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Taking Care: Dog & Parent Relationship

Dogs are known as “man’s best friend” for a reason. They are loyal, loving and make fantastic companions. That is why building a strong bond with your dog is crucial to fostering a healthy relationship that is beneficial for you and your pet.   Why Building a Bond with Your Dog is Essential: 1. Trust:…

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Doodle Dog

Taking Care: Doodle Coat

A deeper dive into “Caring for Your Pet’s Coat,” our article from August of last year. Doodles, a cross between poodles and other breeds such as Labradors, Golden Retrievers, or Bernese Mountain dogs, have quickly become a popular family pet. They have a reputation for being affectionate, intelligent, and hypoallergenic. One thing to keep in…

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Short-nosed dog

Taking Care: Short-Nosed Breed

Brachycephalic breeds (short-nosed breeds of dogs, such as Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and Shih Tzus) have become increasingly popular in recent years for their adorable faces and affectionate personalities. However, while these breeds can make great companions, they come with unique medical needs requiring special care. One of these breeds’ biggest issues is their shortened…

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Talking to Your Dog

Most dog owners will agree that their dogs understand familiar words. Say, “Sit,” and your dog will collapse upon their haunches. Say, “Let’s go for a walk,” and they’ll run to the door and grab their leash. Say, “It’s time to eat,” and they’ll head for the food bowl. It appears that they understand the words sit, walk, and eat, leading…

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Positive Reinforcement Training

In our June article, we introduced the topic of Positive Reinforcement in training dogs. In recognition of Train Your Dog Month, we thought we would discuss its benefits and techniques a bit further. What is Positive Reinforcement (PR) training? PR is the introduction of a pleasant stimulus after the desired action. PR training uses rewards…

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Infectious Disease Transmission

Infectious Disease Transmission

There has been news recently about an increase in respiratory infections in dogs in our area. This article can help pet owners understand the dynamics at work with disease transmission and vaccination protection, and also how to evaluate the risks and rewards of a social environment where their dog will be exposed to other dogs. Just…

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Ready Your Dog for House Guests

Ready Your Dog for House Guests

While some dogs can’t wait to make new friends, others can be overwhelmed meeting too many people at once. Here are some helpful tips on ways to manage dog and house guest interactions. Greetings Staggering guests’ entrances so they don’t all arrive at once can be an effective way of managing interactions. If you have…

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Fall Safety Tips

Fall Safety Tips

Here are some tips for the changing of the seasons to ensure your pets stay happy, healthy, and safe! 1. Avoid mushrooms and molds. Mushrooms and molds can be dangerous for pets. Prevent them from eating them while roaming on walks or hikes or playing in your yard. If your dog eats a mushroom or mold, try…

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Tools to Manage Dog Incontinence

Tools to Manage Dog Incontinence

While training plays a big part in ensuring dogs do their business where you want them to, there are a number of health and age-related reasons why dogs have accidents. Your dog’s loss of bladder control can be extremely frustrating and worrisome for a pet owner but putting a plan together to address can often…

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