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Backyard Enrichment Activities for Dogs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 16:07

Enrichment activities are a very important part of any animal’s life. Whether you’re dealing with a zoo lion or a dog and cat, animals get bored just as humans do. Enrichment activities will help your pets beat the boredom, particularly once the kids have returned to school.

Backyard enrichment areas are areas that provide an outlet for exercise (with or without you actually being present). These areas can go a long ways towards tiring your dogs most physically and mentally, which can result in easier training and a much better behaved dog.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 16:58
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Training Tips: How to Stop your Dog from Eating Poop PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kathrine Breeden   
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

It's tough having a dog who eats poop, but it's more common than you think. This condition is known as coprophagia and while it's not exactly appealing to humans, it's a perfectly normal behavior for animals.

There are many reasons why a dog may eat it's own feces. The behavior can be seen in nursing mothers who must stimulate their puppies to defecate and urinate until the puppy is old enough to utilize the muscles on their own. This ingestion of feces also helps keep the "nest" clean and reduce the chance of predators sniffing out their puppies.

But, what of adult dogs who eat feces? Some can become quite compulsive and will even follow other dogs around to be able to eat their feces. It's also quite common in puppies, although we don't know why exactly.

While oftentimes there is no obvious health reason for this behavior, it's important to have your pet checked out to eliminate the chance that a malabsorption disorder or nutritional deficiency is causing the behavior.


Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 15:50
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TELO-20: Extending Your Dog's Lifespan PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00

When we hear about a new pet product that is scientifically-based and proven to increase the longevity of your dogs lives, we want to be one of the first to tell you about it - especially since it’s based on the Health & Wellness benefits of Nobel Prize-winning Telomere Science. With Telomerase Activation Complex.

TELO-20 is one such product.

If you don’t know about Telomeres, or better yet, lengthening Telomeres, I hope you’ll read on because it’s important to know - not only for your pet, for yourself as well. After all, we want to be around for a good, long time to make sure our pets are taken care of correctly, right? (And stay tuned, because we have an opportunity for you to win a COMPLETE SET of this amazing supplement for you AND your dogs).


Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 05:57
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Training Tips: Training Dogs to Ignore the Doorbell PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kathrine Breeden   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 00:00

Dogs who go ballistic when the doorbell rings can be really irritating!

However, we need to see it from their perspective and ask ourselves to consider why they’re doing it and how they’re feeling. In order to change the way the dog responds to the stimulus, i.e. the doorbell, we must address the underlying emotion that is causing the response.

Here are some suggestions for helping your dog to have a different response to the doorbell or knocking at the door:


Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 14:58
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Books: The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Monday, 18 August 2014 05:57

The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances
by Ellen Cooney
c.2012, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
304 pages

When 24-yr-old unemployed Evie sees a classified ad that reads, "Would you like to become a dog ____?", her answer is, "maybe". The missing word piques her interest and she ultimately decides that anything has to be better than what she is doing now - the endless therapy classes, and a general dis-ease with the world around her. She researches what type of dog ___ she could be and settles on "trainer," despite never having had a pet.

The Sanctuary is an old ski lodge turned dog rescue that sits atop a snowy mountain and is run by nuns.  When Evie arrives to begin her dog training classes, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. A large, stoic and very strict woman meets at the front desk. Her name is Mrs. Auberchon and just Evie’s presence seem to annoy the older woman.

And so begins Evie’s search for guidance in her new career as a  reluctant dog trainer for special needs canines.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 06:12
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