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Should You Get A Puppy?

Those big eyes. That soft fur. The sweet puppy breath. Puppies, they are so hard to resist. You are walking down the street and you see someone with an adorable puppy and you think “I want one!” Did you know there is actually a biological reason why we have that thought? In 1949, Ethologist Konrad […]

Trick or Treating with Your Dog

The start of the holiday season is upon us, starting with Halloween.This often means spending a lot of time celebrating with friends and family. For dog owners, this may mean trick or treating with your dog. Having dogs be part of your festivities can be fun for all if you keep some helpful tips in […]

Pack Theory: What it is and what it means to you

What is pack theory? Back in the 1930-40s some Swiss scientists, one of them being Rudolph Schenkel, studied captive wolves in a zoo. They observed that one male and female would assume the role of leader. The leaders would control the other wolves by the use of dominant behaviors. There seemed to be constant competition […]

The Stages of Dog Training

Often times, when people contact us about dog training they focus on one problem. They say something like, ” I just want my dog to not jump.” Or ” I just want them to come when called.” They see their training needs as just one little thing. Some tasks can be simple to accomplish, but […]

‘Tis The Season

So hopefully you made it through the kick off to the holiday season without anything like this happening: and now it’s time to get ready for the winter season with all the celebrations and cold it brings. I know at our house we have two different attitudes towards the cold when it comes to our […]

Tail Wagging….What Does It Mean?

Have you ever found yourself encounter a dog with it’s tail wagging and when you reach down to pet it, you are met with a growl or a snap instead of the happy dog you were expecting? Well, chances are you aren’t alone. Most of us were brought up on the idea that a wagging […]