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Does Your Dog Know What “Sit” Means?

Does Your Dog Know What “Sit” Means? You probably just scoffed when you read today’s topic and said, “Yes, of course my dog can sit.” And I would completely agree with you. Your dog can sit, he can bend his stifles forward and place his rump on the floor. All dogs can sit. However, does your dog know what the …

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What Play Looks Like

What Play Looks Like I could write pages and pages about dog body language and the various nuances that dogs communicate with their bodies, but today I am going to focus on play behavior and what it looks like. The weather is finally cooperating and we have already discussed the different things you can do with your dog this season …

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Spring Time Hazards

Spring Time Hazards Last week we touched on some great spring time activities for you and your pooch. This week I want to mention a few things you need to be aware of going into the spring season and how to best protect your pup. You’ve managed to survive the ice, salt, sleet and snow this season and hopefully you …

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Spring Fun With Your Pooch

Spring Fun With Your Pooch The winter weather has finally broken and what a winter it has been! Power outages, near constant snow and all around dark days, mean you might be a little behind on pampering your pooch. Now that the weather is finally cooperating, there are tons of fun things for you to do, many of which can …

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Dealing With A Cone Head In The House

Dealing With A Cone Head in the House If your dog has ever been injured or had surgery, you most likely know what an Elizabethan collar, or a cone, is and how frustrating it can be for both you and your dog. An e-collar ensures that your dog cannot lick, chew, scratch or rub his face and many vets recommend …

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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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