Brilliant K9 Dog Harness

Brilliant K9 Dog Vest – Harness

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I see many dogs wearing vests and harnesses for one reason or another.  I don’t normally recommend harnesses for dogs who pull, but there are several other reasons that dogs should wear them including for dogs who have cervical issues and older dogs.  When asked what brand I recommend I only say Brilliant K9.  They are a top shelf company that hand …

Drives of Dogs

Drives of Dogs

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Drives of Dogs Drives are the unconscious, biological impulses that carry out important vital functions. They display in a physical manifestation of the dog’s personality and energy. How a dog sees and reacts to things, such as food, physical presence of other people or dogs, things that move, etc. all fall under the “drive” category. Although often inherent, these drives …

Happy Turkey Day – literally

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So, since it is Thanksgiving, we all celebrate with turkey. And I am joining in. After more than 13 years of not having eaten turkey (or pork, beef, chicken, etc) this year I got a turkey. I saw a friends post on facebook that she was raising turkeys for sale for Thanksgiving and I couldn’t resist. The turkeys were all …

Science Based Dog Training

Science Based Dog Training – and the inherent flaws

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Every time I hear someone talking about the “science based dog training” I get a little perplexed. What these people really are saying is “positive only dog training,” since that is what they call their science. And, before I delve into that aspect, I’d like to draw a correlation between something from my past. I studied and taught traditional martial arts …

How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth

Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

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I will do a short series of videos on grooming your dog including teeth brushing, toenail trimming, ear cleaning and brushing.   This post focuses on what I consider one of the most overlooked aspects of dog grooming, brushing your dog’s teeth. Dog suffer from tooth and gum disorders more than humans because of two factors, Their diet The lack …

Choosing a Collar for Your Dog

Choosing a Collar for Your Dog

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The fist and probably most important decision you have to consider when getting a dog is “What Collar Will I Use?” With so much information out there, it can be a daunting task. People will give you so much confusing information and you could make a bad choice.   To start with, I avoid using contraptions that are not collars …

piddling is not peeing

Piddling is not Peeing

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Piddlers are dogs that leak a small (sometimes a large amount) when excited. This behavior should not be mistaken with dogs that mark intentionally or are peeing. There are generally two reasons why dogs piddle, one is due to a physical condition such as bladder problems, but more commonly the issue is behavioral. It is often seen in highly excitable …