Picking the Right Dog for Your Family

    August 10, 2010 by  
    Filed under New Dog

    Families have different reasons for adding a dog to their households.  Some are looking for playmates for their children, some for companionship in their old age, some for protection, and still others for hunting or for showing.  And as you might expect, there are certain types of dogs that are better at each of these […]

    Pit Bulls: Vicious or Poorly Bred and Socialized

    August 9, 2010 by  
    Filed under Dog Advocacy

    There have been a number of stories in the news about Pit Bull attacks lately, which begs the question:  are Pit Bulls truly the vicious dogs the media portrays them to be or are the specific dogs in the news simply dogs who have been poorly socialized and bred to be aggressive? In the interest […]

    Dog Bites

    June 15, 2010 by  
    Filed under Training & Behavior

    Has your dog ever bitten anyone?  It can end up being your worst nightmare.  What can you do?  What should you do? Medical Considerations First and foremost, make sure your dog is current on all required vaccinations in your state and county.  Obviously, this will include rabies, but some municipalities may require other shots as […]

    Canine Weight Pulling Contests

    June 15, 2010 by  
    Filed under Activities & Fun

    Looking for a sport for your dog that doesn’t require your dog to be a purebred or to obey your every command?  Canine weight pulling rewards your dog for improving his physical fitness. Weight Classes Terriers, Poodles, and even Retrievers join in the sport alongside the more muscular dogs you’d expect to see like Mastiffs […]

    Preventing Boredom for Your Dog

    June 14, 2010 by  
    Filed under Activities & Fun

    Summer vacation is almost here, and parents are already dreading those two awful words:  “I’m bored!”  But did you ever stop to think about how bored your dog might get while you’re at work or otherwise engaged?  Very few dogs are lucky enough to have human companionship all day every day, yet they are very […]

    Choosing Playmates for your Dog

    June 14, 2010 by  
    Filed under Dog Advocacy, Training & Behavior

    It’s always fun to take your dog to the dog park or to a doggie daycare, but how do you know if your dog will be safe from the other dogs there?  What if your dog is the one who is endangering other dogs? Size Matters One of the first things you should consider when […]

    Overcoming Canine Food Aggression

    June 8, 2010 by  
    Filed under Food & Nutrition, Training & Behavior

    Dogs are born with several basic, primal drives:  prey and food being primary among them.  These two drives are somewhat related, as dogs in the wild needed to catch their prey in order to eat. To satisfy these twin drives, dogs will resort to nearly anything to make sure they get their food.  What’s a […]