A while back, I found out about a product called the Gentle Leader. This is a head collar with a loop that goes around the nose, and it is supposed to be a humane way to get your dog to walk nicely on a leash. After watching some videos about this tool, I went to... Continue Reading →
I hope that reading this will help you avoid some of the mistakes I have made. However, if you have already made some of these mistakes, then you're not alone and it's not the end of the world. Teaching our dogs important skills during their puppyhood simply makes life a little bit easier later on. But not only do we all make mistakes, some of us will have rescued dogs that are well into their adult years. Either way, you can certainly help your dog learn to let go of his fear of the bathtub or the vet or let you hold his paws or whatever else it may be no matter how old he is. That is to say, an old dog can definitely learn new tricks. It just takes a little more effort.
There can be many potential reasons for why a dog eats poop. For instance, it may be a result of a health problem that causes nutrient or enzyme deficiencies. However, even a healthy dog may be attracted to leftover nutrients in stool. Doo doo dining could also be behavioral, a result of instincts passed on from wolves. Regardless, the best method to reduce crap crunching is simply to get outside and clean it up.
If you've been on the internet for the past five or so years, you've probably heard of ASMR. It has been rapidly gaining popularity, and is actually something I, myself, have been enjoying for probably two or three years now. But just in case you don't know what it is, let me give you the... Continue Reading →
Bath time was something I tried to start with my dog when he was relatively young, but I don't think I started quite early enough. I also didn't realize there was a proper way to introduce a dog to a bath (slow and steady wins the race), so my dog's first bath was literally a... Continue Reading →
It's standard practice for dog owners to buy a crate for their dogs, especially during their puppy years. While most of us would love to have the perfect dog who can stay home alone and still behave, that isn't always the reality. Though my dog, Luca, has come a long way in two years, he... Continue Reading →