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Keep the Paws Off These Halloween Treats!

As the bags and buckets of treats are poured out on the carpet by the kids on Halloween, it’s easy for things to get lost under their bed and swept under the couch. This can be bad news if you have pups running around the house that don’t know any better. We want you to know the dangers that these Halloween goodies can pose to your furry friends to ensure that your dogs remain out of harm’s way.

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Why Walk Your Dog?

One of the first questions I ask new clients is: “How much do you exercise your dog?” Many people just resort to telling me what a large backyard they have. I tell them to stay in the house and yard and then I’ll come back and check on them in about a week. No work. No school. No stores, etc; only the house and the yard. Would you have cabin fever? Wouldn’t you feel cooped up and bored?

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Thunderstorms & Sound Aversions

July 4th festivities are just around the corner, fellow dog lovers! It’s a time to celebrate, be with friends and family, eat too much junk food, and watch the beautiful fireworks bloom in the night sky. It’s also a great time to get out and about with our pups. Here’s how to ensure you and your dog have the best Independence Day possible…

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A Dog’s Work vs. Vacation

Do you work before you get a vacation?  Are you tired when you get home after a long day at work?  Has your day been mentally taxing?  Were you using a lot of brain power?  Does anyone feel sorry for you for putting in a good day at work? Well, dogs need work too…

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Fear’s Effect on Dogs

Often, dogs who have a bad story, or have dealt with someone with a negative personality, become fearful. In these situations, a great offense is a great defense. Let’s put you in the position of your dog. If you have been conditioned to associate a situation with something negative, you will be nervous when it is presented to you. You may have an offensive reaction at just the thought of it…

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Seasonal Dog Allergies

It’s that time of the year again, and while you may be noticing the changes in the plant life, you might also be noticing some unpleasant changes in your four-legged friends. While your pet can be sensitive to allergens all year round, it is said that about 10 to 20 percent of dogs show signs of Spring time allergies. Just like humans, our pets can be very sensitive to outdoor allergens such as trees, grass and weed pollens, dust, house and storage mites, fleas, and indoor and outdoor molds…

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Does Your Dog Get Enough Exercise?

People are always curious to know if their dog is getting an adequate amount of exercise. Exercise is one of the most vital parts of owning a dog, and it is very important to know if you’re providing it in the correct way, and meeting your dogs overall physical needs…

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Bringing Home a New Dog

There are many things to consider when making the decision to bring a new dog into your life. It is very important to begin this new relationship on the right foot…

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Dog Psychology vs. Human Psychology

When learning to train your dog, one of the most important concepts to understand is dog psychology and how it compares to human psychology. Living as a dog is ultimately a whole different way of being. Understanding dog psychology is the first step to being the dog owner your dog dreams of.

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