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How to keep your dog safe on the Fourth of July

07/03/2017

Ahhh, the Fourth of July is just around the corner. It’s a great day to celebrate with family and friends. Patriotic colors, celebration, barbecue, and fireworks!!! While we might be having fun on this American holiday, we may have a dog who is less in a mood for celebration.   Did you know that more pets are lost […]

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Effective Doggie Parenting Tips

03/10/2014

As a child, I had many dog siblings and always wondered if there was a magic mantra to communicate with my dogs. Well, I mostly had about 8 canine siblings and 2 human siblings (all at once). So you can imagine the kind of mayhem it was. I got along really well with my canine siblings. It’s the human siblings that were a completely different world. Phew!

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Helpful Puppy-Parenting Pointers

04/29/2014

Throw that bowl away. Really? Yes, Bowls are ancient. Hand feeding your puppy is the BEST THING you can do. It’s fun and bonding and teaches the puppy that all good things come from you.

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The Expectations Game

06/04/2015

In our ongoing adventure of companionship with dogs nothing trips us up quite as much as our own unrealistic expectations.

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Normal Puppy Behaviors

04/29/2014

Bringing a puppy home is exciting, fun, challenging and confusing at the same time. We love our puppies like children BUT they’re not children – they are baby dogs and their behavior is purely instinctive and is motivated by their basic needs – sleep, food, water, attention and elimination.

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How Puppy Training Has Changed—And Why

01/27/2016

Formal dog training as we know it originated during World War II. Before that, dogs had been working household members and their behavior was largely shaped through organic learning from older dogs. Only when soldiers needed to train large numbers of dogs to assist in warfare did compulsion training arise and, when the war ended, […]

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Getting Real with Your Dog!

04/15/2015

One of the most frequent sources of frustration in dog training? Unrealistic expectations!

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