Quite often I meet people who are getting their first dog and really have no idea what a dog needs or wants. This is a list of things that you should know about dogs. [Read more…]
There are a bunch of things you should know about dog training but we are going to discuss what I feel are some the most important. Keep in mind that these are only some of the things you should know. [Read more…]
There are a lot of benefits to training. Some reasons benefit your dog, some help you. And some reasons help both of you. [Read more…]
Let me start this article with a couple of human examples. To do that I’ll need to ask you a question. What makes the difference between a well behaved child and a child that is out of control? I think most people will agree that training is one of the very important things in that process. Yes simply teaching the child what is acceptable and what is not. [Read more…]
The chicken treats from China are still in the news so I just wanted to give you a reminder.
The US Food and Drug Administration said it is continuing to receive thousands of complaints from American pet owners who claim that jerky treats made in China are making their dogs sick. [Read more…]
A question I get quite often from new dog owners is, will this basic training have my dog doing everything off leash. And of course my answer is no because basic training is exactly that, it’s teaching the dog the basics. [Read more…]
If your dog is distracted by people and everything else when you go for a walk there are a couple of possible reasons. We are going to talk about these reasons and what you can do to make those walks better. [Read more…]
Here is the age old question; why does my dog get into the stinky garbage? The answer is simple because it’s stinky to us but very much appealing to a dog. Dogs just love the smell of all that old food and everything else that could be waiting for it in a garbage bag. [Read more…]
When a dog eats dirt or any other inappropriate item it is referred to as PICA. When a pet owner sees their dog eating dirt and sometimes grass along with it they are usually very concerned. However it may not really be a very large problem at all.
This really is not a hard question. In fact I would be willing to bet that you already know some of the answers. Maybe not all of the answers but some of them.
Your dog whines, barks, shakes his body, scratches at you, licks you and many more things for one reason. [Read more…]