Early Puppy Training – Breaking Bad Habits by Guest Blogger, Imad LB In puppies, bad habits are often simply a matter of doing what comes naturally. That’s why it’s hard for the pet owner to recognize the beginning of bad behavior, and even harder to be firm and consistent about correcting it. But those merry little ways can become a pain in the neck all too soon, and it’s ...read the full article.
How to Train Your Dog to Love His Crate A dog crate is similar to a small dog house which is typically made of plastic, metal, wire, or fabric. For a dog owner, a crate is an effective tool to train his pet. It makes housetraining easier for dogs or even for puppies. A crate is a safe place for your dog. He can play or rest in it. But, ...read the full article.
Dogs and Digestion Three Ways to Aid Your Dog’s Digestion As a dog owner, you’ve probably no doubt encountered a pet that just seems to inhale their food. For one reason or another some breeds of dog just can’t eat fast enough and although they may look like they’re enjoying it at the time this behavior may not actually be good for them. Just like us humans, pets who seem ...read the full article.
Tips for Flying Safely with Your Dog Image source: pixabay.com under CC0 Creative Commons For dog lovers, when having a puppy or an adult one, they consider this pet a family member and want to bring him/her along to everywhere. However, going with your dog through a long distance is quite a complicated matter if you travel by plane. Many airlines agree to transport animals, but others do not. It is ...read the full article.
Crate Training, Dos and Don’ts 7 Dos and Don’ts On Crate Training Your Puppy Crate training, when done right, is a tool that can help your dog feel safe while also enabling you to teach her the house rules. Yay, everyone wins! It’s important to go through this process the right way, however (not to mention, armed with lots of patience!) So, with that in mind, here are 7 dos ...read the full article.
Traveling With Your Dog We all love our dogs and when we plan a vacation, it can be hard to leave our pets behind. We think of how much fun it would be to watch our dogs splash and play in the waves and chase seagulls at the beach, or run up craggy mountain slopes and slosh through rivers and streams. If you’re considering a getaway with Fido, read on ...read the full article.
Children and Dogs At WiggleLess, we love walks on the beach, weekend BBQs and playing outdoors. Although my own girls have left the nest, I still notice little ones everywhere. Once school lets out, the kids hit the beaches and towns in our surrounding area wearing flip-flops and ready for Summer Fun! Along with families, comes DOGS. Big ones, little ones, and some in between. Of course, I am highly tuned-in ...read the full article.
INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE — IVDD I have enclosed two photos of Sadie. Read below to see what she has been through and what she has accomplished. We tried many therapies. Sadie was completely paralyzed from the mid-spine back. No bladder control, no intestinal control, no tail wagging, and no walking. She was at the Animal Specialty Hospital in Naples for three weeks. No surgery recommended. She may or may not ...read the full article.
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WIGGLELESS DOG BACK BRACE AND IVDD Rocket Hitchcock is a 7-year-old Schnauzer/Terrier mix. His hobbies include going for investigative strolls in the neighborhood, playing long games of low-intensity chase with members of his toy collection and convincing us (his two dads) that he has not had enough bacon treats and that we should really do something to remedy the situation. During the first few years of his life, we noticed ...read the full article.
How Much Sleep Should My Dog Have As humans, it is common knowledge that we need about 8 hours of sleep per night, give or take an hour or so, to remain healthy, wealthy and wise. And as humans who are also dog owners, we probably don’t give much notice to how long or how often our four-legged friend sleeps. After all, they pretty much sleep when they want to, ...read the full article.
Animal Shelters National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is the second week in November, which made me think about the amazing work these organizations do. There are many misconceptions about what shelters provide to our communities and the incredible efforts the staff make to ensure these abandoned animals find loving homes. What do animal shelters do? An animal shelter or pound is a place where stray, lost, abandoned or surrendered animals, mostly dogs and ...read the full article.
EPILEPTIC DOGS Living with an Epileptic Dog Seizures are one of the more common neurologic problem in dogs. Owners are often emotionally distraught because of the violent and unpredictable nature of seizures. A seizure is the result of excessive electrical activity in the brain, and can manifest as abnormal behaviour (e.g. fly-biting, vocalization, running in circles, aggression) or uncoordinated motor activity (e.g. paddling of legs, muscle twitching, stiffening of muscles). ...read the full article.