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January 25, 2014

Potty Train In 5 Easy Steps!

  Whether you have an older dog that needs some gentle reminders or a puppy that is just starting out, here are 5 easy steps to get your dog fully potty trained: 1.      Keep a schedule.  Feed at the same times every day.  Keep your […]
December 17, 2013

Puppy Classes: Good Beginnings

  What is the number #1 thing most puppy owners do wrong?  They don’t start their puppy in a good puppy class from the start.    Getting a well behaved dog starts at 8 – 10 weeks of age.  Good puppies are well socialized, well-rounded […]
November 20, 2013

Is Your Dog Leash Reactive?

An on leash reactive dog is one that shows aggressive behaviors to stranger’s dogs while on leash. The same dog while off leash is normally not aggressive. There are a number of reasons why a dog may show aggressive behaviors. A “leash reactive” dog is […]
October 16, 2013

Teach Your Dog To Fetch

Playing fetch is a great way to have fun with your dog and exercise him at the same time. If you’re lucky, your dog plays fetch naturally, but few dogs intrinsically understand the concept of retrieving. Some dogs will chase after the toy but then […]
September 12, 2013

5 Tasty Kong Recipes For Your Dog

Try out different combinations with the ingredients below, and let us know your dog’s favorites! Please send us photos of your happy pups with their stuffed kongs to [email protected] or post to Instagram or Facebook. How-to: Mix ingredients in a bowl and fill up your […]
September 12, 2013

What Does It Mean When Your Dog Eats Poop?

Dogs eating poop is a revolting subject, but unfortunately it is a pretty common problem that needs to be addressed. Coprophagia is the eating of stool. For the most part, deficiency in vitamins, minerals, and digestive enzymes are a large component of this occurrence. This […]
August 3, 2013

Ladder of Aggression

by Kendal Shepherd How a dog reacts to stress or a threat can be represented as a series of ascending steps on a ladder. These gestures are responses to an escalation of perceived threat only and are NOT expressions of a ‘submissive’ or ‘dominant’ state. […]
July 2, 2013

Nothing In Life Is Free

How to (Re)Establish Leadership with Your Dog Many dog behavior problems can be directly linked to one key factor; lack of appropriate leadership by the owners. Dogs are pack animals that must learn to work together in a social hierarchy that enables them to function […]
June 4, 2013

There is a lot of bad advice given about introducing a cat to your family dog or vice versa. Some remember the introduction as a stressful time or say it’s impossible to have both. The key to any introduction is time and patience. Here are […]