Dogs and Cold Weather

People are not the only ones who can suffer from cold weather.  Dogs and cold weather can also be a problem.  Cold temperatures can bother us all!  Plus, time spent outdoors in frigid weather can be exhausting. Most people are under the misguided idea that because dogs have fur coats, that cold temperatures do not … [Read more…]

Foods That Are Toxic to Dogs

The holiday season is right around the corner! I’m not certain if I get more work being a dog trainer or being a veterinary technician during this time of year. What I can guarantee is that we will see at least a half dozen toxicity cases before it is all said and done and the … [Read more…]

Potty Training Puppy Tips

The number one concern of most new dog owners is potty training. The most misdirected interaction to train a new puppy is also probably potty training!  It isn’t going to be immediate; it takes time! Humans don’t understand what it is like to be a dog, and dogs don’t really understand what it is like … [Read more…]

Halloween Costumes for Dogs and Their Owners

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Sure, I love Thanksgiving because I get to eat amazing food. I love Christmas because there is something about the Christmas spirit that makes everything better. And, I love Easter because the candy is phenomenal. But, I have always loved the ability to be someone or something else for a … [Read more…]

Halloween Dog Costume Ideas

In this day and age, as busy as life can be, who doesn’t need help with Halloween costume ideas for dogs? After all, 179 million people have Halloween plans and 31 million people will dress up their pets for Halloween (according to the New York Post) Planning a doggy costume party or costume contest? Looking … [Read more…]

CBD Oil for Dogs: Is It Worth the Money?

CBD oil has been getting a lot of press lately. So you may be wondering:  does it really deliver on its promise to reduce pet anxiety, restore arthritic joints, and even reverse the growth of cancer cells?  Or, is CBD oil just another overblown fad? It’s normal to wonder whether these products are safe, worth … [Read more…]

Is It Legal to Give CBD Oil To Your Dog?

To legalize it or not?  The national debate continues over marijuana and hemp-derived products. There’s lots of buzz in the news right now about the potential health benefits of taking CBD oil.   Cancer patients, arthritis suffers, epileptics, chronic pain sufferers… all tell stories of near-miraculous improvements in their conditions since beginning CBD supplementation. But there’s … [Read more…]

The Miracle of CBD Oil for Dogs

Are you dealing with a dog who is suffering from painful, maybe life-threatening health issues? Maybe your pit bull has such intense anxiety that she cowers during every thunderstorm, or your twelve-year-old schnauzer is struggling to walk from arthritic joints. Maybe you’ve got a rescue Golden Retriever with cancer.  Or a Corgi who suffers with … [Read more…]

5 Top Lessons to Teach Your New Puppy

Puppies are such a wonderful life force! Almost nothing is as cute and full of life and energy as a new puppy! Personally, I love young puppies and old dogs. Young puppies are experiencing the world and life each exciting event at a time. And, old dogs are full of all of those experiences. I … [Read more…]