With gifts to wrap, meals the plan, and lists to complete, it is a fun but overwhelming time of year. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, my house turns into Santa’s workshop with gift wrap, tape and ribbon on the dining room table; a tree full of festive decorations in the living room; and… Continue reading Holiday Safety for Pets: Hazards Around the House
Halloween is a fun time for everyone – planning the perfect costume, getting the BEST candy (and trading the rest), and decorations that are gloriously spooky spectacular. But, what if you were a knee-high furbaby who didn’t understand the holiday? With all of the ghosts and goblins running around, it could be a scary and… Continue reading Have a Barking Good Time with These Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs
Our furbabies sit. Waiting. Watching. And as soon as we turn our backs, the adventure is on! Who knows what this brave duo will get into next – gotta love ’em.
Most of us assume all dogs know how to swim, which is a common misconception. The “doggie paddle” was named that for a reason, right? While some dog breeds love to be in the water, there are some that don’t enjoy being anywhere near the water. For some breeds that have low body fat, like… Continue reading Water Safety for Dogs – The Need for Dog Life Vests!
Don’t you ever wonder what your pooch is thinking on the twenty-third time you are tossing his ball while playing fetch? This infographic may not reveal your pup’s thoughts, but it does tell you exactly what is going on in his brain! Training actually stimulates sections of his brain, both releases and reduces different chemicals,… Continue reading Dog Training: Tips, Tricks, Best Breeds and Physical Effects
artolog / Foter / CC BY-NC Giving your dog different food treat rewards for good behavior is a fun and effective way of training. Using a variety of treats will also help keep your dog from getting bored, and keep him interested in training. Training treats are best if they are tempting and delicious, small… Continue reading Dog Training Treat Options and Recipes
When I first came across this list of safe people foods for dogs, I wasn’t surprised to see some of my pup’s favorites on the left side – and the usual offenders on the right side. But there were a few that caught my eye and prompted an office discussion of who’s dog has eaten… Continue reading Feeding Fido: Safe People Food for Dogs
ucumari / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND This week we took a trip to the Vet and received the unfortunate news that our old dog needs to be taking a medication once a day now. For any other dog owner this may be ok since their dog loves treats. For us, not exactly. Our dog loves… Continue reading Tips on Giving Your Dog Medication
Why is it important to teach a dog to “drop it”? If you have a puppy at home, you know they seem to always have something they shouldn’t in their mouths. If you have an older dog that still has this habit, it will protect her from having something dangerous, toxic, poisonous or even valuable… Continue reading Teaching “Drop It”
What do you do when a loving pet does the unexpected and hurts a family member? Unfortunately this happened to us. What we consider a member of our family, our dog, bit my daughter. We didn’t know what to do – How could we ever trust him again? We found an animal behaviorist that works… Continue reading Positive Reinforcement Training – How it helped our family.