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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 […]

July 24, 2019
Yorkie Exercise Part 2

Cardio Exercise This should be short and a bit more intense. This should be provided at least 1 time per week, 2 times is optimal. You can choose from a variety of different ways to achieve this. Throwing a ball to your dog and having them run after it is always fun for a dog. […]

July 23, 2019
Yorkie Exercise Part 1

Daily exercise has the following benefits: 1) Helps a dog release pent-up energy that may otherwise be directed in a negative way (excessive barking, destructive chewing, etc.) 2) Aides in maintaining muscles 3) Is good for the heart 4) Works to keep the metabolism working well 5) Can lead to a better night's sleep 6) […]

July 15, 2019

There is a lot to an ear...Especially for this toy breed. So, in regard to Yorkie ear issues, let's discuss: Floppy Ears - the age at which the Yorkshire Terrier's ears stand up Taping - Does this method work to make the Yorkie's ears stand erect, and if so, what is the proper method of […]

July 11, 2019
Yorkshire Terrier Dental Care Part 4

***Scraping*** It is split about 50/50 among owners if this is done at home or by the veterinarian. There are pro's and con's to both. If your dog is very patient and sits nicely for you...allowing you plenty of time to reach all areas and not feel rushed, it may be best to do this […]

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