How To Help Your Pup Feel Safe Around Other Dogs After Being Attacked

Advertisement It’ll take more than a belly rub and a biscuit for a sensitive pup to forget the day their trust in other dogs was shattered. A single painful experience, like a dog fight, can cause a formerly carefree dog to cower or lash out every time they’re near another canine. It’s a natural response to fear, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. There is no fool-proof method in helping a dog recover from a stressful experience, but with time, compassion, and the right training techniques, it’s always worth the effort. Whether…continue reading →

Why Do Some Dogs Love To Shred Paper?

Advertisement You know your dog has a paper shredding problem when you come home to find what’s left of the toilet paper roll in the living room, unread mail torn and scattered across the floor, and every tissue box in the house suddenly empty. The old excuse of “my dog ate my homework” now seems like a valid explanation, and you can’t figure out why your otherwise well-behaved dog can’t keep their teeth from tearing up all the paper in sight. Image source Flickr/Eugene Chan Vetstreet lists Boxers, Cairn Terriers, Maltese, and Golden…continue reading →
3 Reasons Why Your Dog Needs To Know Their Name

3 Reasons Why Your Dog Needs To Know Their Name

Advertisement We’ve all been that person frantically calling our dog’s name only to have them do everything possible to pretend we don’t exist. Not only is this scenario frustrating and embarrassing, it’s also dangerous. The first thing people do when bringing home a new dog is play the name game. They think long and hard about the perfect names for their prized pooches, but most spend significantly less time working on name recognition. Copper, Bailey, Luna, and Jewels are at a major disadvantage if they don’t recognize their names, and it’s up to…continue reading →
How To Help Your Rescue Dog Gain Confidence

How To Help Your Rescue Dog Gain Confidence

Advertisement From being abandoned by people they thought they could trust to surviving abuse and neglect, adopters can’t always relate to the trauma and obstacles their rescue dogs endure. Some dogs face each new challenge and path in life with optimism and courage, but others learn through past experiences to be shy and fearful. Even after making it out of the shelter and being adopted by a loving family, a lack of confidence can interfere with a rescue dog’s ability to fit in to a new life. Signs of Low Confidence A lack…continue reading →