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Friday, August 24, 2012
These can cause neck and throat injuries, and are not necessary to use in training. If a trainer tells you, "It's just a little jerk, it doesn't hurt," your response should be, "Just to be sure then, lets put it on you and try jerking it on your neck before we try it on the dog I love."
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Follow the “rule of three.” If you catch your dog doing something once, expect it to happen again. If he does it twice, then ask yourself, “Do I want him to continue this (good) behavior? If yes, then reward the behavior with a treat or praise. If no, then make an immediate correction.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Be sure after your dog is outside during the cold weather, you wipe his paws when he comes inside. This is to remove small chunks of snow and ice, and also salt crystals that might be used as sidewalk and road deicer. These all can cause harm to his paw pads.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Halloween can be a fun time, but it can also be a scary time for dogs. Here's a few tips to consider:
- Be careful the your dogs don't eat the trick-or-treat candy. Chocolate can be toxic and in large doses, fatal. Wrappers can cause intestinal blockages. Many candies will result in an upset stomach. So make sure your kids keep their candy away from where your dog can reach it.
- Even the calmest dog might become nervous or scared by people in costumes. Give your dog a safe place to relax during trick-or-treat time or parties, away from the action. If your dog does become scared or excited, remember, as the pack leader, you need to remain calm. Reassurance is fine, but don't baby your dog or overdo it. A calm, relaxed leader will help a dog be calm and relaxed. Your dog will think, "The pack leader seems to think all is OK, so I'm OK."
- Be careful your dog doesn't dart outside when you're opening the door for trick-or-treaters.
- Dressing your dog is a costume can be fun. But not every dog tolerates it well. If your dog doesn't like the costume, don't stress him out by insisting it be worn. Perhaps an orange and black neckerchief is enough. Make sure costumed dogs are under constant supervision so they don't become entangled in, or ingest parts of their costume.
- Be careful if you put a candle in a jack-o-latern that your dog doesn't knock it over.