Is Independence Day a Nightmare for your Dog or Cat?

Is Independence Day a Nightmare for your Dog or Cat?

  It’s not fun for everyone The 4th of July is a fun time to celebrate our freedom with friends and family while enjoying outdoor activities at picnics and festivals. One of the most anticipated events on the 4th of July is the evening festivities ending in...
What Is My Dog Saying?

What Is My Dog Saying?

How Dogs Communicate Dogs communicate through their body language. With various body signals, facial expressions, and physical postures, dogs communicate how they are feeling in order to create positive interactions with each other and avoid potential conflict. Dogs...
So you got a new puppy?

So you got a new puppy?

Will life with your new puppy be all Unicorns & Rainbows? A new puppy is such an exciting experience! When considering adding a puppy to their household, most people visualize games of chase, soft cuddles, companionship, romps in the woods, strolls in the...
Is Crate Training Good for Your Dog?

Is Crate Training Good for Your Dog?

I used to feel conflicted about using a crate for my dog. After all, we want our dogs to be happy, and giving our dogs freedom to go and do and be dogs brings them happiness, doesn’t it? Here is what I have learned about the benefits of teaching your dog to love its...
The Positive Alternative to Prong Collars

The Positive Alternative to Prong Collars

Prong Collars… There really is a better way to handle your dog. Yes, even the big, powerful, forever-playful dogs. “Aversive techniques can elicit an aggressive response in dogs because they can increase the fear and arousal in the dog, especially in those that...