We are always told “prepare for emergencies.” The problem is the nature of an emergency is they are unpredictable and the situations are usually not something we expect. All we can do is do our best to prepare so when it happens we at least have a head start.The type of emergencies I talk about […]
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A fenced-in backyard is considered a very valuable resource for a dog owner. It makes owning, potty training and exercising your dog SO much easier. Or does it?With anything that makes our lives easier there is always a downside. I know this, because I share this struggle with you.In this episode I talk about a […]
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So often, we get stuck in the idea that our dogs need to eat out of a bowl. BORING!! Our dogs are programmed to work for their food so let’s use that in our favor. We already feed our dogs so let’s make it an event! Our dogs have a blast AND it also help […]
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We know that finding the right dog food for our dog is important. It can also be overwhelming. Most of us want to be able to walk into a pet store, pick up a bag and make the right decision.
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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin The best way to stop your dog from jumping up on people is not to allow him from to do it from day one. The best way
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Welcome to Part Two of the two-part series on helping you find the right dog care for you. In part one (Episode #14) I talked all about facilities. In this episode I talk about Pet Sitters.Who will take care of
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Welcome to Part One in two-part series on helping you find the right dog care for you.Who will take care of your dog when you can’t is a very common concern for most dog owners. With good reason. There is
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Both Dog Parks and Dog Daycares are a place for your dog to get exhausted while playing with their friends. Beyond that, you and your dog’s experience are quite different. Where dog parks are free, daycares cost money. You
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You don’t have to be a dog person to know about basic obedience. It’s usually the first thing you think of when someone says “training a dog”. It is popular for very good reasons. I could list a hundred
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If you don’t already have a retractable leash you have most likely thought about buying one. I have one, I admit it, but now it is collecting dust at the bottom of the dog’s supply bin. Whenever I talk to
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Potty training is a rite of passage for all puppy owners. It’s a time consuming, energy draining, and often a frustrating, overwhelming process. It’s definitely not the pretty part of owning a new puppy but it’s the one training
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Indoor pads (or wee-wee pads) have a purpose but house training should not be one of them. Indoor pads are one of those products that seem like a good idea and great tool to make house training easier but in
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When your dog jumps on you, your family and your friends it can quickly turn into an annoying habit. Luckily there are a few things we can do to prevent or correct this behavior. Most of the time our dog
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I had a lot of fun recording our first Q&A episode! You asked some great questions that have influenced the topics of many episodes and now I want to answer some specific questions. In this episode, I answer three great
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What do we do when our dog steals our stuff? We all know the scene: it’s gotten a little too quiet so you go searching for the little fuzzball that was just at your feet. You turn the corner and
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When we think of crate training, we usually think of house training our dog. It is true that these two things go hand and hand. Using a crate is the best and most efficient way to potty train our dogs.
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Your recall command is any word you use to tell your dog to come to you. The most common being “come.” I’ve also heard “front” and “here” used. The recall is arguably one the most important commands for your dog
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Leaving food out for you dog all the time is convenient and seems harmless on the surface, but there are many downsides to free feeding. I talk about how free feeding can affect your dog’s behavior, health, potty training and
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Once you have decided that you are ready for a dog (if you haven’t check out episode 1) it’s time to figure out which dog is right for you. During this episode, I talk about 10 different traits to think
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Want a new dog? Not sure if you are ready? Getting a new dog is a big decision and a long term commitment. Getting a dog isn’t something you can decide overnight, so we are here to help you figure
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