I had a client make an appointment for dog training last week. However before we could get together he sent me an email explaining that his dog got out of the door and was run over by a car. Actually this happens more often than you can imagine. In fact in your hometown it happens daily.
For most dog owners, one of their greatest fears is that their dog will escape through the door and run into the street where they could be hit by a car. That’s a nightmare scenario that no one wants to have happen, yet it could happen all too easily.Continue reading
If you are a dog owner then at sometime or another you’ve experienced some type of behavior problems with your dogs. In this article we will talk about 5 of the most common dog behavior problems. 1. Jumping Okay let’s start with jumping. You may have a dog that’s jumping on you, on the kids, […]Continue reading
Does your dog bark while you’re at work? If he does, then you may have a lot of other problems, too. You’re probably not very popular with your neighbors, for one thing. They could call animal control about your dog. Plus, along with barking, your dog could be destructive at home. Even if you’re not […]Continue reading
Dogs are one of the most stoic of animals. This means that we often take for granted that everything is normal with them and they are fine. We may not realize that something is wrong or that they are in pain until there is a serious problem. You may find yourself wondering how you can tell if your dog is in pain? It’s not always easy but there are a few things you can look for.Continue reading
It is possible for dogs to faint or collapse due to an abnormality in relation to their heart function. This is called “syncope” and it is related to poor heart function as a result of heart disease or abnormal heart rhythms. This is probably what many people mean when they say that their dog had a “heart attack.” However, it is very rare for a dog to have the kind of heart attack that humans have.Continue reading
Quite often I hear people say that they don’t want to use a crate because they feel that it might be cruel. I must say that there are situations where that crate could be a cruel thing to do to your dog. However if done properly it’s the most wonderful thing your dog will ever get from you. Let me give you some reasons why using a crate will be good for you and for your dog.Continue reading
Maybe you have seen the person driving with a dog in their lap or with its head out the driver’s side window. This is very dangerous and is simply an accident waiting to happen. Let’s discuss some things you could and should do to keep you as well as your dog safe and secure when riding in a car.Continue reading
The down exercise is probably the most important exercise you can teach your dog for several different reasons. It is the exercise that when your dog is twenty feet away, you say down and your dog drops to the floor without you doing anything else is the day that your dog says you are the master.
Now please do not confuse the “down” exercise with the “off” command. Down means to immediately lay on the ground where the off commands means to get off whatever it is on.Continue reading