Adopted Dog Syndrome

When someone adopts a dog there are generally questions about the dog’s history.  Where did they come from? What life experiences have they had? How did they end up here? Rescue groups will do the best they can to provide details, but often the adopter will be told some version of “the dog came from a high kill shelter in the south”.  There simply isn’t any additional information to give. This leaves many adopters unsure about their dog’s history. Once …
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Enriching the Lives of Shelter Dogs

For any true dog lover, spending a day surrounded by dogs can leave them with a feeling of immense fulfillment.  As a company, Suburban K9 has dedicated a large amount of time to working with dogs that are up for adoption as well as dogs that have already been rescued.  We have seen amazing progress working with dogs that have severe issues and wouldn’t normally be able to be adopted into forever homes. Seeing improvements with these dogs over time …
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Properly Fitting a Training Collar

IF you have decided to utilize a Training Collar with your dog, this video will explain how to size the collar properly. We also discuss some common issues people have while utilizing this collar.

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Introducing your dog to your new baby

Bringing home a new baby can be a very stressful experience and the last thing that you need is to have to worry about how to introduce your dog to your new baby. Introducing dogs and babies can be an easy, peaceful, and safe experience if you do the necessary prep-work before the baby is born. The first step is to make sure that you teach your dog to be calm and submissive when in the home. This entails teaching …
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Picking the right dog

When looking to buy or adopt a dog it is very important to research the breed and evaluate the specific dog that you are looking at. Many times people become focused on a breed because they like the typical qualities of the breed but the specific dog they find might be a little different than the breed standard. The first thing to figure out is what type of dog you want. Not what breed, what type. Do you want a …
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