Caring for Your Dog

Owning a dog is a big responsibility.  Here you will find tips for keeping your dog safe, socialization, healthy weight, being a responsible dog owner and more.

July 4th Fireworks Pet Tips July 1, 2010

The Fourth of July can be a stressful time for dogs with the loud noises of fireworks. Dr. Patrick Mahaney, Veterinarian and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, provides tips about how keep your dog safe during this holiday.

Socializing Show Dogs April 14, 2010

Socialization is fundamental to preparing show dogs for the ring. It should start early. In fact, the sooner, the better.

Canine Summer Safety Tips January 1, 2010

Tips for how to caring for your dog during the warmer summer months.

Winter Care for Canines January 1, 2010

Tips for the special care required for dogs when the whether turns cold.

Guide to Responsible Dog Ownership January 1, 2010

Tips from the American Kennel Club about how to be a Responsible Dog Owner.

Building Confidence in Puppies December 17, 2009

The imprinting period from age 6 to 20 weeks is a defining time in a dog’s life when habits develop and overall personality takes form. With help from you, a puppy can take on new situations with confidence and learn to adapt to a variety of circumstances.

Getting Results With Advanced Clicker Training April 29, 2009

Clicker training is an effective way to teach dogs the basics — things like sit, stay, down and come — but it also is useful in teaching more complex behaviors. This basic training method, a form of classical conditioning, is an effective way to train a dog to associate desired behavior with a reward.

Keeping Your Dog Fit for Life April 29, 2009

Keeping dogs fit for life is as important as it is for humans.

The Experience of Pet Loss March 23, 2009

Joy Dias, Director, Client Counseling and Support Services at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine describes what you might experience when your lose a pet and tips for how to handle your feelings.

Growing Smart Puppies August 28, 2008

Tips for keeping your puppy mentally stimulated and growing up smart.

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