8 Reasons Your Dog May Need Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes break down the molecules of food and essentially allow the body to more fully digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates. This helps the dog assimilate the nutrients more efficiently and aids in digestion. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. These bacteria help to keep the unfriendly bacteria in check and restore the […]

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Training Merlin – Making the Small Steps even Smaller

When training dogs (or tackling any other task), I am a great advocate of breaking everything down into small ’baby steps’. Dogs will learn things super-fast when guided through these steps to develop behaviors. Even a behavior they will absolutely not attempt or begin can be easily mastered by breaking it down. And I am […]

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K9 Ear Solutions – A Versatile Ear Cleaner

Ear cleaners proliferate the shelves of large chain pet super stores and boutique pet shops alike.  Keeping ears clean is somewhat like keeping nails clipped – a regular doggy duty that happens at regular intervals.  Ears are the perfect place for our dogs to harbor infections and yeasty overgrowth.  They are a warm, moist climate, […]

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Teach Your Dog to Solve a Dog Puzzle

Joan Malak’s Greyhound Ch. Cebar Sings a Majik Song NA NAJ aka ‘Carly’ is shown in the following video solving the Nina Ottosson Dog Twister Puzzle. Frankly, it is amazing and very fun to watch. Carly is systematic and very enthusiastic about solving the puzzle and we credit her step by step training by Joan […]

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How to Socialize Your Puppy

  Perhaps the most important thing you can do for your new puppy is socialize, socialize, socialize!  It is something that many people don’t even think of yet it should be foremost in their minds when they decide to bring a new puppy into their household.  Having a few people come to your house, having […]

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Socializing Older Dogs

  While it is more difficult to socialize an older animal who didn’t receive the proper experiences when young, in today’s world, it is something that is necessary more and more.  Many dogs are adopted from shelters and dog pounds.  Often, these dogs, have not had the benefit of socialization at the appropriate age.  Even […]

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Why Dogs Need Socialization

  In order for our dogs to grow up to be well adjusted, stable adults, they must receive adequate socialization.  It is one of, if not THE most important aspect of raising a puppy, yet it is the one that people often fail to consider.  Socialization can prevent your puppy from growing up to be […]

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Healthy Natural Jerky Treats

Buying treats for your best friend has become far more of a workout than ever before.  Stories of tainted treats abound.  Incidences of dogs becoming seriously ill or dying from tainted treats, abound.  As pet owners, we want only the best for our best friends and that means healthy, natural, meat based treats made from […]

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Canine Exercise – Fun Ways To Exercise

  Exercising a dog should be something that you do together.  Opening up the back door and letting him out into your fenced backyard isn’t really the type of exercise that engages mind and body and often isn’t exercise at all.  Certainly, dogs who live with other canine companions may take the opportunity to run […]

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Canine Exercise – Why?

  Just like humans, dogs need exercise in order to be healthy and happy.  Along with positive training, wonderful nutrition, appropriate socialization and a loving home, activity and exercise will ensure your dog of a long healthy life – and who doesn’t want to keep their best friend around for as long as possible? Why do […]

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Calcium and the Raw Diet

  With more and more people feeding raw natural diets or even cooked diets to their pets, it becomes more and more evident that many lack particular knowledge of what they are feeding and what exactly needs to be balanced.  Recipes for home cooked meals as well as raw meals, have proliferated the Internet and […]

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All Dogs Love Crackles!

It has been fairly established that dogs are enamored by the sound of crackling water bottles.  Toys that contain an actual bottle, soda bottles taken out of the trash (sneaky rascals), bottles swiped off of the table.  They just love them!  The sound seems to intrigue and mesmerize them, and much time is spent just […]

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