Posts Tagged ‘dog behaviors’

Training Directs Playful Energy into Good Manners

Toby is still an exuberant, playful dog but now he demonstrates good manners and obedience skills thanks to a professional dog training program. Recently retired and with more time to devote to a pet, Linda and Rob wanted to adopt a puppy. They were in search of a mild-mannered dog breed with a sweet disposition…

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Dog Grooming: A Positive Experience

White dog in a red bandana

Dog grooming is an essential part of overall health care for our pets. While a bath or nail trim can be done at home, many coats are extremely challenging for pet owners to maintain properly at home, therefore professional dog grooming is recommended. However, you worry about your dog’s behavior at the grooming salon, safety,…

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Tips for Socializing a Puppy

Puppy learning to shake hands

Training a puppy starts long before you arrive at an obedience class. Besides potty training and setting boundaries at home, early training should include plenty of socialization and new situations for your puppy to experience around the home and away from home. The first time your puppy hears a doorbell ring or a loud garbage…

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Choosing A Quality Dog Daycare Program

Have you considered a dog daycare program? Are you worried about how your dog is spending the day while you’re at work? Hopefully he’s not chewing on your favorite piece of furniture or sleeping all day. Dogs are naturally social and energetic so being sedentary can lead to boredom, bad behavior and possible health problems…

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Activities for Dogs & Cats

Group of dogs on playground equipment

Activities for dogs and cats provide meaningful exercise and play. Staying active keeps your pet’s mind sharp and the body fit. Regular exercise and active play is essential throughout the year. Don’t let the cooler weather and shorter days decrease the amount of healthy activity your pet receives. The benefits of being active include: Weight…

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Active Dogs Are Happy Dogs

Group of dogs looking at the camera

Dogs are smart and enjoy being active. They want to learn, be challenged, have fun, and experience the joys of a job well done. Historically, dogs were bred to perform specific duties like assisting farmers, ranchers, sportsmen, and law enforcement officers. The abilities to think, problem solve and actively work were assets to their owners.…

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5 Myths about Training a Puppy

1) Puppies will be puppies Puppies chew on everything and get themselves into a bunch of trouble the moment you look away. They don’t know any better—yet. Training starts as soon as you bring your new puppy home. Setting boundaries and encouraging good behavior reduces stress for the dog and the family, eliminates bad behaviors,…

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