Understanding Different Dog Tolerance Levels

Source: A Normal Trait that is as Flexible as it is Manageable This page is designed to help demystify the common trait of dog-dog aggression. Dog aggression shows up in numerous breeds, and it’s generally “no big deal”…unless you deny it, misunderstand it or exploit it. Like so many dog owners, we expect that our dogs have the potential to show some degree of dog aggression in select situations. Our job as responsible stewards is to keep our pets out of those situations by reading their body signals and understanding their individual limits. At the same time, we work…

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Puppies aren’t presents

More puppies are abandoned after Christmas than at any other time of the year. Why? Puppies make cute, adorable Christmas presents, but in the days and weeks that follow reality usually sets in. Overcome with the responsibility that it takes to own a puppy and have it become a part of the family will force many people to give up their puppies to a shelter, or in some cases just turn it out on the streets. Puppies chew things. They chew up furniture and children’s toys. They eat Mom’s good shoes, and shred Dad’s newspapers. Many families find that they…

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too. Talkin’ TurkeyIf you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don’t offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria. Sage AdviceSage can make your Thanksgiving stuffing taste delish,…

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Paws-itively Fun Indoor Games for Dogs

When it’s raining or too cold to go out and play, try these fun indoor dog games.By Arden Moore To start playing indoors, pick a room with enough space for tail-wagging romps, and stash the breakables out of puppy’s reach. Intermingle tricks and games with a few reinforcing obedience commands, and you’ll have a fun-loving dog with good manners. Let the games begin! Play hide-and-seek. Have your dog heel by your side in a room. Throw a treat across the room. As your dog darts after it, slip around the corner out of sight and call your dog by name….

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What you can do if you see someone leave their pet in a hot car!

Long story short, there are crazy people out there who just don’t care what they subject their pets to and then there are those people who simply don’t realize the dangers of leaving an animal in an unconditioned car on a hot day. So, I’ve created a non confrontational way to deal with the problem. Today I created some fliers (attached or you can download them at One to put on the car where the pet is located and the other to fill out with make, model of car, license plate number and location of vehicle to take into…

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Adoptables: Nessie

Nessie is an exceptional pup at such a young age. She is calm enough to go to the office, but fun and active on hikes... more

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