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Vet

Having Your Dog Enjoy the Vet

Going to the vet is a routine aspect of your dog’s life. Whether it is her yearly shots or a check-up, it is important you take the time to ensure your dog doesn’t view going to the vet as a fearful or upsetting experience. Here are some simple steps you can take to help your dog have a positive association …

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Desensitization

When owning a dog, there are many situations where desensitization is very important. Desensitization is taking the opportunity to help your dog react less or to be less affected by something, and eventually even be able to enjoy whatever that something is. To keep things simple, I will use the example of desensitizing your dog to wearing a doggie jacket …

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Other Than A Leash

Other Than A Leash So now that we have discussed engaging your dog during walks, here is a short description of other items you should have with you and how to dress your dog for any walk. If your dog walks alongside you calmly and rarely or never pulls, you can feel free to use whatever collar you like as …

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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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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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Valentine

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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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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The Importance of Exercising Your Dog

The Importance of Exercising Your Dog Exercise is a crucial part of a dog’s life. Despite age or size, your dog needs daily exercise. This will help stimulate your dog’s mind, keep muscles active, help him/her stay at a healthy body weight, and to help the body function properly. Depending on your dog’s breed (for example, short nose breeds like …

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Have More Fun With Your Pooch This Summer!

Warmer weather is here and it’s a perfect time to enroll your dog in one of our great training programs! Whether you’re new to training or looking for a “refresher,” we have many different programs that can be suited to your goals! Are you struggling with leash walking? Do you dream of being able to let your dog off leash …

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