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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 follow […]

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe at Christmas

Your tree is up, but the presents need wrapping.There are Christmas plays for the kids to attend and all the preparations for Holiday guests. With everything going on at Christmas, it is easy to forget about your dog’s safety. So how do you keep you dog safe at Christmas? HERE ARE SOME TIPS to keep […]

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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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What is Clicker Training?

Today I want to Introduce you to Clicker Training. Clicker Training is simple, it is training with a reward marker. The Clicker is this little box, when you press it…the sound is distinct.  It is a sound that your dog doesn’t hear readily in nature. What this sound will eventually mean to the dog is […]

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Tips to Help Your Dog during Back to School

Back to school is upon us as summer comes to a close. We spend much time preparing our children (and ourselves), yet this transition also affects our pets. The freedom and attention received during summer vacation abruptly ends at the first day of school. Without warning, schedules shift and playmates of summer suddenly have new […]

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Tips for Moving with Your Dog

Whether you are moving a long distance or just around the block, moving is almost always a chaotic venture. Boxes everywhere, so many things to plan and take care of on both ends, clutter and moving trucks. I have a lot of experience in this area being a part of a military family. Having no […]

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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 sojourners […]

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Calming Your Dog During Fireworks Season

Fear of fireworks is a fairly common phobia for dogs. The noise, smell of sulfur and flashing lights can be quite upsetting. Fortunately there are several things you can do to keep your pet safe and cared for during the celebration. Prepare your House Shut all the doors and windows and draw curtains to block […]

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