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December 1, 2019
Puppy Proofing Tips

***Put away anything that you don’t want to lose. Sharp puppy teeth can cause hundreds, even thousands of dollars' worth of damage. Make sure kids keep their dolls and toys away from the puppy so they're not mistaken for chew toys. ***If you catch your puppy in the act of chewing something he shouldn’t be, […]

October 11, 2019
Puppy Training Classes Help Young Dogs For The Rest Of Their Lives

When you get a very young puppy, chances are you’ll need to train them to get comfortable with humans and other pets. They aren’t yet used to the dynamics of being a pet and all the actions that go with it, like being petted and being trained for home life. All of these can be […]

October 11, 2019
Shaping a Yorkie`s Personality

Shaping The Yorkie's Personality The first 3 months of a Yorkie's life greatly influences the dog's personality, temperament and behavior. It is the breeder of the dog who takes a great role in shaping the dog's behavior and if in their new home before 3 months old, their owner will continue the great influence during […]

October 3, 2019
Dog House Training

Before we dive into all of the details, it may help you to have a general understanding of what will need to be in place and be done for housebreaking to work. Then, we'll get into specifics. 1. Realistic expectations. Puppies do not have full control over bladder and bowel muscles. These will develop as […]

September 1, 2019
Normal Vital Signs and How To Obtain Them

Normal Vital Signs and How To Obtain Them In order to determine if there is a problem, you should be familiar with your dog’s vital signs. It is good practice to routinely monitor these vitals, especially before and after exercise. Respirations or breaths per minute: Rate: • Normal resting rate = 12-24 breaths/min, count the […]

August 19, 2019
Curving – Dog Body Language

Curving – Dog Body Language The deliberate dog body language of curving is used in polite greetings, negotiation, or as a calming signal. A head-on, frontal approach can be seen as confrontational. The curving could be the curving of the dog’s body (which makes a slight c-shape), or a directional curve in the path the […]

August 13, 2019
Importance of allowing your dog to sniff

Importance of allowing your dog to sniff BY MARTHA KNOWLES | MAY 14, 2018 | I peek out the front door to check on my dog, who is sunning himself in his favourite spot in the sun. He is lying on an old moving trolley, since repurposed to give him a boost up to the […]

August 10, 2019
What type of Home Encourages a Well Behaved Yorkie?

What type of Home Encourages a Well Behaved Yorkie? At any age, there are elements in the home that will help a Yorkshire Terrier be well behaved and happy. The key is to provide an environment which makes the dog feel safe and allows the dog to know where they fall in the "pack". Let's […]

July 30, 2019
Five reasons dogs LOVE being followers

Five reasons dogs LOVE being followers 1. Follower dogs feel secure because they know someone else is in charge. Your dog craves a leader who has everything under control. Then HE doesn't have to worry about trying to figure out our complicated world. Instead of feeling stressed as they struggle to control you and everything […]

July 24, 2019
Dog Respecting TRAINING Part 1

I often get phone calls from distressed owners who are having trouble with their dog. Let's listen in on a phone conversation between myself and a typical dog owner.... let's call her Kathy Armstrong. Kathy: "Help me, Michele! My dog Jake is being difficult! I can't make him do anything. He only listens to me […]

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