Tag: training

Exercising Etiquette at the Dog Park

By Caroline Squires >>> It seems as though dog owners are on the fence about going to the dog park. For those who venture out to the canine corral, it’s a way to drain their dog’s energy and to keep their dog social with other dogs. However, even with the best intentions, dog owners can […] Read more

Raise the Woof: Guide Dogs of America Puppy Raisers

By Martha Michael >>> There are dog lovers who, literally, work around the clock to raise puppies to be positive role models. No matter where they go, these pups go with them, and they are always training, shaping the little canines to grow up to become extremely responsible. They are Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. Finding […] Read more

Potty Training 101

By Carolyn Squires >>> Whether you have a puppy or dog that needs to be potty trained right now or you are getting ready to take on potty training in the future, Potty Training 101 is here to help you! Every puppy presents different challenges, but there are common instincts that will facilitate the house […] Read more

OCD: Obsessive Canine Disorders

By Caroline Squires >>> Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, in humans is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). It’s also possible to have only obsessions or only compulsions and still have OCD. But the question is, can dogs have OCD? The answer: Not really, but they do […] Read more

Bites and Lawsuits – How to Avoid Them

By Bridget Alves >>> When a dog feels threatened, odds are it’s going to bite someone (or at least attempt to). It’s in their bones, in their genes, it’s what they do. It’s why you can find signs for sale at the hardware store that state, in bold letters: “BEWARE OF DOG;” and it’s why […] Read more

Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

By Caroline Squires >>> Bringing home a new baby to a household with an existing dog (or dogs) should be done with great care to help your pet cope with this big change. It’s not unlike how parents help children understand that a new brother or sister will be joining the family. Your dog was […] Read more