As a Dog Trainer and Dog Behavior Expert, I am often surprised by the number of dog owners who don’t adequately socialize their puppies properly. I don’t think that breeders and vets stress the importance of socialization from a very early age. Sadly, lack of socialization can affect a dogs personality and behavior for the rest of their lives. There is no excuse to not be socializing your puppy from day one. If they are not fully vaccinated, you can take them out and about in a bag or stroller What is Socialization? Socialization is a broad term used to…

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Pets have the ability to make anyone happy, which is perhaps the reason why there are between 70-96 million cats and dogs in the homes of US residents. Having a pet can be particularly helpful for the elderly, and can keep them happy and healthy when they are living alone. At the same time, there are concerns when it comes to taking care of the pet, as older people with limited mobility and other health issues may find taking on the responsibilities of looking after a pet overwhelming. But this should not be a reason to deny them the happiness…

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Today is “Love Your Pet Day” and we celebrated by baking some special treats for the pups!!! It’s not often that the desire to bake hits me……it’s been a long time…..a very long time….. So in order to celebrate the love of dogs, I decided to try my hand at baking some healthy puppy cupcakes that we could use for training and also as healthy “just because” treats. This was frankly a lot easier than I ever thought it could be and not nearly as complicated as regular baking Ingredients: 2 cups shredded carrots 3 eggs 1/2 cup milk (we…

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I love having dogs in the city. I love city dogs so much, I dedicated this website to them. Having a dog in the city is sometimes HARD and is not for the faint hearted. However, most of the times we make sacrifices as city pet owners that are totally worth it for the pleasure (and honor) of owning a dog. Before you decide on getting a dog (especially a dog in the city), its important that you think long and hard about why you want a dog and also the pros and cons of having a dog in an…

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It’s super last minute as today is already Valentines Day and I forgot to buy the pups a special “I love you” pressie. They already gave me my pressie this morning when Jester had diarrhea all over the floor (Love you too Jess!!). It’s only fair I gift them something awesome in return Peanut Butter Energy Balls for Dogs There treats are soooooooooo easy to make and are cheap and healthy. The best thing about them is that you can eat them also. Perfect treat for both dog and owner. We also make these for long days out or hiking…

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