DOGS

Responsible Dog Ownership

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Dog Ownership and Care Information

The purchase price of a puppy is the least important factor to consider when bringing a dog into your life. Maintaining the health and well-being of your canine companion is the responsibility of all dog owners. Our articles will introduce and describe some common heath conditions. Of course, consulting a veterinarian is always the best option.

Teaching a Dog to Sit

Teaching a Dog to Sit

To teach a dog to sit using clicker training a trainer can do one of two things, wait for the dog to sit and click at the moment it sits or lure the dog into a sitting position with a target stick or finger and click at the moment the dog's rear end touches the ground.
Positive Reinforcement Training

Positive Reinforcement Training

Positive reinforcement training for dogs is a great way to influence behavior and build a great relationship between you and your dog.
Acral Lick Dermatitis

Acral Lick Dermatitis

Acral lick dermatitis is a condition whereby a dog continuously licks at a specific area on its body, usually a leg, and creates a nasty sore, also known as a “lick granuloma”. The cause of this obsessive behaviour is a little difficult to pin down.
Correction the Clicker Training Way

Correction the Clicker Training Way

Clicker trainers correct behavior by teaching animals what to do instead of the unwanted behavior and by setting up the environment so that the desired behaviors are the ones most likely to be reinforced.
How Clicker Trainers Correct Behavior

How Clicker Trainers Correct Behavior

One of the most commonly asked questions is how clicker trainers correct an animal for mistakes since clicker trainers don't use correction, at least not in the traditional sense of the word.
Medicating Dog Eyes

Medicating Dog Eyes

Although some dogs may never need eye medications, most will probably end up with a minor problem at some stage that requires treatment. Injuries may be physical trauma to the eye, like a scratch from a stick or a foreign body like grass seeds.
Trimming Dog’s Nails

Trimming Dog’s Nails

Trimming dog's nails can be done at home with care. Early conditioning to allow your dog to be comfortable with nail trimming is essential.
Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming

Dog grooming tips for beginners. Learn to use the correct tools and techniques for your dog's coat to keep your dog clean, well-groomed and looking beautiful.
Is Chocolate Good For Dogs?

Is Chocolate Good For Dogs?

Everyone feels better after a piece of chocolate, but is chocolate good for dogs? Chocolate toxicity can be a serious problem in dogs & cats and can be fatal. If you suspect chocolate poisoning, seek vet help immediately.
Dog Dental Care

Dog Dental Care

Dog dental care is essential in preventing the deterioration of your dog's teeth and is essential for the long-term health of your dog.
What is Clicker Training?

What is Clicker Training?

Clicker training is a form of positive reinforcement or reward-based training which includes the use of a marker signal. A marker signal is a signal given to an animal at a precise moment in time to pinpoint exactly which behavior will be rewarded.
Ear Cleaning for Dogs

Ear Cleaning for Dogs

Ear cleaning for dogs is an important health task for dog owners to learn to do safely. Cleaning your dog's ears helps prevent ear infections. A dog with an ear infection will also shake his ears frequently and might scratch more than usual.

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