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Swimming Safety

By Steve Dale
Make A Splash! It’s summertime and the temps are high. It’s extremely important to stay cool and avoid putting your pup at risk of dehydration. Many dogs love cooling off in…

Positive Introductions to a New Pet

By Shoshi Parks
There’s no bad time to consider adding a four-legged friend to your family. Adding a new pet to your family is a joyous event, but truth be told, it is not always easy.…

The Four D’s of Dog Training

By Marjie Alonso, IAABC
Good training requires paying attention to four simple rules, otherwise known as the four D’s of dog training: distance, distraction, duration and difficulty. You can use this list (along with…

5 Stages of Owning A Puppy

There are a lot of feelings involved with being a new puppy owner – we think there are five of them. While everyone’s “I-just-got-a-dog” journey is unique, if you’ve ever…

How to Stop Your Puppy from Jumping

By Steve Dale
It seems so cute: Granny comes over to the house to meet puppy for the first time, and puppy is a little jumping machine. Everyone laughs, puppy gets attention, it’s…

6 Steps to Housetrain Your Puppy

By Steve Dale
If you ask certified professional dog trainer Yvonne Feeney: You can absolutely house-train any dog. Dogs do well living with us side-by-side in our homes for a long list of…

Crate Training Your Puppy

By Steve Dale
Most puppies should be crate trained for three reasons: Crate training keeps your puppy and your possessions safe. A puppy in a crate won’t chew on wires or get into…