Best Types of Toys for Dogs

Best Types of Toys for Dogs As any bona-fide dog owner knows, there’s nothing more entertaining for your pet than a good toy to bite, chew and play with. As well as entertain, play toys are essential in helping your dog for physical development and mental stimulation. To understand this better, it’s important to think about the evolution of canines. While today we consider dogs as household pets, they were originally bred to perform certain tasks: from herding, to hunting, […]

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Emergency Vet Visits: Know the Signs

As you know, pets need routine veterinary care for vaccinations, parasite control, dental care and grooming. But of course, pets can sometimes encounter health issues outside of their regular checkups, which may even necessitate an emergency veterinary visit. Many emergencies can be prevented by keeping your pet safe and removing all toxic substances out of reach. Sometimes though, there are situations you can’t control, and you will need to take your pet to an emergency veterinary clinic right away. Several […]

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Caring for your dog in cold weather

It’s a good idea to take a few general precautions to ensure a healthy and safe winter for your dog. Start with a trip to your vet for a winter warmup examination, checking for any pre-existing health problems. Before winter’s chill officially sets in, it’s a good idea to take a few general precautions to ensure a healthy and safe winter for your favorite canine. Start with a trip to your vet for a winter warmup examination, checking for any […]

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9 Signs Your Dog is Sick

We all have off days, but when you’re able to talk it’s easy to explain your alignments and seek help. However, it’s less easy for dogs to communicate their feelings especially when they are unwell. It’s important to understand some of the sounds, actions and behaviors from dogs, and how they communicate with us. If you suspect that your dog may need medical care please call us or come to the hospital immediately. [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

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5 Dog’s Habits of Highly Effective Pack Leaders

This will be perhaps the most important post on dog training ever: how to become a pack leader (or alpha dog). Dogs have wolves as ancestors. To make living in the wild bearable and safe for everyone, wild dogs followed a social structure that dogs still follow today.  Every pack has a leader who keeps everything in line. In return for protecting the pack he gets some perks.  Like eating first, walking first, and doing what he wants.   If […]

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Beginner Dog Training Instructions

The trick to training your dog is…repetition, repetition, repetition. A session or two every day for a couple weeks should provide enough training time for your dog to get the hang of it.   Keep your individual sessions short.  Five to fifteen repetitions  of each command like sit, stay, and lie down per session works.  Any more than that and your dog will lose interest and the lessons will lose effectiveness. Dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. Gently show your […]

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Some Dog Training Guidelines to Follow

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The key to having a happy, obedient dog lies in training him early and well. You may choose to sign up for obedience classes to socialize your dog and get some great tips, but spending time one on one is the best way to get your dog to listen. Despite what we believe, dogs do not understand what we say to them. By making your dog associate actions with a command, you will have him listening in no time! For […]

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