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Bananas: Healthy Dog Treat?

Bananas: Healthy Dog Treat?

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  My dogs LOVE bananas!  Every time they see me with one, they come over wanting a bite.  I split the pointy end piece between them, their fruit bite of the day. I’m a big believer in feeding healthy treats, and bananas fill the bill. Health Benefits of Bananas For Your Dog They’re also rich […]

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  April 19, 2017   No comments
Dog Behavior:  Your Dog Is Watching You

Dog Behavior: Your Dog Is Watching You

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  Ever notice your dog will steal food when you aren’t in the room?  This dog behavior is known by many of us, but recent studies indicate there may be more to it than we realized. Background Studies conducted in 2009 by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology indicate dogs may use a higher […]

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  April 13, 2017   No comments
5 Steps to Keeping Your Dog’s Crate Clean

5 Steps to Keeping Your Dog’s Crate Clean

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Our dogs often think of the crate as a safe haven, but he/she won’t enjoy crate time if the inside isn’t clean. Here are some recommendations for keeping dog crates clean: Launder Bedding Regularly When shopping for crate mats, look for ones that can be thrown in the washer or have a removable washable cover. Be […]

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  February 6, 2017   No comments
Sunny Obama: Series of Unfortunate Events

Sunny Obama: Series of Unfortunate Events

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I was very upset to see that the Sunny Obama dog biting incident trending earlier today on Facebook.  As the story was reported, an 18 year old White House visitor attempted to kiss (some sources reported pet the dog) Sunny, and Sunny bit her. Anyone vaguely familiar with dogs knows to NEVER get too close […]

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  January 13, 2017   No comments
How To Make Dog Training More Fun

How To Make Dog Training More Fun

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Dog training is something you should enjoy doing with your dog not something that you dread. Training with your dog can be exciting when the light bulb goes off and the dog grasps the new exercise. It is just as exciting for the dog as it is for the trainer. Change Up The Order One […]

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  January 10, 2017   No comments
Dogs and Winter: It’s Tough On Them, Too

Dogs and Winter: It’s Tough On Them, Too

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When I headed to my doctor’s appointment this morning, I wasn’t planning to do any education.  As it turned out, though, I had an opportunity to educate the staff a bit on the issue of dogs and winter. I spoke briefly to the receptionist when I arrived, and the conversation came to what I do […]

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  December 8, 2016   No comments