Category: Puppies

The Importance of Puppy Socialization Through Dog Training Classes

Puppies Playing in Training Class

When it comes to training dogs, many people assume that obedience training is the most important element. However, something else that is equally important is socializing the puppy. Socializing is vital in creating happy and healthy dogs. Here are just a few reasons why it’s important to be mindful of it during your classes! It… Read more »

Official Proof: Dogs are More Intelligent Compared to Cats

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For years, dog and cat owners have argued over which animal is more intelligent, each side making a case for their pet preference. Dog owners have claimed that dogs are smarter because they are able to learn from their owners and demonstrate their intelligence, while cat owners have argued that their independence and their ability… Read more »

Helping Dogs Manage Big Crowds

Tips on Training Dogs

If you’ve ever been stuck in the middle of a crowd, you’ve probably felt anxious about dealing with them at some point and you’re not alone! Many dogs also tend to feel anxious in crowds and struggle to deal with a large amount of unfamiliar people.  Their natural instinct is that this number of strangers… Read more »

Things to Consider Before Getting a Dog

Getting a Dog

Have you been hoping to add a dog to your family for the longest time? If you’re thinking of becoming a new pet owner, there are a couple of things you should consider before committing.  Consider Costs The annual cost for feeding and caring for a dog typically falls between $420 to $780. Plus, sometimes… Read more »

The Shy Puppy Myth

Myth:  A 6 week old puppy who is showing signs of shyness will outgrow that shyness as he gets older. Fact:  Probably not. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not normal for a puppy to be shy at 6-8 weeks of age.  It is something that – as a general rule – they will not… Read more »

A Quick Guide to Separation Anxiety in Dogs

A common problem for many dog owners is separation anxiety.  This is when a dog whines or barks almost incessantly, or gets into mischief while the human/s are away.  This behavior sometimes doesn’t show itself until adolescence. It is easier to prevent this problem than to fix it but it can usually be fixed as… Read more »

How to Choose a Dog Food

We often get asked, “What is a good dog food?”  Or, “how do I choose a dog food?” First, you have to realize that the dog food industry is a huge marketing endeavor.  Millions of dollars are poured into TV and magazine ads that pull at the dog owner’s emotions.  You see the little dog… Read more »

Responsible Dog Breeders

Dog breeders can make a world of difference!  Both responsible dog breeders and puppy mills will influence the final product of the pet:  either good or bad. Dog breeders shouldn’t be breeding for money!  The love of money will convince a breeder to let things “slide,” either in the selection of the breeding stock, the… Read more »

Housetraining Headaches

One of the major concerns of pet people is house-training their dog/s.  Some dogs naturally make it an easier experience.  Some breeds are more prone to house-training problems than others.  Smaller dogs tend to be harder to house-train (as a general rule) than larger ones. Puppies who have been raised on puppy pads, newspapers, or… Read more »

Choosing a Dog from a Breeder

If you are planning on purchasing a puppy, we strongly recommend you buy directly from a breeder.  Choose a breeder who can answer your questions confidently; showing you they know the breed.  If you are buying a registered puppy, be sure the information you are given matches what is stated on the registration – date… Read more »