Behavior Modification

New Year’s Resolutions For Your Dog

Dogs, just like people, can take on a challenge. Of course, for your four-legged family members, you will be instrumental in ensuring your dog has the resources and the help he or she needs to be successful.    The following are a few dog-friendly New Year’s Resolutions that will help your pooch be a happier, […]

Teach Your Old Dog Some New Tricks For Senior Pet Month

Old dogs can learn new tricks, and November is the ideal month to spend some time with your senior pet and work on at least one new command. It is often easier to teach senior dogs as they are less easily distracted and more focused, and they also want to work to do things that […]

Getting Your Dog Ready For The July 4th Fireworks

We Love Fireworks, But Do Dogs? While people may love the July 4th fireworks displays, many dogs, cats and most wild and domestic animals have a very different view. Animals naturally fear the sound of fireworks and other loud noises such as thunder, guns and other types of sudden noises. Keep in mind, your dog’s […]

The Risks Of Letting Your Dog Drink From A Puddle

Puddles, ditches, and low lying areas are always attractive to dogs. They seem to love to run through the mud, to roll around in the cool dirt and even to drink the water. However, letting dogs drink from stagnant water in these types of low lying areas can have mild to much more serious health […]

Leadership in Dog Training

Most dog owners have heard a dog trainer, a friend that owns a dog, or even their vet talk about ensuring they are the pack leader in the eyes of their pet. This is sometimes called being the “alpha,” and it simply means being the person your dog sees as being in charge. Leadership is […]