Puppy Prices When a puppy comes to us for the first few times to be groomed, we take lots of extra time and pay lots of extra attention to them. This is because the puppies are often frightened by the sounds and smells of the other dogs and don’t know what we are doing to […]

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These four golden rules should be followed during training 1. Working sessions must be kept SHORT Each training session must amount to what is a fun game for your dog to be played in your company. If the dog becomes exhausted, his motivation can decrease and he can be less willing to cooperate with what […]

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If you’re anticipating the arrival of a dog, be sure to put teaching the name response on top of your list. And if you’re frustrated that your current dog doesn’t appear to know who she is, don’t fret; it’s never too late to teach this very important behavior. It’s likely that a dog just learns […]

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Have you ever had the misfortune of walking into your house to find overturned furniture, inches-deep claw gouges on door frames, blood-stained tooth marks on window sills, and countless messages on your answering machine from neighbors complaining about your dog barking and howling for hours on end in your absence? If so, you’re probably familiar […]

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Most holistic veterinary practitioners recommend switching any itchy dog to a complete and balanced home-prepared diet containing real foods.This will decrease the dog’s exposure to unnecessary or complex chemicals and give his body the opportunity to utilize the higher-quality nutrients present in fresh foods. Whether the diet is cooked or raw, the increased nutrient quality […]

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The primary function of the dog’s hair is as a protective and insulating coating. But if the eyes are the gateway or the window to the soul, the skin and hair are both gateway and window to the embodiment of an animals inner health and well-being. Shiny hair, that is, a hair coat that exudes […]

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Plants provide vital natural sources of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements that many of today’s commercial diets just don’t provide, what with poor-quality and over-processed ingredients. And in our increasingly urbanized environment, many dogs don’t have the opportunity to forage and ingest healing plants they instinctively seek out when feeling distressed. From herbal treatments, animals […]

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The game of Tug has an undeserved bad rap in some training circles, while others, most notably the Agility world, have fully embraced it as  an excellent activity to create focus and high arousal. Those two  extremes aside, its a great game just because its fun, many dogs adore  it, it’s the perfect play activity […]

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Pet food manufacturers and the  veterinarians courted by their sales representatives have convinced most Americans that because commercial pet foods are designed in laboratories  by people with academic credentials and because their labels contain  long lists of nutrients and claims of being scientifically balanced and nutritionally complete, they are superior to anything an animal  might […]

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A roomful of dog trainers will  never agree on the best equipment for walking, training, or exercising a  dog. How do you decide which training equipment is right for you and  your dog? First, understand that you, alone, are responsible for  choosing appropriate, humane, effective training equipment for your dog   not  your trainer, spouse, your […]

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