clean animals, and shedding is a […]

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  April 15, 2017   No comments
Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Puppies are cute, wonderful, lovely little creatures that both enrich our lives, and, simultaneously, can be responsible for some of the most frustrating moments in pet ownership. Although, I suppose, I’ve also just described pet ownership in general. But, let’s talk about puppies, and the best ways to keep puppies from destroying our home by […]

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  March 20, 2017   No comments
A Tired Dog is A Happy Dog

A Tired Dog is A Happy Dog

There’s an adage that says that a tired dog is a happy dog. It’s an adage because it’s true. Dogs need to be stimulated, both mentally and physically. Dogs that are left to their own devices within a kennel or within the home may overtime develop destructive behaviors—but even if they don’t, we want our […]

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  February 9, 2017   No comments