Category Archives: Socialization

Healthy Dog Play

Many dog parents like to take their pups to the local dog park as a place where Rufus can run around off leash and socialize with others. But it’s important that we remember that the dog park is not a … Continue reading

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Puppies Bite – What Can We Do About That?

Puppies bite. It’s a fact. It’s a normal and natural behavior. In fact, it’s a necessary part of puppy development. But is it something that we have to just accept? Do we just put up with it – taking all … Continue reading

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Lunging Lucy & Growly Gus

Picture this: You and Polly are walking together in your neighborhood. She’s showing off just how good her leash skills are. And then . . . you see it. Down the street . . . another dog is coming. Suddenly … Continue reading

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BOWSER’S BABY “BROTHER” – Preparing to bring a new baby home

SAFETY FIRST IT IS NEVER OK TO LEAVE A DOG AND A CHILD UNATTENDED TOGETHER. EVER. CHILDREN ACT IN SPONTANEOUS AND SPORATIC WAYS, THEY HAVE NO SENSE OF BOUNDARIES; THEY MAKE NOISES AND GRAB HOLD OF BODY PARTS, OFTEN PULLING … Continue reading

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JUMPING JASPER!

Jasper jumps. A lot. He jumps when you get home as he tries to greet you. He jumps when you have something interesting in your hand that he thinks he might like. He jumps on visitors as they enter the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays! Here’s a Dog…

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us. We’ve got lists of what the little ones want for Christmas (or Chanukah, or whatever your family may celebrate). We may even have a list of what we want … Continue reading

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Crating Casey

We’ve all heard that dogs are den animals – that they like to be in small spaces and this makes them feel safe and secure. So why is it that Casey freaks out every time you put her in her … Continue reading

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Samson Suffers from Separation Anxiety

Many dogs experience stress and anxiety when their people leave them unattended at home. This is commonly referred to as separation anxiety. How do we know if Samson is suffering from such anxiety?  He may react to the stress in … Continue reading

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Millie, Meet Max: Introducing new dogs

what do you do if one or both dogs is not well socialized? Or if a first encounter didn’t “go so well”? Just because the dogs got off on the wrong paw, doesn’t necessarily mean all is lost. It may
still be possible to create a comfortable coexistence. Keep in mind that dogs are individuals and have personalities that include likes and dislikes. Not all dogs will get along famously. Just
because you love that dog’s daddy, doesn’t automatically mean that your dog will love his dog …
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Lance Loves His Loose Leash: How to Walk Nicely on a Leash

There are a couple of tricks to teaching your dog to walk nicely on a leash and they do not include using choke chains or pinch collars. Necessary tools for training a dog to walk nicely on a leash: 1. … Continue reading

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