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Dog Socialization In The Time Of COVID-19

By Andrew Fraser | Jun 8, 2020

Social distancing for humans is a proven way to help to slow down and prevent the spread of any time of virus. In the current pandemic, people are required to maintain social distancing and stay-at-home or work from home requirements to help to limit the spread of COVID-19, but what about dog socialization? Even though…

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Tips For Transitioning Rescue Dogs During COVID-19

By Andrew Fraser | Jun 2, 2020

While there are few upsides to the pandemic, one potentially bright spot for many animal shelters and rescues was the outpouring of support from the community. In many cities and towns across the USA, people responded to calls for help from the shelters and facilities to find forever homes for their dogs in the event…

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Tips For Preventing Lyme Disease In Dogs

By Andrew Fraser | May 25, 2020

As populations of ticks become larger in most areas of the United States and have even moved into areas of Canada where they were not found even a few years ago, the number of cases of Lyme disease in dogs is also on the rise. There are some very practical and effective ways to help…

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Lost Dog – What To Do And Not Do

By Andrew Fraser | May 18, 2020

Having a lost dog is a terrible feeling. It is even more problematic if your dog gets out of your yard at home and simply seems to disappear from the area. Your first thought is often of accidents, injuries, or even theft, and this can make it difficult to calmly approach the problem and start…

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Larga Vida Al Perro: Celebrating International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

By Andrew Fraser | May 11, 2020

You may not know it, but May 14th is International Chihuahua Appreciation Day. The Chihuahua is an iconic breed and a dog that is linked to the people and culture of Mexico. It is the smallest recognized breed of dog, and it is named after the Chihuahua state in Mexico. Pint-sized and full of personality,…

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A Dog's Life After COVID-19: Tips For Reducing Pet Separation Anxiety When You Return To Work

By Andrew Fraser | May 6, 2020

Dogs with pet separation anxiety have genuine emotional and distress reactions when separated from their families. These distress reactions can include destructive behaviors such as digging, chewing, or soiling in the house, and they often include excessive barking or howling when the dog is alone. Dogs can also pace or bite, lick, or chew on…

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Celebrate Dogs With Special Abilities On May 3rd

By Andrew Fraser | Apr 27, 2020

One of the amazing things about dogs with special abilities is they can adjust to a wide range of different situations, including physical differences that may be present from birth or those that develop later in life. These special dogs can make excellent pets, and they find ways to overcome their physical differences in ways…

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First Aid Prevention Month For Dogs – Taking Care Of Minor Injuries

By Andrew Fraser | Apr 20, 2020

Dogs and kids seem to be almost attracted to doing things that end up with a variety of bumps, bruises, scratches, and other types of minor injuries. While it may be easy to turn to decorative band-aids and fun treatment options for your kids, it is often more challenging to know what first aid prevention…

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April Showers Bring May Flowers – But They Also Lead To Dirty Dogs!

By Andrew Fraser | Apr 13, 2020

Dogs, like people, are happy to see the warm, sunny days of spring arrive and have time to spend outside in their yard or going on longer walks throughout the community. While spring is a great time to head outdoors, the conditions often make keeping your dirty dogs safe, clean, and looking terrific more trouble…

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Spring Cleaning For Your Dog

By Andrew Fraser | Apr 6, 2020

Most people have some form of a spring cleaning event in their home, and it is designed to get rid of all the dust and debris that builds up over a winter of people and pets being stuck indoors.  While interior spring cleaning is a great way to make your house look, feel, and smell…

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Spring Training for Dogs

By Andrew Fraser | Mar 23, 2020

Dog spring training, what? Spring training is usually associated with professional baseball. It is a time of year for players to get back in shape and to review old skills and strategies, and maybe even learn something new.  However, dog spring training is not that much different. It is a time for owners to transition…

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The Luck Of The Irish Dogs

By Andrew Fraser | Mar 16, 2020

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, this is a great time to look at two very popular breeds of Irish dogs that originate in Ireland. There are actually several breeds of Irish dogs, including the massive Irish Wolfhound, the unique looking Irish Water Spaniel, the Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, and the Glen of Imaal…

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Myth Busters About Puppy Socialization

By Andrew Fraser | Mar 9, 2020

There are, unfortunately, a lot of myths and misunderstandings about training dogs, with a lot of these myths around puppy socialization as well as actual obedience work with puppies of all ages.  Myth: Puppies are naturally friendly and socialized  It is true that puppies are naturally socialized with their littermates, mother, and the breeder or…

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Common Household Poisons And Plants To Keep Away From Your Pets

By Andrew Fraser | Mar 2, 2020

It is not uncommon for typical household poisons, including some foods we enjoy as humans, to be common items for our pets. While most people understand the risk of chemicals and cleaning compounds for dogs, they may not realize that there are other household poisons lurking in the home, and these products and plants may…

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Indoor Activities For Your Dog Over The Winter Months

By Andrew Fraser | Feb 24, 2020

Dogs are wonderful companions for people of all ages. They are wonderful pets for people who may have mobility challenges as well as for busy people with hectic lives. For anyone who struggles with indoor dog activities, the winter can be particularly challenging to provide the same level of exercise for their pets as possible…

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