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Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2014’

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A Crate Time

Just like humans, most dogs like a place to call their own. If you’re like me, I love being in my warm bed inside my cozy bedroom. Well, dogs are no different. Giving your dog a designated special area to relax and unwind is a positive aspect in your dog’s life. A crate doesn’t have to be a place your …

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Breed of the Week: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Appearance: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi stands between 10 to 12 inches in height and are generally longer than they are tall. With a thick protective outer coat and dense under coat, they do require moderate grooming and do shed regularly. They also have a traditionally bobbed tail and perked upright ears. Temperament: Considered bold and friendly, the …

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Walking Your Dog Into Daycare

Walking Your Dog Into Daycare Having worked in an urban dog daycare, a veterinarian office and now a suburban dog daycare, I have seen the same scenario over and over with numerous dogs and their owners: a person walks into the lobby being pulled by an over-excited dog and seems ashamed or embarrassed that Fido isn’t walking in calmly and …

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Breed of the Week: Basset Hound

Basset Hound Appearance: While required to be less than 14 inches at the shoulder, the Basset Hound is not a small dog by any other means. Bassets have a distinctly short, smooth coat and a lot of excess skin that requires moderate cleaning and upkeep. The most distinguishing features of the Basset Hound are their exceptionally long ears and sunken …

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A Four-legged Valentine

A Four-legged Valentine Are you planning to fall in love this Valentine’s Day? If you are thinking about bringing a new pet into your family- be aware, you will fall in love. Ask any dog owner(s) you know. They may be able to numerate their pets many failings, but inevitably they will also tell you how much they love their …

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House Training 101

House Training 101 House training your new puppy is vital to ensure that your puppy doesn’t go to the bathroom in the house or other undesired areas. This process is extremely important and requires patience as well as consistency. The more consistent you are with the following steps, the faster your puppy will learn the appropriate behavior. Having your dog …

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Breed of the Week: Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever Appearance: Standing at approximately 21-24 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 55 and 75 pounds, the Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in America. Goldens have a long reaching gait and coat ranging from light cream to dark rust in color and typically falling in two layers- a dense undercoat and flowing weather proof …

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Understanding Handling

Understanding Handling Teaching a puppy or dog to accept being handled by humans can be a huge benefit in your dog’s life. This will allow your dog to not only enjoy being pet, rubbed or stroked, but will also help your dog be calmer in times when handling is necessary. You want your dog to be as comfortable as possible, …

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Breed of the Week: Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd Appearance: Slightly longer than they are tall, the Australian Shepherd averages from 18 – 21 inches at the shoulder and is a fairly solid working dog. The coat color can vary from black to red with merle dogs having a gene that makes their coat and skin appear blotchy with diluted spots. Tan and white points or markings …

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