Dog Blog

Aug
26
Guest Blogger, Dr. Greg Martinez Dvm, provides a veterinarian's point-of-view on the benefits of healthy oils to our dogs. Healthy oils and fats added to your pets’ diet often make them look and feel better. One oil that is gaining popularity in human and veterinary medicine is coconut... + read more
Aug
22
The average dog food consumer may not do a ton of research before buying a bag of dog food, but may take the time to at least read the ingredients list before purchasing. Most dog owners will be perplexed by all the mysterious and unpronounceable words but have been told to simply look for some... + read more
Jul
31
Is It Better To Reward Before or After the Release Cue? The most common obedience mistakes I see revolve not around the commands but around the release. Many clients have never heard of a release. ”Huh? Release? What?” Other times there is just a lack of clarity or a lack of... + read more
Jul
28
"We Want More! We Want More!" the crowd chants and stomps as the house lights come on. Any great concert ends this way and every good performer knows that you always want to leave them wanting more. Back in the day, I used to go to a lot of concerts. There were plenty that left me... + read more
Jul
14
This article has little to do with actions steps or training techniques. In fact, this article is going to focus on the power of appreciation. To some of you this may sound a little goofy….the power of appreciation? To demonstrate my point, consider something for me. How does your little... + read more
Jun
26
For many Americans, the 4th of July is a time to celebrate, and that celebration can include anything from a quiet barbeque with friends to banging pots and pans and setting off screaming fireworks around the neighborhood.  This type of activity is a ton of fun for adults and kids, but, as you... + read more
Jun
20
I believe that all dogs should wear a collar with tags all day, everyday for life. Most people know this but many seem to miss the importance. They often think their dog only needs tags when they go out into the world. When they are home, some take the collar (which the tags are fastened to) off.... + read more
Jun
06
Training animals with food goes back as long as humans have been working with animals. How long is that? No one knows for sure, but it is safe to say many thousands of years. It’s not difficult to see why. Food is a natural motivator. We see a trend happening now with Clickers and Positive... + read more
May
20
With the scare of 2007 and 2012's massive pet food recalls and movies like Supersize Me and Food Inc., it seems as though America is starting to wake up to the importance of food; where it comes from as well as how it is prepared. More and more people are starting gardens, cooking at home,... + read more
May
20
Any dog-lover who is in search of any kind of information to improve their dog's behavior, be it how to stop a dog from pulling on the leash to how to manage a dog's aggression, will likely find their head spinning after a 20 minute surfing session on the internet. Why might this exercise... + read more

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