Crate Rest For An Injured Dog

Crate rest is super important for dogs recovering from injury or illness. Keeping them happy while in the crate is another thing altogether Houdini recently hurt his knee and has been on very strict crate rest for the past few months. What this means is he isn’t allowed to go on walks, play in the apartment or do anything much…

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50% of my dogs are broken

It’s been a long weekend. Half of the dogs are broken. Houdini is still suffering from his knee injury and has been referred to an osteopath, and Finn (name still unsure), has cracked his paw pads and limping. We ended up going to the emergency vet yesterday as he was not putting any weight on his foot at all. Similar…

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The Importance of Socializing Your Puppy

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…

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Coping with Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Houdini, (my shihtzu mix) is the most loyal, loving dog I have had the pleasure of owning. He would walk through fire for me. That kind of loyalty is not often seen in a dog, and I thank him for it every day. Houdini has one issue, that puts a rather large, dark cloud over our heads, and for years…

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Introducing a New Baby

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…

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