Canine Training Cultures

Just like most things in the canine world, you have lots of choices when it comes to training cultures. When you are making decisions for your dogs education, it is best to read about the options before you involve your dog. You as the owner need to make these choices based off of what you…

Greenwashing dog products

Dog owners love to buy things for their dogs, from products that are necessary to the fun extra stuff. So much so that pet owners spent an estimate $109.6 billion this year, if you want to see the breakdown, HERE YOU GO. It’s emotional purchases as well as functional, but safe to say, lots of…

BONES FOR YOUR DOG

If you go to any pet-food or supply store you can find thousands of items for chewing, all designed to replace dogs chewing on actual bones. Why is this? Simply put, it is marketing and money. We take away the very food source our dogs teeth and digestive system where designed to negotiate and have…

Canine Resource Guarding

Canine Resource Guarding refers to a dog that guards a resource, anything the dog perceives as valuable or important, from other dogs or people. Is this normal behavior? Yes and no. All mammals guard, us included. It is primal and ensures survival. Where it enters the not so normal zone is when it was accidentally…

Living With An Intact Dog

When you bring your puppy home it is like a heart explosion of sorts, caring, nurturing, snuggling, getting to know each other, and maybe the last thing your thinking about is sexual maturity and all that that entails. But the reality is, puppies are merely a puppy for a blink in time, and as they…

The Adventures

Adventures are in the eye of the beholder. Whether it is caring for your puppy through the night, learning how to DIY raw feed your dog, or hitting the backroads of places unknown to you, adventures are adventures, big or small. Walking your dog from the front door to the car can be a big…

BOTULISM

This is a word most of us have not used in the past few decades, it is rare in humans in today’s world, 145 documented cases in the USA last year, and only sporadic (less than rare) in dogs, negligible numbers was the answer I found. WHAT IS BOTULISM? Botulism is a rare, serious, and…

THREATS

Dogs would never meet me if it wasn’t for their people setting up the appointment. So by the very nature of my business, I meet well-intentioned people that want to learn more about their dogs. And in turn I get to spend my days with dogs, the least confusing part of my life. This is…

LOWER MOTOR NEURON EVENTS / DISEASE

THE POSSIBILITIES FOR RHUMB – After the initial neuro-exam, these were the possibilities that we were told she could have. DEFINITION – The upper motor neurons originate in the brain and travel downward to connect with the lower motor neurons. The latter localize both in the brainstem and the spinal cord and are the mediators…

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY

I wish for you all a long and adventurous life with your animals. From birth to death, may there be as little drama and medical issues as possible, and may life have been lived as Mother Nature intended. But in the event of an emergency, a true emergency, are you prepared to make decisions on…