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Runaway Pooches

What To Do When Your Dog Goes Missing Lately, social media has been up in arms posting every missing and lost dog, helping families reunite with their furry loved ones. It’s an amazing use of a huge network of individuals dealing with the sad reality that many dogs go missing every year.  Almost every dog owner can recount a moment when …

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Tail Wags

Tail Wagging Dogs wag their tails when they are happy. right?  Most people approach tail wagging dogs expecting a joyful greeting and see a dog’s tail as an indicator of mood: wagging tails are happy tails and low tucked tails are scared tails.  Right?  Actually, it’s not quite so simple.  New research is constantly delving into canine body language and …

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Litter-mate Syndrome

Litter-mate Syndrome Bringing home two puppies at the same time can seem like a great idea! Dogs are social animals and since litter-mates already have a strong bond, they would always have a built in playmate. Getting litter-mates, or two puppies close in age, sounds like a fantastic idea, but unfortunately, what sounds good on paper does not always work in practicality. …

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Puppy Realities

Puppy Realities Spring is here and many people are starting their hunt for a future furry family member.  What an awesome time to raise a puppy! Potty training and socialization in the spring and summer is much easier than it is in the winter months and the extra daylight always makes outdoor adventures and play seem more achievable.  Before you …

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Spring Safety

Spring Safety It’s hard to believe with snow still on the ground, but spring is almost upon us! With the nice weather coming, there are plenty of opportunities to spend time outside with your pooch (see: http://perfect-pooch.com/spring-fun-with-your-pooch/).  While walking, hiking and playing outdoors can lead to great relationship building and training opportunities, there are a few important safety tips to …

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Picking the Best Dog Food

Picking the Best Dog Food Walking into a pet store and trying to choose the best dog food for your pet can be daunting. There are literally aisles upon aisles of choices and they all look appealing. While I cannot tell you what food is specifically best for your dog, I do want to explain what all the terms that …

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Can Your Dog Eat That Pizza Crust?

Can Your Dog Eat That Pizza Crust? Along the same lines as walking through doorways (see: http://perfect-pooch.com/who-should-go-through-a-door-first/) and sleeping in bed (see: http://perfect-pooch.com/do-you-let-your-dog-sleep-in-bed/), I often have clients bashfully tell me that they occasionally feed their pooch table scraps.  This is almost always followed by some form of apology, as if I am going to tell them this single behavior has …

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Indoor Fun

Indoor Fun Winter is here! Snow, cold weather and shorter days are finally upon us. If you have an active or playful dog, this can mean more time spent indoors and potentially more home destruction than you care to imagine. Knowing that your dog needs more stimulation and energy expenditure, there is plenty you can do to entertain your pup …

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions This time of year many of us are making New Year’s Resolutions and some of us are already letting them slip.  While most resolutions end up on the back burner by Valentine’s Day, there are a few simple goals you can set for your pooch this year that might even tie in with your own personal goals: …

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Dog Drives

I was in a class recently with my dog and a few other training teams (yes, I still take classes and seminars with my dogs, see: http://perfect-pooch.com/when-youre-done-training-now-what/) when the concept of ‘drive’ came up in discussion.  Lately there has been quite a bit of talk in training circles about drives and motivation, but I don’t think most owners understand these concepts …

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