Dogs and Leashes: Always Together?
We have been accustomed to establishing a relationship between dogs and leashes most of our lives as dog owners. It seems we have always been taught that dogs have to be trained using leashes and that these are a must when walking them.
Kids and Dog Bites
A cute dog can turn into a vicious attacker in just a moment’s notice. There is nothing quite as terrifying in life as a dog bite attack. It can be particularly terrifying for a small child. If you or your child have been attacked by a vicious or malicious dog, or just your neighbor’s “friendly pooch,” immediately seek proper medical care.
Make Dog Training Fun, Not A Chore
I always tell my clients that dog training is something you should enjoy doing with your dog not something that you dread. I have always found that training with my dog was so exciting when the light bulb goes off and the dog grasps the new exercise. I know it is just as exciting for the dog as it is for the trainer.
Train Your Dog Not To Run Through Open Doors
Dogs that escape and run through opens doors are at a very high risk of dying. Yes, it’s true and I have known people that lost their dog because of this one bad habit. Don’t let it happen to your dog instead train you dog to do a sit stay at the door and not cross the doors threshold until you invite it out.
Tips For Stopping Submissive Peeing
Quite often I will have a client with a young dog that that is suffering from submissive peeing. This can usually be a huge concern for a new dog owner that has not had any experience with this in the past. I hope this article will give you a few tips if you have a dog that is suffering from submissive peeing.
Make Dog Training A Family Affair
When beginning obedience training there is quite often one request from my client. They want the dog to be able to work for all members of the family including mom, dad as well as the kids. I always explain that it is a very reasonable request and after the dog is trained we will teach the entire family how to work with the trained dog.
Get Your Lost Dog Back Home Safe and Sound
Having your dog lost is a very scary situation. It can happen in several different ways. Maybe your dog darted out the front door when a visitor tried to enter. It’s possible that your dog escaped from the backyard by digging under or crawling over the fence. It’s also possible that your dog slipped out of its collar while out on a walk and ran away. It doesn’t really matter how it happened. The question is will you be able to get your dog back safely?
Get Involved In Dog Sports
If you have an active lifestyle or have a dog that needs to get rid of a bunch of energy you may consider getting involved in some type of dog sport. There are a bunch of dog sports to get involved in and in this article I will discuss just a few of them.
Backyard Dangers For Your Dog
Believe it or not there are a bunch of dangerous things for your dog right in your own backyard. Everything from poisonous plants, choking dangers and even a fence that isn’t adequate. In this article we will discuss some of those dangers so you can watch out for them.
Are You Practicing Good Dog Owner Etiquette?
As a dog owner it is very important that you practice good doggy manners. What does that mean you ask? This article is going to point out some things that are important for you to be a good dog owner and to show good doggy etiquette. There are several things that you should be doing to show that you are a courteous dog owner. This is just four different ones that I see being abused the most.
Are Puppy Kindergarten Classes Necessary?
The question is, should I take my puppy to kindergarten classes? The answer is, maybe and maybe not and let me tell you what I mean. There are a lot of pros and cons on whether a young puppy should be socializing with other puppies and running the risk of catching a disease such as Parvovirus. Let’s talk more about it.
3 Things You Will Love About A Labrador Retriever
OK, let’s be honest what isn’t there to like about a lab. If you’ve ever owned a lab you know what fantastic pets they make and if you haven’t owned a lab previously I hope this article will help you decide to choose a lab for your next pet.