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Fuzzy Teenager AKA Dog Adolescence

The fussy teenage years for a dog can be an interesting and exhausting time for pet parents. Since we are in the swing of puppy session and entering into summer, there is usually an influx of new puppies going to their forever homes. This warms my heart and also opens the discussion of what to expect. Adolescence can be a…

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How Not to Greet a Dog

How Not to Greet a Dog

As animal lovers, we (including myself) may not see the warning signs of a bite or body language of a dog because of our overwhelming need to squish their face, boop the snoop, or love on the puppers. But in reality, greetings can be very stressful for a dog. Humans approach each other more directly however, approaching an animal needs…

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Vaccinations and Why Dogs Need Them

During a recent conversation, someone asked me what Distemper was. I was slightly embarrassed because I completely drew a blank. It got me thinking. I require 4 designated vaccinations for each of the dogs worked with. Being that they are required, I need to learn a little more about these diseases and why I require them. As pet parents, we…

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The 3 D’s of Dog Training

The 3 D’s of Dog Training

Dog training isn’t a sprint, it is a marathon. It takes consistency, patience, and dedication. Take the time to focus on the progress, not just the desired end result. From Puppy 101 to Basic Obedience to Intermediate to AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program and beyond we focus on building on these 3 D’s using force-free training methods. Is it…

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Canine Enrichment

Originally posted 2-20-18 Boredom and excess energy are two of the most common reasons for behavioral problems with dogs. To engage our furry family members, we can provide mental stimulation through enrichment activities. Although animal enrichment has always been there (especially in the zoological environment), in recent years the movement has really taken on a life of it’s own. Pet…

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Pulling: How it Hurts

Pulling: How it Hurts

Originally posted 3-15-18 Pulling is a hot topic with most of my clients. Dogs pull for many reasons including their breed (I’m speaking to my Huskies), to greet other dogs or people, to smell something interesting, the pulling has been reinforced (allowed), etc. Because of these reasons, training and the proper equipment are vital to ensure politeness on leash. Dogs…

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