How to Know if Your Dog is Overweight

Overweight dog

Did you know that obesity in pets is defined as just 15% over their ideal body weight. That is just a seven pound gain in a 50 pound dog. Just like people, overweight cats and dogs are at greater risk of health problems, including hypertension, cardiac fatigue, pancreatitis, diabetes and colitis. Excessive weight gain can … Read moreHow to Know if Your Dog is Overweight

How to train loose leash walking

Loose leash walking a dog

It’s no fun when your dog takes YOU for a walk!  Plus, pulling while wearing a collar can actually damage your dog’s throat. It’s important to train loose leash walking to spare your arms—and your dog’s trachea. Since our dogs spend most of their time outside on-leash, training them to walk without pulling is better … Read moreHow to train loose leash walking

What is the No Free Lunch Policy?

Boy and his dog

The No Free Lunch Policy is a training strategy that uses everyday situations to reward good manners and practice obedience without setting aside hours of special practice time. Applying the principle of the No Free Lunch Policy is simple. Whatever your dog wants, he has to work for. The No Free Lunch Policy is a … Read moreWhat is the No Free Lunch Policy?

How to housebreak your new dog

Housebreaking your new dog

Potty accidents can happen even with adult, previously house-trained dogs. It is not at all obvious to dogs that the potty rules in one place apply everywhere else. Teach your new family member to distinguish between indoors and outdoors by getting him to go in a designated area and then rewarding him with treats and praise. … Read moreHow to housebreak your new dog

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