Puppy Training

Pet Anxiety

Pet Anxiety

It’s been a difficult few months, and as many of us return to work, it’s possible that our pets, who have enjoyed having our regular companionship at home, will experience some level of anxiety at our sudden absence. It is possible for your animal to experience anxiety, even if he or she has never before […]

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  July 2, 2020   No comments
Train Your Dog to Fetch

Train Your Dog to Fetch

It’s unlikely you can train a cat or a bird or a ferret to fetch; that’s not saying that’s it’s impossible, but it’s not built into the genes. But if you and your dog are stuck at home, weathering the ever-present storm of isolation and boredom, then maybe it’s time to learn the game of […]

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  July 2, 2020   No comments
Pad Injuries

Pad Injuries

A dog’s pads are more delicate and easier to injure than you may think. Pads are thick, spongy and rubbery, and dogs rely on them to do everything, absorbing the shock of walking and running, and even used for traction. Pads can also protect a dog’s feet from extreme temperatures. And when a dog’s pad […]

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  January 17, 2020   No comments
Socialization

Socialization

In most cases, a dog who is well-socialized, and understands how to behave around both people and other animals, is a happier dog, and a dog who is much easier to spend time around. And socialization occurs very early in a dog’s life. When the dog is a puppy, he or she is learning how […]

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  November 13, 2019   No comments
Teach Your Dog to Play Fetch

Teach Your Dog to Play Fetch

Fetch is a terrific game for most any dog to learn—some breeds, however, tend not to enjoy the game, although interest is different with each dog. Fetch is a game that can strengthen the bond between you and your dog. It is also a terrific way for your dog to get some play/exercise time. And […]

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  September 17, 2019   No comments
Dog Barking

Dog Barking

Depending on the circumstances dog barking is both a welcome or unwelcome sound. A dog is going to bark for any number of reasons; it’s a dog’s way of communicating. A dog may bark when he or she is excited—happy or nervous—or when he or she is acting on protective instincts. But not always is […]

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  March 4, 2018   No comments
Dog Behavioral Problems: Jumping

Dog Behavioral Problems: Jumping

All dogs have a natural tendency to jump up on people. It’s their way of saying hello. We’re taller than the dog and they want to jump up to greet us, to get our attention. It’s a habit that begins at a very early age in a dog’s life. But it’s also a habit that […]

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  February 5, 2018   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
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