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.
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.
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.
Holiday Hazards for Dogs: We’ve all heard the horrors of little ones being in harm’s way, from minor tummy aches to more serious visits to the ER, due to unforeseen accidents. This year, let’s be mindful of our precious pups as we wrap our trees in tinsel and hang stockings on the mantel. Awareness of holiday hazards for dogs is a must when it comes to keeping our fur babies ...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.
The Wolf Among Us: PART III How Bigby Got His Lucky Break The next day, I returned in the evening to Carson Shelter with cupcakes in hand. This time, I was done with the paperwork within ten minutes. A volunteer — part of the same group who had gotten us to come there in the first place — filmed Bigby’s “Freedom Walk” out to my Civic. I opened the door, ...read the full article.
The Wolf Among Us: PART II How Bigby Got His Lucky Break One night, as I was ticking through the shared Google Document we had made to keep track of our potential pulls, sadly deleting rows formerly reserved by dogs who had now been adopted or euthanized since last check, I heard my phone vibrate. I looked up to see my co-worker’s name briefly flash across the screen. I unlocked ...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.
Traveling with your Dog On the Road Again: Spring and Summer bring travel plans for most families. Whether it is a quick weekend getaway to the beach or a cross-country trek over the long break, we look forward to packing our flip-flops, sunscreen, and swimsuits and hitting the road! Sometimes we decide to send our furry friends on a mini-vacation to a comfortable, caring, happy boarding facility and sometimes they hop ...read the full article.