Learn to communicate better and be ‘fun and playful’ for your dog because this is key to building your relationship with him! A Few of ELICIA’S Favorite Games to Play. Have the dog Chase after you with a toy in their mouth – very important for fetching! You can try to get that by tossing a toy in one direction and as the dog grabs it, starting to run in opposite direction, if needed using a 2nd toy to get their attention Another way is to tug with a dog then let them win then immediately jump back a step or two and try to invite the dog after you for more play, with them offering … [Read more...]
Part 2 with guest blogger ELICIA CALHOUN
Learn to communicate better and be ‘fun and playful’ for your dog because this is key to building your relationship with him! Top FIVE “Do’s and Don’ts” on How to Play with your Dog! DO’s: You will get out of the Play session what you put into it! If you’re not tired and breathing hard, you probably aren’t working hard enough! Make fun noises, heavy breathing, low growling (Not high pitched) Put energy and motion into the games Interact by moving AWAY from the dog Use two hands - one to tug and one to goose the dog Keep it Short! You can come back and … [Read more...]
Part 1 with guest blogger ELICIA CALHOUN
Want more ATTENTION from your dog? Want your dog to think you’re FUN? Learn to PLAY with him, the way HE likes to play! Learn to communicate better and be ‘fun and playful’ for your dog because this is key to building your relationship with him! Overall, simply focus on just making it super fun and play whatever way your dog likes best! Watch your dog play and Learn from them! They will show you how they want you to play with them: With toys alone or even other people or family dogs Body language - like play bow, noises Movement - towards/away, paws, zoomies, etc. … [Read more...]
Is Your Dog Suffering From Cushing’s Disease? … and having too many Pee Accidents?
Stop us if you’ve heard this one – an older dog begins to develop frequent urination problems, puts on some weight, and has a thinning coat. Many times, owners simply shrug off these symptoms as “getting older” and long for the days when their dog was younger. The truth of the matter is that many times – increasingly so in recent years – the issue is not age but rather a glandular issue known as Cushing’s disease. What is it, though? Ultimately, it is the result of the adrenal glands producing too much corticosteroids – usually due to a tumor. The real problem comes not from the … [Read more...]
Your dog took off. Now what?
Most dog owners are well aware of the increased danger of losing a spooked pet. Between thunderstorms and fireworks, summertime brings greater potential for pup paranoia. While it’s important to take every preventative precaution to keep your fur baby safe, accidents happen. According to the ASPCA, roughly 3.9 million dogs are brought to shelters every year. Only about 542,000 of those get reunited with their owners. Do you know what to do to help get your dog home? One powerful and effective tool – literally at your fingertips – is social media. Craigslist has both Lost and … [Read more...]