Kenneling/Crating a Young Puppy

Morning walk with dog (black labrador retriever). Young man is training his puppy walking on the leash.

I will save you the suspense. We are 100% in favor of kenneling all puppies when they are unattended. A puppy generally does not have enough impulse control to resist chewing things they shouldn’t and this can lead to big trouble! Many puppies consume things such as medicine, carpet and clothing when they are left unattended and this leads to a lot of unnecessary surgeries and even deaths. When someone tells me that they won’t cage a puppy because they …
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Starting Right with your Dog

Morning walk with dog (black labrador retriever). Young man is training his puppy walking on the leash.

When you bring a new dog home the first thought on your mind is probably having fun! After all, the reason we get dogs is that we love them so much and they bring untold joy to our lives. Our goal as dog trainers is to ensure that clients and their dogs have the best possible lives together. To achieve this goal we focus on helping people raise a dog correctly from the start so that they never develop problems …
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To Foster or Adopt?

Choosing to bring a pet into your home can, and should be, a big decision that requires a lot of thought and consideration. There are many questions that need answered before you can decide which dog to make a permanent part of your family. Do you want a puppy or an adult dog? What breed is best for your family? What kind of temperament should the dog have? Does it need to be good with children and other animals? What …
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Feeding Fido: The Importance of Your Dog’s Diet

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Today, there are over 84 Million pet owners in the United States (American Pet Products Association (APPA). This human to animal connection has been deeply embedded in our society for decades. Pets are considered part of the family and coming home to that wagging tail is the best part of the day. We love spoiling our pets as well, and as a society spend billions of dollars on our furry loved ones per year. People want their dogs to live …
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A Puppy’s Gotcha Day!

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Today is the day! It’s the day you and your family have been waiting for! You finally get to bring your new puppy home! Puppies are oh so cute, and oh so little! They trip and fall over their feet which they still aren’t sure how to control. Don’t forget about the puppy breath that is always accompanied by those razor sharp teeth. Often times we have wanted our new puppy’s “gotcha day” to come sooner than it has, sooner …
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Best San Antonio Dog Boutiques

Do you live in or around San Antonio and want to know the best places to take your four legged friend? Below is a list of groomers, boutique dog stores, and bakeries that make a great outing for both you and your dog! By:Samantha Doig

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Littermate Syndrome

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As mentioned in our “Picking a Puppy” article, littermate syndrome is a serious behavioral condition. The condition develops when two young dogs end up bonding too tightly with each other. It may sound ideal when dogs are such close friends, but major issues can arise down the road. The problem is that their relationship with each other can stop them from creating proper bonds with humans and hinder their social development. As the name suggests, littermate syndrome generally exists in …
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Top Chicago North Shore Dog Boutiques

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Do you live in Chicago’s North Shore, but are unsure of where to take your furry friend? I think that we can all agree that there is nothing better than shopping for and with your beloved pets. Below is a list of the top boutiques, bakeries, grooming services, day care, or even just a dog-friendly environment to get your pup out of the house and socialized! By:Holly Wengerski

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