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September Tips

Training Tip of the Month

When introducing your dog to a new dog, there are several points to be aware of. One of which is to educate yourself in doggy body language. Having the ability to read your and another dog’s body signals is key in ensuring both dogs are comfortable with the introduction, which can prevent scuffles from occurring.

 

Be aware of each dog's body posture

June Training and Grooming Tips

Training Tip of the Month

Understand How Your Dog Learns

One of the most frequent complaints of pet parents is that their dogs “just won’t listen.” But put yourself in your dog’s shoes for a moment. If someone was constantly chattering away in a foreign language that you’d never heard before, how long would you pay attention? Probably not for very long—because you simply wouldn’t be able to understand what the foreign speaker was trying to communicate.

May Grooming and Training Tips

Alec’s Training Tip of the Month

Congratulations, you took the plunge and expanded your family by adding a new rescue pup into your home! Whether this new addition being integrated into your existing canine family, or if he will be an only pup, my first thought is that your adoption center hopefully did its job and paired a perfect dog to work well with your existing lifestyle. If that was done, then the rest is an easy downhill ride.

 

What to do if your dog is overweight

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP... it actually exists!) 43 percent of all dogs are overweight and 10 percent of all dogs are obese! That makes more than half of our dogs overweight or obese!. An overweight pet is more prone to heart problems, poor skin condition, lameness, and more serious illnesses, like diabetes. A study actually details how pets who free feed live an average of two years less than pets with limited calories.

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.

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