Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 23

Teaching Recall – Does Your Dog Come When Called?

Does your dog get excited when you say “Let’s go for a walk” or “Let’s go for a ride” but doesn’t come running when you call him?  You are not alone! Many of my students experience the same thing.  Reward is the key.  When you ask your dog if he wants to go for a …

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Feb 21

I Love My Crate – Five Steps To Crate Training!

I have been asked many times if dogs should be crate trained.  My answer has always been yes, if it is done correctly.  I say this because crate training done in the right way can be a great experience for your dog. When done wrong, it can be a very scary experience. There are many …

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Feb 17

Dog Toys – Does Size Really Matter?

With the large number of dog toys available online and in pet stores, it’s difficult to know which one is right for your dog.  Dog toys don’t need to be “cute” or colorful, although it brings us satisfaction.  When I shop for toys for my dogs, I look for something interactive, fun, durable and safe.  …

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Feb 13

Canine Obesity – What Can We Do About It?

Many dogs will have to deal with health and physical limitations in their lifetime. Some develop as your dog ages and some are genetically passed on. Obesity is one health condition that can affect all dogs just as it does in humans. Obesity has a negative effect on the health of your dog and can …

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Feb 11

Ways To Provide Enrichment For Your Dog

Most pet owners don’t think about enrichment for their dogs.  There is a large variety of interactive toys available in several different shapes and sizes. They can be anything from puzzles to teat dispensing toys that can provide hours of entertainment for your dog.Puzzle toys are designed to hide treats or food inside.  These toys actually help exercise your dogs brain as he …

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