Monthly Archives: March 2014

Excessive Licking in Dogs

Recent research has linked some behaviors in dogs to gastrointestinal issues. These might include licking objects or surfaces, flank sucking, licking feet, or more. If your dog is engaging in this kind of behavior, begin to keep a diary to … Continue reading

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TO BREED OR NOT TO BREED

“So you think you want to breed a litter of puppies.  There are some important questions to ask before you take that first big step.  The first, and perhaps most important, question is “Why?”.   The answers will be as varied … Continue reading

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Dr. Dobias on Shock, Prong, and Choke Collars

“No one really knows when the use of collars started. Perhaps it was the way the cave people restrained their wild dogs from running away.  However, the first reference to dog collars comes from Ancient Egypt. The reason why I … Continue reading

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So You Want to Breed Dogs Do You?

Another article on the topic of breeding dogs without doing extensive research on how to keep your dog, bitch, puppies, and breed viable. Are you sure?  These are the true experiences of fellow breeders. Breeding is NOT for the faint  … Continue reading

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R U Considering Breeding?

If you’re considering breeding your dog, there are many things you need to take into consideration. This is only one of them. I’m going to be posting a series of articles and posts from other bloggers on becoming a casual … Continue reading

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CGC is not “Service Dog”

By Guest Author, Barbara Handelman, M.Ed., CDBC Passing the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is a worthy goal and a significant accomplishment for pet owners.  Well-socialized dogs with basic obedience training are more apt to live out their lives in … Continue reading

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