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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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) […]
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 […]
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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