crate training your dog

Crate Train Your DOG the Easy Way

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One of the VERY most important things you will ever do for your dog or puppy is crate training.  It is a benefit to puppies for house breaking but will be an immense help later in life if you travel or ever have to take your dog to the vet.  Crate training teaches your dog to be comfortable and feel …

Off Leash Dogs

Off Leash Dogs

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When it comes to speaking my mind, I’m not one to hold back, and when it comes to speaking out about irresponsible dog owners, I usually can’t hold my tongue. So, today was no exception. It seems that I am always confronted on the topic of off leash dogs. Since I teach canine behavior at and for animal shelters, and …

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KC Canine – My Favorite Treat!

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As many of you know, I don’t work for any company and get no compensation, so when I tell you I like a product, I really like it. KC Canine is one of those companies, their treats are first rate, USA made and they come in a variety of novel proteins including elk, venison, bison and more.  If you’re treat …

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 …