Dog Psychology 101

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How to Talk to Your Dog

DOG PSYCHOLOGYCommunication is the first step towards establishing a trusting relationship with your dog. Improper communication can damage the relationship between a person and their dog. Dogs feel confused and anxious when they cannot comprehend why they're being disciplined, commanded, or shepherded around. Read More

Overcoming Fear in Your Dog

DOG BEHAVIORDoes your dog hide under the bed when there's a storm brewing? Try to hide behind you when a stranger is nearby? Read More

Introducing Puppy to Kitty

DOG PSYCHOLOGYIf you already have a cat in your home, introducing a dog to the mix can be rather unsettling, to both of the animals, as well as to you. Read More

Combatting Stranger Aggression

DOG PSYCHOLOGYThe weather is getting warmer, which means we’ll be spending more time outside with our dogs.  But what do you do if your dog is aggressive toward strangers? Read More

Top Ten Party Planning Tips for Families with Dogs

STRESSFUL SITUATIONS Party planning can be stressful under the best of circumstances, but trying to plan for a party that doesn’t include your dog jumping on your guests or eating the party food can be a real nerve-wracking experience. Here are our top ten tips for planning a party when you have a dog in the family. Read More

Moving Your Dog to a New Home

STRESSFUL SITUATIONSMoving into a new home can be an exciting, but also stressful time, not only for you but for your dog. How do you make the experience easier on your dog? Read on for our top ten tips. Read More

Avoiding Dog Bites on the Job

DOG SAFETY & YOUDo you have a job that takes you onto other people's property, face-to-face with strange dogs every day? Dog bites are a problem shared by many industries – postal workers, package deliverers, utility meter readers, and others. Even if you just stop by to visit a friend, you may find yourself staring down an unfriendly dog. Here's the guide to avoiding dog bites. Read More

Protecting Your Children from Dog Bites

DOGS AND KIDSAs many as 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States, with almost one in five requiring medical attention. Those most at risk are children aged five to nine, especially if they have dogs at homes. As a parent, how do you protect your kids from being bitten? Read More

Fighting Dogs

UNWANTED BEHAVIOR Fighting behavior can be worse in dogs than in our human children because the whole issue is drawn up in the quest for dominance. There are things you can do to prevent fights and intervene when they do happen. Read More

Your Dog’s Emotions

DOG PSYCHOLOGYIf you ignore or don’t know how to handle your dog’s feelings, it can be a dangerous situation. Learning about your dog’s emotions and how to handle them will keep you, the dog, and those around you safe. Read More

Separation Anxiety - Helping Your Puppy Cope

PUPPY PSYCHOLOGYCrate training your puppy is an excellent way to manage separation anxiety. Read More

Dog Behavior and You Part 3

DOG PSYCHOLOGYFor the safety of you and your family, learn the signs of dog aggression, and what to do if confronted by an aggressive animal. Read More

Help Your Dog Overcome His Shyness

DOG PSYCHOLOGY If your dog is overly timid, you can help him build up his confidence. Read More

Dog Behavior and You Part 2

DOG PSYCHOLOGYIn the second installment of Spot Speak, learn how to tell when your dog is afraid. He may not behave normally if he is scared, but his posture and body language provide important clues to how he is feeling. Read More

Dog Behavior and You Part 1

DOG PSYCHOLOGYWhat is your dog trying to say? This ongoing series will help you translate the sounds and body language of your dog into words you can understand, helping you better communicate with your four-legged friend. Read More

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Homemade Thanksgiving Treats for Your Dog Homemade Thanksgiving Treats for Your Dog

NUTRITION We all want to include our dogs in our holiday celebrations, but hopefully, you're aware that sharing table scraps with your dog isn't always the best idea.

Keeping Your Dog Safe during the Summer Months Keeping Your Dog Safe during the Summer Months

HEALTH Summer is coming on fast, so it’s time to plan how you will keep your dog safe and healthy through the lazy, carefree, warm days.

Vaccination Time Again-Keeping Your Puppy Healthy Vaccination Time Again-Keeping Your Puppy Healthy

DOG HEALTH So you have your new puppy picked out. There are quite a few shots, treatments and examinations that will keep the newest member of your family healthy.

Canine Thanksgiving Feast Canine Thanksgiving Feast

NUTRITION With the wide variety of food at Thanksgiving dinner, chances are you'll want to give your dog something special, too. If you're contemplating what to feed your dog for the holiday, here is a guide to a great Canine Thanksgiving Feast.

Dog Walking Tips Every Owner Should Know Dog Walking Tips Every Owner Should Know

DOG FUN Walking your dog is not only crucial to keeping him healthy and happy, it strengthens the bond between your canine friend and his caregiver. There are a lot of obstacles out there. Don’t forget these simple tips to keep your walk fun and safe in the outside world.

The Benefits of Physiotherapy for your Dog The Benefits of Physiotherapy for your Dog

HEALTH The same techniques that physiotherapists use to treat a variety of injuries and conditions in humans have been adapted to suit animals with great success. Family pets, show dogs, and working dogs can all benefit greatly from physiotherapy.  Dogs whose activities involve a lot of agility are especially susceptible to the types of problems that physiotherapy can address.

The Decision- Adding a Dog to Your Family The Decision- Adding a Dog to Your Family

FIRST TIME OWNERSBringing a dog into your family is a decision where many people don’t realize it’s magnitude until after they have the dog. There are a number of things that you need to research before you decide to purchase a dog, and it starts right in your own home.

Bringing Your Dog Into Your New Baby's Life Bringing Your Dog Into Your New Baby's Life

HEALTH Many believe that a dog and a new baby cannot happily coexist, so therefore the dog has to go.  This is not necessarily the case.  A new baby does not mean you have to abandon your dog.

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