Training & Behavior
Deaf Dog Awareness Week 2014
The last full week of September is Deaf Dog Awareness Week. This year the dates are September 21st-27th. I thought that this would be a good time to write about the benefits of owning a deaf dog, and some things to be aware of if you think your dog may be having hearing issues. First […]
Foolproof Guide to Housebreaking New Puppies!
Housebreaking a new puppy can seem like a daunting task! I know some people who have adopted an older dog just so they can skip this very important and necessary step in training. Some people even give their new puppy over to a trainer for a few weeks to get the housebreaking done. These are […]
7 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! I have two senior dogs, Annie (9) and Skeeter (10) as well as a senior cat, Fender (10)! They are great companions, and I couldn’t love them anymore. Here are some great reasons to bring an older dog or cat into your home: 1. NO MUSS, NO FUSS – […]
Your Pets Have Goals, Too!
Let’s not forget about our pets as we set goals for the year! Maybe Spot has gained a few pounds with age and needs to lose some weight. Maybe Rover needs to get more exercise to keep him younger, longer. Here are a few resolutions for us to consider for our pets! Let’s Lose Some […]
How to Nail Your Pet’s Nail Trims at Home
Trimming our dog’s nails regularly is a very important part of overall health. It doesn’t have to be an unpleasant, stressful experience, or cost a lot of our money and our time at the vet’s office! Nail Trims Are Important First of all, nail trimming is important because long nails can lead to: Broken and […]
Oopsy! There’s a Poopsy! What to do if your pup has an accident in the crate or house.
It’s important to know how to handle an accident in the house. Never scold your dog. This can teach him to pick a more secluded area, away from you, in the house to eliminate. It can also encourage a dog to eat his feces to hide the fact that he had an accident. It’s your […]
Bringing a New Pet Home
Adopting a new dog, cat or puppy is very exciting, but there are also many things to think about and consider leading up to the adoption and preparing to introduce your new dog to your home and any other dogs you already love. First, you need to prepare by getting some supplies. Even if you […]
4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Bringing Your Dog to Work
Our dogs are going to work with us every morning here in America. Employees at thousands of companies have found relaxation and creativity in their offices flourish with the arrival of our furry friends next to us at our desks. There are scientifically proven health benefits to spending time with our pets, and they are definitely […]
Let’s Show Our Pets We Love Them this Valentine’s Day by Being a Responsible Pet Owner
Our dogs and cats are very special to us and we love to give them treats and cuddles to show them how much we love them! Treats and cuddles are great and very satisfying, but the best things we can do for our pets is to make sure they are healthy and happy throughout […]
Home Healthcare for Your Working Dog
Working dogs in the United States perform a vast array of duties including military and police work, service dog work, therapy work, hunting, herding, sled work, and search and rescue work. These dogs dedicate their lives to providing assistance – from helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations to helping protect the lives of our troops […]