By Lauren Peralta Having a dog is a big responsibility that takes a lot of time. Dogs need lots of love and attention, just like kids do. Dogs can get sad, they act up, they want to play and they need to be fed. When you have a dog, you need to be prepared to… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian It is imperative to have a physical, emotional and medical baseline of your pet’s habits and behaviors. With that in mind, you can note subtle changes in your puppy or dog that could be significant. Early, pre-emptive awareness and action, can often prevent unnecessary pain, exhortative veterinary expenses and even heartbreak.
By Karen A. Soukiasian One of the leading causes of dogs being surrendered to shelters and rescues is, “We are having a baby!” So, after years of being pampered, loved and considered a member of the family, now the dog is considered a threat. So, feeble excuses are made to justify a poor decision, and… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Dealing with a dog who loves to chase can be frustrating, but you can take steps to stop dog chasing. Step 1 – Know your dog Dogs are predators. Chasing is an instinctive behavior in most dogs. If it moves, some dogs will chase it. Dogs love chasing cats, squirrels, joggers,… Read the rest »
By Diana Hutchinson Dogs are mischievous animals and just like people, they like getting involved in the holiday cheer. That’s one reason why you need to make preparations for your pets while taking care of other things that you may need for the holidays. It’s essential to make preparations ahead of time. So, what do… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Years ago, the tendency was to name dogs simple names. We had thousands of Spots, Freckles, Rascals, Patches, Tramps, Bandits, Shorties, Butches, Buddies, Aces and Pals. At times, it was confusing as to who was calling their dog home! It was also fairly common for the owners to bestow titles upon… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Food aggression should NEVER be tolerated. Fact is that your dog does not respect you. Your puppy or dog must recognize and respect ALL humans. As such, humans ALWAYS have the right to give and take away food. If your puppy or dog growls or snaps at you while they are… Read the rest »