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Be Your Dog’s Advocate

Posted on: May 5, 2020 - No Comments

Clients often tell me that they spoke with a trainer who claimed to be a positive reinforcement trainer.  However, when the trainer got to their house, he put a  shock collar or a prong collar on the dog. The dog became very scared and the people got upset, but they didn’t speak up and express […]

Summer Fun With Your Dog

Posted on: July 7, 2017 - No Comments

Summer comes and it is so hot we can’t do some of the outside activities with our dog that we usually do.  We don’t have our dog training classes during the summer months here due to the heat.  No one wants to be out in the heat, and certainly our dogs who wear fur coats […]

Why Have A Leash?

Posted on: August 6, 2015 - No Comments

A pet peeve that I have is dogs that are not leashed in an area that is not specified as a non leash area.  The leash provides an important element of safety:  for your dog, for you and for others.  If your dog is not on a leash, he may run out into the street […]

Having A Healthy Dog

Posted on: December 11, 2014 - No Comments

There are many components to having a dog that is a healthy dog.  Having a healthy dog includes good mental health, being confident and happy.  Being a healthy dog includes proper exercise geared to the age and physical capability of the dog.  Providing a dog with mental stimulation in the form of training and fun […]

The Importance of Dental Examinations

Posted on: July 4, 2012 - No Comments

Did you realize that almost all adults dogs and cats over the age of 2-3 years have some level of periodontal disease?  This can rage from mild gingivitis to advanced periodontal disease that requires tooth extraction to treat and control infection.  Unfortunately, we have a tendency to wait until our pet’s teeth are really bad […]