Names are very important to humans. We attach important meaning to them, whether our own names or the names of our dogs. But to a dog, a name is just a sound - and it’s up to the owner to make it a sound that the dog likes to hear. It’s easy to teach a puppy her name...
Dogs chase because it is hardwired into many of them. Some breeds have a strong herding instinct, and others have a strong prey drive. These dogs can’t resist chasing anything that walks, runs or rolls, but it can be a dangerous habit.
Your puppy does not mean to hurt you when he nips, but those baby teeth are sharp. But the good news is that there are ways you can play with your new pup that encourage the behavior you want while giving him a healthy outlet for his energy.
Digging is actually a good outlet for your dog’s energy, so if there is a suitable spot (preferably shady) in your yard for it, set up a designated digging area. Learn some helpful tips for that digging dog!
Aggression is one of the most common reasons pet owners seek professional help. But what really is aggression? Aggression is typically viewed as any threat to harm an individual whether this individual is human or another animal.
Keep your pets safe this winter season by avoiding these winter hazards with your pet.
If your dog is in the habit of demanding attention when you just want to relax, you can make some changes that will keep you both happy. He does need to learn that it’s not always about him, but there should be time every day that is about him.
The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about a potentially poisoned pet. When prepping for and celebrating for the season, consider your pets. Below is a list of holiday-related decorations, plants and food items that our friends at Pet Poison Helpline recommend keeping away from pets.
Holidays are coming, and for many that means lots of company. It will be so nice to see friends and family! Your dog agrees and leaps in the air to get closer to their faces...maybe now is the time to teach him the acceptable way to greet your visitors.
During this time of family, friends and festivities, we want to help prevent your pet from some potentially poisonous household dangers common during the week of Thanksgiving.