Do Dogs Miss us When We Leave the House?

Caring for Your Dog During a Disaster

Natural disasters or emergencies can happen with little or no warning. It is critical that your pet enters into your emergency planning to ensure that they are safe and sound.

Pros and Cons of Electronic Collars for Dogs

Almost every dog breed can benefit from obedience training of some sort. Positive reinforcement training works best for our family pets. We will discuss the option of using electronic collars with extra care with your dog if necessary.

Hot Weather and Your Dog

Most dogs are sensitive to hot weather but there are several breeds that can be negatively impacted by hot weather. Dogs with shortened faces like bulldogs or pugs can suffer tremendously in a heat wave. We will discuss the care needed for dogs in hot weather and what to do if you think your pet is suffering from heat stroke.

Mad Max Road Warrior Dog and the Power of Positive Reinforcement

Mad Max was a brilliant and funny bull terrier mix who taught me the power of positive reinforcement in dog training. He was very quick to learn new tricks and always seemed to have a demented sense of humor. Max never saw his fourth birthday. I learned a tragic lesson from a dog a loved very much.

Dog Grooming Basics – Taking Care of Your Dog’s Teeth

Dogs are also prone to teeth problems just like human beings. If your dog’s oral hygiene is neglected, bacteria may begin to develop and live in the teeth causing the teeth to decay and even lead to gum disease. Taking good care of your pet’s teeth is not a form of indulgence but a necessity that must be done regularly to promote your pet’s health and general well-being.

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