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.
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.
HOME COOKING FOR YOUR DOG 7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD OFFER YOUR DOG A HOME COOKED MEAL Home cooked meals for dogs are growing in popularity as more pet owners across the globe realize the value of quality nutrition. Most people have the notion that feeding a dog is a complex thing to do let alone making a home cooked meal. Well, it’s no more complicated than making your ...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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Bad Habits Can Be Broken Bad behaviors in dogs are common, from something as small as chewing to more serious problems, such as excessive licking. In most cases, bad behaviors are simply bad habits and bad habits can be broken. Many pet parents see these behaviors but aren’t sure how or if they need to correct them. Although dogs must be dogs, there are some behaviors which need to curbed. ...read the full article.
Caring For Senior Dogs Have you heard of the Dane term Hygge- visit http://www.visitdenmark.com/hygge (pronounced Hooga)? I embrace this “feeling” when I’m with all my dogs but Bruisy (now 12+) especially. Hooga means “the recipe for a better life”. Clearly my life is better because of my dogs. Bruisy and I are as thick as thieves. I think Hygge defines how I feel about my life with Walter, Sherm and ...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.
CANINE FLU Flu, flu Go Away! This time of year we are focused on getting our own flu shots, preparing our medicine cabinets for the cold months ahead, digging out our hot water bottles and buying boxes of tissue, but what about our furry friends? Protecting your best friend from canine influenza can be daunting. Until 2004, when an equine influenza virus was detected in greyhounds, many people didn’t even ...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.
Zen-Pup Who doesn’t love a spa day? Pampering ourselves and feeling cleansed from head to toe, flushing out toxins and releasing anxiety, thus emerging renewed and revitalized. Wouldn’t our precious pooches agree? They love a good massage and even if they grudgingly go through the bath routine, they love the way they feel afterwards! So maybe it’s time to make their experience as relaxing and enjoyable as we do ours. ...read the full article.
The Wolf Among Us PART I How Bigby Got His Lucky Break They say you never forget your first. Your first kiss, your first love, your first car. Firsts are fleeting, but they often last us a lifetime. For those lucky enough to call ourselves animal rescuers — legitimate, certified rescuers who have been properly trained and run healthy operations — you certainly never forget the first animal you rescue ...read the full article.