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Puppy Biting

Puppies bite. And thank goodness they do! Puppy play-fighting and play-biting are essential for your puppy to develop a soft mouth as an adult.

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Puppy Training

When watching puppies in class having a good time playing off-leash and responding happily and willingly to verbal requests and hand-signals to come, sit, heel, and down stay, one tends to forget the two most important reasons for attending puppy classes: learning bite inhibition and socializing with people. Off-leash classes provide an educational forum for pups to play-fight and play-bite with other dogs and to develop the confidence and social savvy for friendly interaction with people, especially with children and men.

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Adopting a new Puppy

Your puppy will grow up very quickly. Know how to train him right and he will become a good natured and well mannered adult dog.

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The First 2 Weeks after adopting a dog

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! With a little work, some planning, and forethought, your new dog will be an effortless, well-behaved companion for years to come. It is important to recognize that first impressions are lasting ones and habits begin to develop from day one. Be sure to instill good manners and habits from the first day you bring your new puppy or dog home. Remember, good habits are as hard to break as bad ones. If you follow these simple guidelines, your dog’s transition into your home will be a piece of cake for both you and your new best friend.

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Can over-excitement in exercise be problematic ?

Regular physical exercise is both healthy and necessary for our dogs. There are however some common problems that can, and often do, affect our dogs when they are incorrectly exercised. One of the biggest faults is allowing our dogs to become over-aroused while being exercised. This coupled to the misconception that “over excited” dogs need […]

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Understanding and Helping Dogs who run away

Some dogs are just born to run away. Reasons for this are varied but there are some common themes. Dogs run away either: to get to a better place where something more gratifying may happen or to escape from a real or perceived danger. Dogs’ living ancestors, the wolves, roamed for a living – being […]

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Overweight or just Chubby

It is often said that all things are relative to the eye of the beholder. Well as true as that may be, a 12kg Jack Russel or a 40kg Labrador is overweight no matter who the “beholder” is. So when is a pet defined as being overweight? If your dog or cat is 10-20% over […]

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How to treat Heatstroke in dogs

With the incredibly hot temperatures we have been experiencing these last few months and according to our weather bureau, temperatures will start to rise as we head towards the peak of our summer months, here is some information that may help you to identify the symptoms of heatstroke assisting you to possibly save your dog’s […]

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Teaching a Reliable Recall

HOW TO BEGIN TEACHING YOUR DOG A RELIABLE RECALL Training your dog to “Come” to you is probably one of the most important behaviours you can teach your dog and there have been many situations where a dog’s life has been saved due to the fact that when he heard the word “Come” he responded […]

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