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November 2, 2021
Building A Strong Bond Between You And Your Dog

There is so much excitement around selecting a new dog and then welcoming your new companion into your home. That excitement is palpable - very much so when it comes to your sensitive dog. The more you can do to remain calm and establish a strong bond, the easier the transition will be and the […]

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September 30, 2021
What Size Dog Is The Best Fit For Your Family?

Dog size does matter, but it might not matter as much as you think. For example, Great Danes are one of the largest dog breeds out there, but they make surprisingly good apartment dogs because of their mellow temperament and aversion to long-distance running. On the flip side, a high-energy Cairn Terriers may look ideal […]

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August 31, 2021
What To Expect When You’re Expecting: A New Dog Or Puppy

Bringing a new dog or puppy into your home or apartment is an exciting time. However, it also requires planning and preparation to ensure the transition is smooth for everyone. The more prepared future dog companions are, the most positive the experience will be. 5 Steps To Being Ready For Your New Dog Or Puppy  […]

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July 28, 2021
Why Do Dogs Bark?

Dogs are like humans, meaning they communicate using their bodies and their “voices.” When barking is their preferred way to communicate, it can be equally entertaining and downright aggravating - depending on the situation.  I have great news for you if you have an excessive barker and want to find a way to stop the […]

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June 23, 2021
How To Approach A Dog You Don’t Know

What is your approach to a dog you don’t know? Do you walk up confidently, sticking out your hand “to be sniffed?” Do you connect with the owner first? Do you ignore the dog until the dog expresses calm, confident interest in you? These are some of the most common approaches I see people use […]

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May 28, 2021
Bell Training: How To Potty Train Dogs Using A Bell

Potty training is an essential training step for any puppy or new dog who moves into your home. There are many different methods, but potty training using bells is one of our favorites.   Teaching your dog to ring a bell (using his/her nose or paw) is far superior to hearing the dog bark or whine. […]

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April 29, 2021
5 Fun Agility Training Exercises For Your Dog

Agility Training Benefits Dogs And Humans The AKC (American Kennel Club) defines agility training as:  ...a sport where you direct your dog through a pre-set obstacle course within a certain time limit. Courses typically have between 14-20 obstacles, which can include tunnels, weave poles, tire jumps, seesaws, and pause tables where the dog must stop for a […]

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April 22, 2021
10 Tips To Make Potty Training A Dog In An Apartment Easier

Potty training a new dog is a top priority for any pet owners welcoming a new canine companion into their lives. However, apartment dwellers have an added impetus to make the process as efficient as possible since there isn’t always a backyard space to use as the dog’s “holding tank” when you’re not home.  It’s […]

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