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Tips to Protect your Dog Food Investment

Quality dog food is expensive. Why do we buy it? Because we want to feed our dog quality food that will keep him healthy and happy. That being said, doesn’t it make sense to protect and store his food correctly to get the optimum nutritional value we spent so much to get? Most people don’t […]

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Why We LOVE our Dogs So Much

Since it is Valentine’s Day today, I thought I’d write about “Why We LOVE our Dogs So Much”. I realize that this answer may vary from person to person, but in my dog training experience I have seen examples of enormous love from all ages, economic levels, and people in all stages of life. I […]

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Simple Tips to Help Your Dog Lose Those Holiday Pounds!

We all love our dogs and often indulge them in extra treats, snacks and even food from the dinner table. Unfortunately, we have to be careful what we give our dogs to make sure they maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight. Today, dogs are fatter than ever. It’s now estimated that 45% of all U.S. […]

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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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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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