Many dog lovers' initial response when seeing a dog walking towards them is to say hello while bending over and petting their new friend. This innate human behavior can send many dogs running for cover or even put them on the defense. Children tend to move more quickly, make higher pitched noises and touch dogs more obtrusively than grown-up hum...Read More
Obedience school isn’t just for your pet. Your pet has to learn the basic behaviors and you need to learn how to command these behaviors. It might be hard work at first, but the bond between you and your pet will be much stronger if you can eliminate the bad behaviors and establish yourself as the pack lea...Read More
I always knew my Alpha was an odd one. and a hyper one. When six months past by, I was hesitant to neuter him because well, I wouldn't want to be neutered if I was a puppy. But he was getting more and more hyper and aggressive. Being a little too playful and scaring my friends. I went to see the vet and she told me that it would keep the dog pop...Read More
Many homes have doggy doors that make it easier for pets and owners to let their dog out to relieve themself. Doggy doors are convenient for pet owners who are away at work for hours at a time or for those that are not able to jump up and let their pet out when they need to go.
Doggy doors have their built in problems, ...Read More
My dog Boss is spoiled. I think he is the cutest and sweetest thing ever and he knows it! All he has to do is look at me with those big sad eyes and I’ll give in to whatever he wants.
When we would go on walks, he got so excited that he would choke himself because he was pulling so ...Read More
It is safe to say that I am in a pet friendly area. The local businesses catering to homemade dog-treats and holistic health, not to mention the sheer number of groomers within a 3 mile radius, or even the makeup store that has a doggy bowl filled with water for the pups that go shopping with their moms, can attest to that fact. Which brings me ...Read More
I know this is long, but bear with me, I have good tips at the end! :)
My husband and I had been looking for a dog. It had to be less than 35lbs, because the apartments we were living in at the time had a weight limit, it had to get along with our indoor only tabby cat, and I wanted to be able to show at AKC events, especially obedience and m...Read More
Animals communicate with each other and with humans by sending pictures, body movements and reading energy. The old saying “An animal can sense fear a mile away.” is true. Well maybe not a mile away but a dog sure can tell if the dog entering the Dog Park is going to be one he will not like - or not. It is their instinct for survival ...Read More
The way I see it, you either have an outdoor cat, or you don't. If you live in a quiet area with a decent sized yard, maybe you will feel comfortable letting him or her explore the great outdoors. Cats have a great sense of direction, and will keep the yard as their home base.
Cats are, of course, also very curious, and will n...Read More
When Training is Not Enough......Animal Communication Can Help
There are many excellent animal trainers and handlers and always excellent animals. When this mix works, it works well. Sometimes the mix does not work as well. The animal does not seem to perform as trained. The people become frustrated. Everyone wants to throw their hands up i...Read More
In this economy, everyone is looking for ways to save money. If you are in need of training for your dog, is it worth it to pay to hire a professional trainer or can you tackle the training on your own?
There are many resources out there that can help you with tips for training your dog. Some website that offer training advice ...Read More
The summertime can be a carefree time of year. You might lounge around more and eat more ice cream too. It’s easy to get back into bad habits, and it’s quite possible your pet learned some bad behavior too. If you have been feeding your pet table scraps and letting him/her beg and jump on people in the name of summer, it’s time...Read More
When I sit, I stay , I heel!
What do you do for me... right you feed me you take me to the vet so tey can poke me. or if that doctor dude decides he /she sees a spec on me, You make me take meds. Oh but when it comes to you, you can decide if you want to take those meds.
Well I enjoy my treats when i don't have to reach and prefer some...Read More
Most cats of the indoor/outdoor variety don't stray too far from home, and most have a great sense of direction. My cat Charlie, in his younger days before he became an indoor-only guy, would sometimes sneak down the (short) road to the boatyard at the end of our street in rural Rhode Island to check out the action there, or would also lov...Read More
Ok, so the title was a little bit 'L' heavy. My apologies.
I was walking my way to work this afternoon, when I saw a woman pushing her bike down the side. Then I noticed her extremely small dog following very closely behind her...sans leash.
Oddly, this isn't a 'new' trend either. I see this at least a couple of times a week.
Personally, I wo...Read More
I am a faithful listener of the Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite Radio. On today's show, Howard's wife Beth came on to talk about a new dog book she is writing called OH MY DOG. From what I understand, the book is mostly about dog training techniques and she is doing a great deal of research on the subject.
Beth Ostrosky Stern is a...Read More
How many times have you been to the dog park and there is a "bully" that is terrorizing all the dogs. I have a dog who is aggressive around other dogs so I know better than to bring him to the dog park. It would be nice if everyone followed dog park etiquette. I found some guidelines that you should follow when visiting a dog park.
Today my corgi Einstein had “mock graduation” from the Intermediate dog training class at Petsmart. Mock graduation means that whatever behaviors the dogs didn’t perform today, we get to practice, come back next week and try it again.
Here are the behaviors we have to pass to get the certificate of completion for Inter...Read More
My 6-month old Corgi puppy is about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. And he gets a little more run of the house than my trainer recommends. He pops in and out of the doggy door whenever he pleases, so I don’t always see what he’s doing in the backyard. Most of the time when I check on him, he’s innocentl...Read More