By Karen A. Soukiasian Puppies and dogs learn by association, consistency and repetition. To acquire the appropriate association, it is up to you, to make it as simple as possible for your dog to make the connection of what you are commanding and the expected behavior. Keep training sessions short, interesting and fun. End them,… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian By using the Always Be Consistent — ABC rule — of dog training, you can help your dog learn appropriate behaviors so she can make the right choices. We all want happy, well-mannered dogs. The best way to achieve that is to keep things simple.
National Puppy Day is an ideal day to consider adopting a puppy or dog. But before you do, ask yourself seven questions. Be honest. A pet is a 10- to 15-year commitment and you need to be sure before you bring one into your home. 1. Why do you want a puppy or dog?… Read the rest »
By Kelly Marshall At some point, most parents are besieged with pleas to bring home a dog. But before parents give in to that request, they should do some homework to determine what breeds are most compatible with kids. If there are children in the household that are varying ages, and a larger dog is… Read the rest »
By Christie Long Recently, I received an email from an owner whose three dogs had become ill with leptospirosis. None of the dogs were vaccinated against it, and they routinely hiked in several popular areas around the Poudre River, including the Hewlett Gulch and Grey Rock trails. Of the three dogs, one was significantly more… Read the rest »
Driving with your dog is inevitable. From trips to the dog park to routine visits to the vet, there’s dozens of reasons for your dog to hop in the backseat and take a car ride with you. But, what if your pet tucks his tail between his legs at the sight of your car keys,… Read the rest »
By Nancy Cope Dogs are known to fear storms. But if you make simple adjustments, you can help your dog overcome storm fears. Thunder and other loud noises such as firecrackers, guns, and exploding balloons will cause them to whine, hide and seek protection near their owners. Most puppies, once they realize that the noises… Read the rest »