Happy ‘howlidays’...are you ready for a safe and happy holiday season with your dog? You may have trimmed the tree and wrapped the presents, but don’t forget to keep safety a priority for your pet this holiday season. Here’s how to have a safe holiday season with your pet.Tags Basic obedience Dog health Dog safety Read more
If you plan to travel during the holidays, you may not have the option (or want to) leave your pet behind. If you plan to travel with your dog, you need to plan ahead for a smooth journey. Here are some tips for travelling with your pet during the holidays or any time of the year.Tags Basic obedience Dog safety Read more
Walking your dog should be a pleasant experience for both of you, but unfortunately it can often turn into a battle of wills that leaves you feeling stressed and annoyed. There’s a right way and a wrong way to walk your four-legged friend--here’s the ‘right’ way to walk your dog.Tags Basic obedience Leash pulling Read more
Don’t just fall for the first pair of puppy dog eyes and adorable wagging tail you see--choosing a new puppy takes a lot of thought and planning. Unless you want to make things harder than they need to be, read on to find out how to choose the right puppy for your family.Tags Basic obedience Fun facts Read more
With its adorable little face and fluffy little body, it’s easy to see why the Shih Tzu is such a popular breed of small dog. This lap dog is more than just a pretty face, though. It’s a friendly little companion pet that’s great for families or anyone looking for an affectionate pet. Here’s everything you need to know about this fun breed if you’re considering adding one to your family.Tags Basic obedience Fun facts Read more
Your dog is happy and relaxed when she feels safe and secure. Safety is more than a fenced yard and leashed walks. She must feel that her family (pack) is strong and will provide the needs of survival. If she feels that this leadership is missing, she will stress and make up her own rules.
So, how do we achieve this sense of security so our dogs trust our decisions and heed our requests?
How do we make sure they trust us enough and understand us to do whatever it takes to follow our rules?
If Irish eyes are smiling, then surely they’re smiling at these wonderful Irish dog breeds. They may be found all over the world now, but these particular breeds originated in the green isles. Here are some ‘lucky’ dog breeds that are celebrating their Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s Day.Tags Basic obedience Read more
Dogs are a lot like children--they can get very excited when visitors come to your house--and it can be common for the ‘house rules’ to go right out the window in the excitement. Don’t let your visitors encourage your dogs to behave badly. Here are some tips to help make sure that your pet follows the same rules when guests are visiting as they would any other time.
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