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Tips for Training Dogs

Buy the right dog for the right job       All dog breeds are not the same. Herding breeds like border collies tend to be the most challenging. Some breeds are much easier to train than others, some breeds are just kind of dumb. Choose carefully. Insider Tip: virtually... read more

The Benefits of Adopting Your Next Pet

If you are thinking of adding a new pet into your household, please consider adopting from a shelter or rescue organization.   There are many benefits of adoption versus purchasing from a breeder or pet store.   You can save a life. Between 3-6 million animals are... read more

When should dogs and cats be neutered?

My answer for most cases is 6 months of age.   For female dogs and cats spaying prior to the first heat seems to protect them from mammary cancer.  Most come into heat around 8 months so don’t wait too long.   Male cats? 6 months of age  is before they... read more

Dogs need time more than dogs need space

I was in a class recently on dog behavior. We were taught that dogs really really want to be with you all the time. This is not news to most of us dog owners but you can prove it to yourself-  leave the back door open and see where your dog spends his time.  Unless... read more