Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 31

My Dog Is Digging Up My Yard – How Do I Stop It?

Digging Dog

How many times have you opened your door to let your dog in and find him in the middle of digging a bunch of holes in your yard, flower bed, or vegetable garden?  This can be an extremely aggravating behavior. The key to preventing digging is to learn why your dog is digging.  Digging is …

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Mar 04

Teaching Our Children Basic Dog Safety

Dogs are typically peaceful creatures, unless they are taught otherwise. Most dogs don’t bite unless put in a situation that leaves them no other choice.  According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), the rate of dog bite injuries is highest in children between the ages of 5 and 9 and is higher in boys …

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Mar 01

Retractable Leashes – Good or Bad?

Are retractable dog leashes good or bad?  The answer really depends on who you talk to.  I have talked to a lot of people that just love them because it gives their dog more freedom on walks.  Most dog trainers don’t like them because of safety concerns.  I am a trainer and I not only …

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