The question is, should I take my puppy to kindergarten classes? The answer is, maybe and maybe not and let me tell you what I mean. There are a lot of pros and cons on whether a young puppy should be socializing with other puppies and running the risk of catching a disease such as Parvovirus. Let’s talk more about it.
When I talk about a puppy I’m talking about a dog younger than 16 weeks of age. Usually puppy kindergarten classes are for dogs from 8 to 16 weeks old. The main purpose of a puppy kindergarten class is for socialization because at that age there are actually two young to do any formal obedience training.Continue reading
OK, let’s be honest what isn’t there to like about a lab. If you’ve ever owned a lab you know what fantastic pets they make and if you haven’t owned a lab previously I hope this article will help you decide to choose a lab for your next pet.
I think one of the things I like best about labs is their friendly nature to people and other dogs as well. Now don’t get me wrong just like with every puppy it needs to be socialized so it stays friendly as it gets older.Continue reading
For some people having a well-trained dog is a must. For other people having a well-trained dog would just be nice. No matter which way you look at it however there are two commands that are absolutely essential for any dog. These are commands that could save your dog’s life.Continue reading
Adopting a dog from a shelter or a breed rescue is an excellent way to get a dog and in the process you’re saving a life. However there are a few things that you should avoid when adopting that new dog for your family. This article is going to touch base on some of the things that you should avoid and watch out for.Continue reading
As a dog trainer one thing that I’m seeing more and more of is aggression in dogs. There are many different reasons why a dog might be aggressive and as a canine behavior specialist and trainer it’s my job to figure out what that reason may be so that we can work at correcting it.Continue reading
We have all done it. Our cute, little furry friend is practically smiling at us from beneath the kitchen table. The ears are perked and the tail is wagging. We know what our dog is after. Just a tiny tidbit from dinner would be delightful, right? What could it hurt? It is just a bite or two after all.
Hold Fido’s ears he won’t want to hear this. A dog’s diet really should not contain table scraps. People food is just that…for people. A dog’s nutritional needs are not the same as a human’s. Sure, we eat some of the same things, but feeding your pet from the table is one of the biggest mistakes for your pet. A dog’s diet doesn’t require all the added goodies we put into our meals.Continue reading
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