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Want To Teach Your Dog To “Fetch?” Try This!

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Not all dogs are natural retrievers. Some want you to throw a toy so they can chase and get it but don’t understand the concept of bringing it back to you for another toss. Old training methods used to advocate for a forced retrieve. This entailed a negative reinforcement technique if the dog did not [...]

It’s Spring! 5 Tips for Dog Owners

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Spring has arrived! If you’re like me you’re loving the sunnier days but also sneezing your brains out. Now is the time to clean that overcrowded garage, get the gardening tools out, and make more time for playing outside with your dog. 5 Tips for Spring Schedule a vet check – With longer days, more [...]

Why Do Dogs Circle Before Lying Down?

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Have you ever watched your dog walk and turn in circles before settling in for a nap? Do you know why dogs do that? There’s a few theories but it seems to be it’s an instinct that has descended with dogs from their wild ancestors. Some experts believe circling before lying down is a leftover [...]

Why Do Dogs Chew Grass?

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Dogs are often seen chewing grass in the spring. Many animal behaviorist and vets believe this is not a cause for concern. But why do dogs chew grass? Well, dogs are omnivores and their ancestors were known to eat every bit of prey that was caught, including the stomach contents of a plant eating animal. [...]

Submissive Urination: How to Curb It

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When a dog submissively urinates, it is because their instinct is telling them someone or something that is superior to them is intimidating them. It’s an unconscious response that they cannot control. Try to not mistake as a housebreaking issue, it isn’t. It’s a reaction to something as simple as someone standing over the dog, [...]

Territorial Urination and How to Curb It

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Dogs are territorial and like to protect, establish, and mark what is theirs. Territorial marking is different than just peeing. While it can be a big puddle, sometimes it’s nothing more than a few drops around the house. It’s not spiteful though, it’s a sign of insecurity. If a dog senses that the area is [...]

Quincy, the newspaper delivering dog

Quincy is a golden retriever who lives in Boulder, Co. For the last 11 years he has delivered newspapers to the front door of his neighbor’s homes. His owner, Paul, trained him to do this and it has become their morning job. Quincy works the paper route as they go for their walk. He picks [...]

Dog Etiquette: 7 Tips for a good canine citizen

Do you notice that your dog goes nuts when meeting a new person? Does your dog jump up and knock friends over? There are some basic commands your dog should know to not be considered the “Dennis the Menace” of your neighborhood. If you bring your dog to daycare, the dog park, or hang out [...]

Your dog might like reggae

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We’ve all heard that if a dog has anxiety or may be left alone a long time, leaving the radio on a classical music station helps. The music can drown out the noises of trucks or other sounds from outside and the rhythm of a song can calm your dog. A new study conducted by [...]

February is National Pet Dental Month: Keep those fangs shiny!

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February is National Pet Dental Month. The American Veterinarians Medical Association is working in conjunction with several clinics and companies around the country to educate and promote dental health to pet owners. It is estimated that about 1 in 10 pet owners make sure their pet’s teeth are cared for and brush them on a [...]

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