Getting a New Dog (Part 2): Size and Breed


Okay, you have made the first two big decisions: 1, to get a dog and 2, you chose between selecting from a reputable breeder, a rescue group or animal shelter. Now it is time to look critically at yourself, your lifestyle, your family and your home so you can determine what type of dog to … Continue reading Getting a New Dog (Part 2): Size and Breed

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Doggie Emotions, Nature & Instincts


Yes, dogs have emotions! They are creatures of instinct but they also have emotions and can have strong emotional ties to their pack and human family. Before you can help your dog to be a truly happy and balanced animal, you must first understand their instincts and emotions. By understanding why your dog does what … Continue reading Doggie Emotions, Nature & Instincts

Getting a New Dog (Part 1): Rescue or Breeder?


In this installment of the "Getting a New Dog" series, we will go over the first big decision, after the decision to get a new dog of course! This could be the biggest decision that you make: Should I go to a rescue group or animal shelter for my new dog or should I go … Continue reading Getting a New Dog (Part 1): Rescue or Breeder?

Intro to Behavior Issues in Dogs


Even puppies may have some behavior issues and without a doubt, most older dogs do as well. When you raise your dog from a tiny puppy, it is usually pretty easy to recognize behavior problems early on and nip them in the bud easily before they become a real problem. I will discuss puppy training … Continue reading Intro to Behavior Issues in Dogs