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New Puppy Tips for the New Year

The family and friends have left, the fridge is back to normal capacity, the kids are back in school and the new puppy has been named, what now? Time to start the puppy off on the right paw.   Expectations Start off by teaching your puppy the rules of the house you want her to […]

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe During the Holidays

I love Christmas!! Every year my home is ‘over the top’ decorated for the Holidays!! The big QUESTION is:  Is my house safe for my dogs?   Dogs are fascinated by the smells and textures of all the new things that are now appearing all over the house.  This is normal curiosity.   Here are […]

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8 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Dangerous For Your Dog!

It’s Thanksgiving! Time for family, fun and lots of food! It can also be dangerous time for your dog if he eats foods that are harmful to him.   Here are 8 holiday staples that are actually dangerous for your dog to consume.   8. TURKEY SKIN Turkey is a given at almost every Thanksgiving feast […]

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TOOLS to Keep Doggie COOL this Summer!!

It’s Summer and it is HOT! I have written about Tips to Keep your Doggie Cool! and Tips to Keep your Doggie Safe from heat exhaustion. Now let’s look at some TOOLS you can purchase to make your dog’s Summer a little more bearable.   COOLING Cots or Loungers There are cooling loungers that you […]

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe this Summer

It’s Summer and Texas Summers are HOT! Not only for us, but man’s best friend as well! Keeping your dog cool is serious business because overheating can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. Dogs, in general, are intolerant of too much heat. Heatstroke normally happens when a dog loses his innate ability to regulate his body temperature. […]

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Should I use a Flexible Leash?

Flexi leashes or retractable leashes are a hotly debated topic and I can certainly see their appeal … if it was a perfect world.  These leashes were designed with good intentions to allow your dog a little more movement and less restrictions while walking.   Seeing dogs trotting ahead, eagerly sniffing the ground for past […]

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Tips to Stop Your Dog From Chewing Things! (Part 2)

  As I said in Part 1, a question I am often asked by my clients is “How do I stop my dog from chewing on things?” It is a problem lots of dogs have, but again you have to realize that Chewing is a normal behavior for them. I talked about ‘why’ dogs chew […]

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Tips to Stop Your Dog from Chewing Things! (Part 1)

A question I am often asked by my clients is “How do I stop my dog from chewing on things?” It is a problem lots of dogs have, but you have to keep in mind that Chewing is a normal behavior for them.   For a lot of dogs chewing is like therapy or a […]

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Why Dogs are Great for Your Kids!

Having Dogs around children is beneficial in so many ways Building stronger family bonds, raising healthier babies, teaching children to take responsibility, increasing social skills and having a better understanding  of care giving are just a few examples. I have been to several homes where the children as well as the parents are learning about […]

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HEALTHY Treats for Your Dog

I don’t know about you, but the more I read ingredients in my dog treats the more I worry. What is all that stuff we can’t pronounce? Sure, some are vitamins and minerals that should be in our dog’s treats. But isn’t it much better to get all of those nutrients from the original source? […]

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