Posts made in July, 2011

Staying Cool and Safe

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 in Blog, safety, tips | 0 comments

Staying Cool and Safe

Summer is a great time to have a dog – you can take them swimming, you can go hiking, have picnics. The kids are home, so they can help play with and walk the dog. It stays light out much later, so there’s more time in the day. But summer is not always fun for you or your dog – it is HOT! Here are some tips to keep your dog safe and cool during the summer heat waves. Exercise early or late – Even when it’s sizzling outside midday, it’s cooler in the early morning or evening. A few days ago, I saw it was going to reach 100 degrees that afternoon. So instead...

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Tugging With Your Dog

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 in Blog, safety, tips, training videos | 0 comments

Tugging With Your Dog

Tug is a great game to play with your dog – it can be a great reward during training, a great way to exercise, or just a lot of fun! Contrary to what you might have heard, tugging does not cause your dog to be aggressive. That being said, there are rules to tug that your dog must learn and follow for both of you to have fun and stay safe.   Rule #1: Do not take the tug unless I give you permission Your dog should not try to snatch the tug from you when you’re not ready for him. You need some sort of cue that tells him it’s ok to grab now – “ok”,...

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