By Karen A. Soukiasian Canines use body language to communicate. But what do you need to know to decipher a dog tail message? Low, high, stiff, wagging fast? What’s your dog trying to say? Tail positions, type of movement and speed all carry a key dog message that you as a dog owner need to… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Pawing is one of the biggest tools your dog uses to communicate with you. Most new, inexperienced dog owners do not realize dog is a simple language to learn. Once you learn it, you understand your pet is communicating volumes of information by their doggie sign and body languages. Pawing is… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Watching your dog sleep can be comforting and sometimes comical, but the dog sleep position your pup uses also tells you a lot about him. Several of your dog’s sleep behaviors are similar to ours, while others are inherent. And did you know the dog sleep position can influence how well… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Excessive thirst and frequent urination are signs of four serious dog health problems: diabetes, kidney problems, liver disease and Cushings Disease. Regrettably, not treating Cushings Disease could precipitate the others. After running basic tests, your veterinarian has eliminated the first three, leaving Cushings Disease as the diagnosis.
Everyone has their favorite neighborhood route for walking their dog. Chances are that it combines some city sidewalks with the occasional detour through a park, field or past some lakes and ponds. Everyone has their favorite routes, but sometimes they can get a little stale. Maybe your dog doesn’t know any different and loves every… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian The key to crate training your puppy is to project the idea that the crate or kennel is their castle, or in a dog’s world, their den. Crating a puppy is also an excellent way to housebreak them. After a certain age, most puppies will not poop where they sleep or… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Many issues can prevent quality dog sleep over night. That may be a surprise, since most dogs sleep 12 to 14 hours per day. But some dogs have trouble sleeping all night. Puppies, overweight dogs and senior dogs all can struggle with dog sleep. Puppies are used to being comforted at… Read the rest »