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February 22, 2014

Teach the “Sit” Command

First, start off by holding a treat between the thumb and index finger of your right hand. Put the treat on the tip of the dog’s nose. Draw the treat straight up the dog’s nose and in between the dog’s eyes and give the command […]
February 22, 2014

Dogs Are People Too? A New Study Suggests Dogs Can Understand Human Emotions

Pet owners have always exclaimed how bright and intuitive their dogs are. Well, this new study may shed some new light into just how much your beloved four legged companion really does know exactly what mood you are in. According to researchers in Hungary, dogs […]
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. […]