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Author: Admin   Date Posted: 3 June 2015  

5 Steps to keeping your dog warm during winter months



















Those winter months can be bitter and long.  Sometimes we forget, but proper care for your pet during those cold months is critical to their health and wellbeing.  Just like humans they can get frostbite, respiratory infections from the damp air, and freeze in the extreme elements.  To ensure you keep your furry friend cozy and warm, here are 5 tips t...


Author: Adie Schafner   Date Posted: 26 May 2014  

Electric dog fencing is safe, practical and an affordable alternative to traditional wooden, vinyl, and chain link fence dog containment solutions. The electric dog fence will keep your dog safe in your backyard, front yard or both. Electric dog fences deter stubborn escape prone dogs from going under, around and over fencing with a subtle buzzing shock via a radio receiving collar. Electric fence maintenance is easier and more economical than other dog fencing materials. Electric dog fence wire, for example,  never needs repainting or staining and will never detract from visual aspects of property and when buried inground.  More importantly, customize electric dog f...




Why do so many dogs lunge or bark at certain people? Using the leash for corrections does not attain the behavior you intend.  It makes me cringe when I see people pull on the leash and yell “NO!”, but what’s the right way to stop the behavior?  The good news, is I have the answers as to why pulling and yelling are not really working.

First, let’s start with a barking dog, but keep in mind these tips will help in any situation.
 
When your dog is acting aggressive, and is scaring other people and their animals, your fi...



If you have noticed the bags of dog food depleting faster lately, it may be that your dog is just hungry, or it may be something else.  Many owners aren’t aware of this, but increased appetite in animals can be a warning sign of something more serious.  If you do notice this, it may be worth a trip to your veterinarian to check things out.  Here’s a short list of common problems associated with increased appetite.

  1.  Diabetes or Hyperglycemia
Your dog may have Diabetes mellitus, a disease that causes a shortage of insulin (T...



As dog owners, we often get caught up in the moment and say some interesting phrases that if you really stop and think about it… shouldn’t be said at all.  When your dog is around other people, it’s important to actually understand the situation as a whole and not focus entirely on your pet’s actions.  As dog owners, we often get tunnel vision, seeing the world only from the perspective of your own pet.  Whether it’s excusing our dog’s behavior, or dismissing other people’s social cues, we need to not only train our dogs, but train ourselves how to act. 
Here are 1...



The more you know…
Many of us forget that just like us, our canine friends can have health issues.  And as they age, it’s almost guaranteed they will have some sort of health problem that will require proper treatment and care.  The good news is, as an informed and knowledgeable owner, you can help prevent, identify, and treat your dog’s health issues before they become a serious problem.  Here are some health conditions you should be informed about to protect the health of your pet.
 

  1.  Allergic Dermatitis



Are you getting complaints from your neighbors about your dog barking all night?
Do you get embarrassed because your dog won’t quit barking when visitors come to your home?
Does your dog just plain old not know when to shut up?!?!
Having a dog that continuously barks can be not only frustrating, but annoying as well.  The good news is if you are willing to consistently work with and teach your dog some basic training techniques there is hope for your dog to quiet down and bark less.  Let’s review four strategies to help your dog cut out the yapping...




There are really no explanations as to why some dogs are terrified of thunder.  Some people say it’s from a traumatic event as a puppy.  Others say certain breeds are prone to this behavior.  Whatever the reason, the fact remains: when it comes to thunder, some dogs panic!
If you’re dog struggles with this phobia, rest assured there are strategies you can use to effectively manage and help their fear.  Here are some simple steps you can use next time those dark thunder clouds roll in.

  1.  Try paying attention to YOUR behavior during...



Are you the proud owner of a new puppy or dog?  Is so, remember one thing: 
One of the best investments you will ever make is taking an obedience course with your pet. 
By taking the time early in his life to teach your dog skills and proper conduct, you set him on a course for success.  His confidence, self-esteem, respect, and responsiveness will improve.  But more importantly, the bond between you and your pet will increase dramatically.
But in order for this to happen, there’s one key:  The right trainer.
Here are twelve tips for you t...



The time has come for a much needed holiday, and you can’t wait to sit on the beach and soak up the sun.  Or maybe you’ve decided to go on an adventure vacation and roam the jungles of Costa Rica.  No matter where your next vacation may take you, there’s one thing that will always remain true:  It would never be the same without your best friend to share in the memories!  And when I say best friend, I mean man’s best friend:  Your dog.
Traveling with your pet can be some of the most fun you’ll ever have.  With your dog by your side, those adventures and day...