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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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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A Tired Dog Is A Good Dog

I’m sure you have all heard the phrase before – a tired dog IS a good dog!  Where does such a saying come from?  From the fact that in today’s world TOO many dogs are left on their own to figure out ways to expel their energy – left to their own devices but handicapped […]

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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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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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