INFORMATION TO HELP OWNERS CONTROL THEIR DOG’S FEARS 1. When dogs are afraid, they will often react by coming on strong in order to frighten everyone and/or everything away. 2. In order to help your dog’s confidence, you yourself must feel confident. Please do not talk to your dog as though they’re a child. Instead, help build your dog’s confidence by assuming your role as a strong and assertive leader. 3. You must teach your dog which behaviours are acceptable and which beha
Summer can be a terrific time for both dogs and their owners. However, summer also brings unique risks to your dog's health that you should keep in mind. Some Summer Dangers can include: 1. Heat stroke Heat stroke occurs when your dog’s body temperature rises. It is most common when dogs are left in cars for too long, or when they are exercised in the heat. Never leave your dog in a car on a hot day and always remember that your windows should be at least halfway down. 2. Su
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Off leash parks can be a wonderful place to take your dog to in order to burn up energy, as long as the area is well controlled by professionals who will restrict the admittance to well behaved dogs. Sadly, not all who attend such environments are considerate as to the ability of their dog/s to partake in a safe manner, thus placing all other dogs at risk. It must be noted, that one or two bad encounters for a good dog can become a lifelong problem for the dog and it's owner.
Many people avoid taking their dogs out for a walk because they have trouble trying to keep their dog under control. Whether the dogs pulling, barking, lunging, or other problems. Don’t worry though, there is hope! Here are some helpful tips on dog walking. 1. Always be aware of Energy/State of Mind & Body Language: Always try to Communicate to your dog that “I am the Pack Leader”. Keep your head up and shoulders back. Always be thinking positive thoughts
A recent article that was in the Toronto Star shows that the city of Toronto is cracking down on dog owners who don’t put their dog’s on leashes… “TORONTO - Dog owners who like to let their dogs run off leash outside of designated areas better beware of bylaw officers. The city announced Thursday it is launching a bylaw blitz to encourage residents to keep their dogs on a leash unless they are using one of the city’s 57 leash-free parks. This summer crackdown —
Why Dog Dogs eat grass and then promptly vomit? The Truth is that we are not 100% sure as to why, because different dogs appear to eat grass for different reasons. One though is that some dogs may find grass to be tasty. In some cases it could be they are filling a nutritional need that their normal food does not. In other cases when some dogs were switched to a higher fiber diet, the grass eating appears to have stopped or diminished. In other instances it is thought that th
The Hot and Sticky Summer months are unfortunately over. Now The dogs can enjoy a bit of the cooler weather with the Fall season here. As with any change of season, your pet is coming in contact with new experiences and exposures both around the house and outdoors that perhaps weren’t present in the previous season. To protect your pet this fall, here are some common hazards that you and your family should be aware of.… School supplies Now that the kids a