April Tips - Dog Grooming and Training

Ashly’s Training Tip of the Month

We think both you and your dog are going to love this training tip! If you want to have a dog who listens better to your commands then you have to play with them. That's right. This month's tip is simply play games with your dog. Not only does it build a much stronger bond with your doggie companion which lends itself to better listening, but it also makes them tired and more able to focus on your training. You'll see other benefits to this of course too such as less separation anxiety and other unwanted behaviors.

January Tips

Training Tip of the Month

Having issues with your dog continuously digging up your back yard? Here are some tips to help dissuade him from turning your yard into the surface of the moon!

Your dog needs entertainment

Dogs may dig to entertain themselves when they learn that roots and soil "play back." Your dog may be digging for entertainment if:

October Tips

Alec’s Training Tip of the Month

OK, I know all of you out there who are devoted pet parents have one minor act of cruelty to inflict on your four legged loved ones.  HALLOWEEN COSTUMES! (Insert appropriate spooky music here). Perhaps you might want to consider a more kind introduction to Fido's costume this year rather than slapping it on him and then laughing hysterically while posting 500 pictures on Instagram.

September Tips

Alec’s Training Tip of the Month

Our dogs’ neuroses and naughty behavior are caused by our inability to be patient with them.  Rushing to leash them when they are going bananas to get out on that walk, quickly putting the food bowl down when their barking might wake the entire house, or just plain rushing in and out of the house to go to the next fun activity are some of the behaviors we help encourage by not being patient.

Therapy dog touches homeless boy's spirit

When the Lend A Paw team began to visit the Los Angeles Mission with a group of therapy dogs, they had their work cut out from them. From talking to the children, Barbara Sulier, a LAP volunteer, has learned that most of them are fairly recently homeless and on the streets. They talk about what they have left behind and often of the pets they had to give up. But there are also children who have spent all their life on the street or are were too young to remember anything different.

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