How To: Find the Best Groomer for your PupTaking your dog to the groomer should be a positive experience. As many dogs require constant or regular grooming, finding the right groomer is ideal. Not only do you want your dog to look great, you want him to feel secure and be less likely to lash out due to insecurity or defensiveness. In addition to protecting you and your … [more]

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Does a Reactive Dog Mean an Aggressive Dog?Many dog owners can relate: your dog is content and calm in his home environment but when you take him on a walk, he barks and lunges at other dogs. Does this mean he is aggressive? Does he want to hurt the other dog? The simple answer is no. While each dog is unique and temperaments vary, it’s important to … [more]

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Behaviorist Seeks to Relieve Canine AnxietyInternationally certified dog behavior consultant Lisa Matthews is making efforts toward reducing canine anxiety and stress related behaviors. Her expertise is working with anxiety-ridden pups to prevent them from lashing out and to manage their emotions with the help of their owners. However, while these techniques may improve your dog’s behavior tenfold, it is not guaranteed that they will not … [more]

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Winter Challenges Keeping Your Dog Healthy and SafeHarsh weather can cause adverse effects on your pooch. Since conditions such as chapped paws and frost are common threats in colder regions of the country, it is imperative to keep your pet protected and warm during the winter months. It’s important to remember that when a dog is uncomfortable, injured or sick, they are more likely to bite, and … [more]

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Do you Know How to Read Your Dog’s Signals?All too often, well-meaning owners of small or “friendly” breeds of dogs view their dog letting out a short growl or a nip in the direction of someone teasing them as cute or funny. This could be a dangerous mistake to make, though; it’s a signal that your dog is not comfortable with situation they’re in and they are trying … [more]

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Dog Owners, What do Your Behaviors Say to Your PetWe’ve discussed in numerous posts the effect that human behavior can have in causing or reducing dog bite occurrences. The fact of the matter is that there are many behaviors we as dog owners have that seem completely innocent to us, but oftentimes are disliked, or even feared, by our canine companions. Why nobody can tell you exactly what … [more]

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Service Dog Etiquette Avoiding Harmful ConsequencesAlthough service dogs gain a lot of attention while out with their handlers, it is important to recognize the consequences of distracting these animals. As most passersby don’t realize, service animals are doing a very important job. Whether you or someone you know owns a service dog, it’s critical to understand what is considered appropriate behavior around these dogs when … [more]

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Is Your Dog in Danger of Being Declared Vicious Here’s What You Should Know

If your dog is accused of being “vicious”, the requirements that you may face as a responsible owner can be tremendous. Fines, added security, and litigation costs as a result of a “vicious” dog can contribute to extreme stress. If you own a dog, these useful guidelines can help you manage the situation effectively and … [more]

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Should You Think Twice About Giving Your Dog Peanut Butter?A recent article published by Diply.com recently revealed a dangerous trend when it comes to one “people food” that pet owners love to give their dogs: peanut butter. Peanut butter is loved by many dogs and their owners; it makes a great, relatively healthy treat, it can be used to administer medicine, and can even be used for training purposes. … [more]

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Animal Control Appears to Be Out of Control in Some JurisdictionsOne person; that’s all it took. A single neighbor claimed to have seen Caitlin McAdam’s two dogs, Jake and Lucy, kill a cat. And as a result a $10,000 battle to save these two dogs from the death penalty began. When this incident occurred, McAdams was hit with “dangerous dog” charges under the state law in Colorado, and she was … [more]

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