So we had a client with the cutest puppy ever who had been told by their dog “trainer” to remove all squeaky toys as they encourage biting. Let’s do a little myth busting here. Thank you internet. I have read online that squeaky toys can cause anything from aggression, to resource guarding and predatory instincts in dogs (hell, I am sure someone somewhere has blamed squeaky toys for rising oil prices!!). I’ve yet to see any of those behaviors with my dogs, but squeaky toys certainly create extremely high levels of excitement(after all, that is what they are designed to…

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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 was a constant strain on our relationship. His separation anxiety. His anxiety levels have at times been so bad that we were nearly evicted from our NYC apartment, he nearly bankrupted me in dog daycare fees, and I was unable…

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This is probably the question we get asked the most, and has the most complex set of answers. Is it possible to have a dog yet still work full time? Theoretically, yes of course it is. However, careful consideration needs to be made to make sure you pick the right dog and your funds allow. Every dog we have had is different. Riley my retriever would happily be left home alone with a few food stuffed Kongs and the tv and would spend the entire day sleeping and eating. The times I did organize a dog walker for him, he…

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We get a lot of people who ask what our daily routine is like so we thought we would write it down for you. Every day is slightly different but this is the general breakdown   9.30 am Up and ready to shine. We aren’t early risers in this house so when the sun comes up, we reach for the eye mask and go back to sleep. Sometimes it is really nice having lazy dogs.   10am Breakfast. The pups have a very big breakfast every morning. We try and vary the proteins so what the dogs eat varies from…

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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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