Combating Boredom and Anxiety

Separation anxiety and boredom (or maybe a little of both) can cause our dogs to do terrible things to our homes when we leave them.  Truly awful things.  Entire couches can disappear in an hour.  Expensive electronics go into hiding only to make themselves known out in the yard as part of a pile of […]

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Dogs & Kids – When It Isn’t Cute

Many households that contain dogs, also have children.  Just as often these children are relatively young – from newborns and toddlers to teens, kids and dogs are often part of the same family.  Even if you don’t have children, chances are your dog is exposed to them whether intermittently or regularly.  While many dogs are […]

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Retractable Leashes – Better Off Without Them?

Retractable leashes.  If you are like me, you cringe when you see them no matter where you are.  While many people own them, use them exclusively and think they are the greatest invention ever, there is a growing number of people who find them annoying, useless and downright dangerous. Can they be used properly? Certainly, […]

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So You Say You Don’t Need Puppy Class…..

Its surprising just how many people obtain a new puppy of whatever breed and decide, right off the bat, that they don’t need puppy class.  Why should they?  They’ve trained dogs before.  Their puppy already knows how to sit.  Who cares if they know how to do tricks.  What is the point of having them […]

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To Tug Or Not To Tug – That Is The Question…..

Its been long bandied about in dog circles that playing tug with your puppy or dog is a big fat NO NO.  Is this so or is this just a misunderstood game that people misuse?  Does it have its place?  Is there a “right” way to play tug?  Interestingly, some of the very problems that […]

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Why Crate Train?

Crate training.  Plenty of people see it for what it is – a necessary and easy way to train your dog.  There are others, though, who see it as a cruel and unnecessary exercise that isn’t any good for any canine.  Some of these feel this way simply because they don’t understand the logic behind […]

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Great Pet Internet Sources

In this, the age of computers and the internet, its the norm for people to head to “google” or the web in general when they have a question about something or need information.  Sometimes it can be hard to sort through all the muck and come up with the answer that you want.  For this […]

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So Stressed!

Whining, panting, yawning and licking are some of the signs of a ‘stressed-out’ pup. Stress can come from fear or frustration or can simply be a sign of a challenge that the dog is facing. Reacting correctly to your pet’s stress is the key to helping him cope. When you take your dog to class […]

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Why We Love Martingale Collars

Martingales. Greyhound Collars. Limited Slips. All are names for the best choice in collars on the market.  This collar is strong and secure while being comfortable and attractive. We recommend them for many reasons. There are very few dogs who would not benefit from a martingale collar. One of the biggest positives to a martingale […]

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I Have A Picky Dog…HELP!!!

Its true – I have a picky dog.  Don’t get me wrong, its not his fault, well MOSTLY not his fault.  I created him.  I allowed him to dictate what, when, how….he was a skinny little puppy who wanted only what he wanted.  Silly me didn’t stop to think that ALL greyhound puppies are arguably […]

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Our NEW favorite – The Tret Pouch

At A Place for Paws, we love our bait bags and this new one is bound to become our favorite yet. It is durable, attractive, not to big or bulky and it has a great magnetic – easy in & out closure. From their website – The TRĒTS Reward Pouchis lightweight and stylish and attaches […]

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A Talent Agency for Dogs?

Bonnie Buchanan is a talent agent for the stars! Animal stars that is! Dogs in print ads, in TV ads, on greeting cards and in movies as well as other areas. The first thing Elizabeth and I noticed when we walked in the Bon-Clyde Training Center in Sanford, NC last weekend were the posters and […]

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