Begin preparing your dog for the new arrival as soon as you can. The more time you spend training your dog, the easier it will be for your dog to adjust. Months in advance work on your dogs general behaviour is to a good standard. Teach him not to jump up, not pull on lead and come when called make sure your dog is healthy and up to date with worming and flea treatments allow alone time for your dog to get him used to sometimes being left alone if you don’t want your dog in the nursery, start practising…

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Crate training is a great way to keep your house and new puppy safe in it’s home. It is also an essential tool for house training and building up bladder control. It takes puppies and dogs a little while to get used to crate training but using a boredom buster toys and treats help ease the process. Introducing the Crate Think of the crate as a studio apartment for your puppy. A studio apartment can be the worst place in the world if you have nothing to do in it. However, the same space filled with a flat screen tv,…

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Providing you have the necessary permissions from your building and landlord having a dog in the city can be one of the most pleasurable experiences of urban living. SIZE One thing you need to take into consideration when choosing a city dog is the size of your dog versus the size of the space they will be living in. If you live in a studio apartment a Newfoundland may not be the best choice. However, not all breeds are built the same way and we cannot always assume that big dogs need more exercise. for example even though Greyhounds and…

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Today I received my first piece of hate mail from a stranger that stumbled upon City Dog Expert online. It was a little bit of a shock to the system as normally the emails I receive are from people that like the website. Bubble burst. The hate mail was along the lines of “keeping a dog in a small space in the city is cruel and I should be ashamed of myself, thrown in jail for animal cruelty, etc, etc”. Comments I have heard people say in real life but never believed myself. “We don’t have space for a dog”…

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Sadly it’s that time of year again- Flea time. Fleas are quite possibly the most annoying pet parasite and make a pet owners life a misery. Here are a few tips on how to spot fleas on your dog and how to get rid of them. Thankfully in most areas, fleas only appear in the warmer months but we know in some areas these little blood suckers are a year round problem. How to Spot Fleas If your dog has started to itch more than normal, it’s “armpits” are warm and red, and your pet is experiencing balding in certain…

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