November, 2010

Tug of Whits

There are a lot of “dog trainers”, books and guides out there that claim that dog’s should not be aloud to play tug of war for it will make a dog aggressive. I am calling crap on that and these so called dog trainers who use fear and a complete lack of understanding of canine […]

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  November 30, 2010   No comments

Sweet Episode of NOVA about Dogs

This is cool if you missed it last week on NOVA, scientific studies to unlock a lot of information about dogs. I loved the breeding study about the silk foxes breeding only for temperament (what a concept crappy breeders) and the Border Collie with 300 word lexicon was great also. NOVA | Dogs and More […]

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  November 27, 2010   No comments

Dog Vs. Turkey

It can be fun to keep our dogs with as we enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, but it’s so hard to resist the temptation to share Thanksgiving dinner with them. Here’s a few tips to help keep your furry family members happy and healthy as you gather ’round the table this Thanksgiving Day…. While cooked turkey […]

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  November 22, 2010   No comments

Dog Junk Food

What are you giving your dog on a daily basis. Check out Canine Health and Wellness under Literature link on the home page to see how your dog’s food stacks up and to get some helpfull advice on choosing your dog’s dietary staples. Your dog adds so much to your life, and you want to feed […]

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  November 19, 2010   No comments

Can your dog do this?

This one is just for fun, find an activity your dog lives for, herding, flyball, agility, running, skijor, weight pull or skateboarding. Click the link to see a great video of a skateboarding dog. Radical Skateboarding Bulldog!

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  November 18, 2010   No comments

Poo Karma

What comes around, goes around, then gets stepped, smeared on the curb and so on and so on…. People in Seattle live in a concrete jungle and we fight for this open spaces to have nice places to take our dogs but I can never get over dog owners that don’t pick up after their […]

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  November 16, 2010   No comments

Kaya, a lesson in small steps.

This is a success story.  I’ve been working with a dog named Kaya recently for dog aggression. The owners are awesome, very committed and willing to do  whatever it takes to help her enjoy her life with other dogs more.  We started out with a private lesson to work on loose leash walking.  She and the […]

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  November 5, 2010   No comments

Time for Training

Anyone who has ever had a puppy knows they can benefit from dog training. This is true of adult dogs as well. Training a dog does not have to be an overwhelming task — there are many ways to go about it. Dog training can be fun, and it can also serve as a bonding […]

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  November 4, 2010   No comments

Dog at Seattle marina dies from poisoned food left for otters

You can view the whole article here at the Seattle Times. Dogs are scavengers and will put things in their mouths that smell like food. To often I hear horror stories like this with off leash dogs getting into something they shouldn’t or running into the street or after prey animals. “My dog is […]

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  November 2, 2010   No comments