Posts from June, 2018

Three Tips To Leash Training A Puppy

leash training a puppyAlmost seven weeks ago, I brought home a puppy named Gimli. He was tiny and adorable and I knew that I had to start his training, even though I only wanted to snuggle him and spoil him. Since he’ll be a bigger dog when he’s full-grown, it’s important for Gimli to start learning the skills he’ll need throughout his life. The very first skill that he and I started working on together was walking on a leash. By starting early, being consistent, and keeping it fun, leash training a puppy has been a piece of cake. Continue…

Dog Flu: Is Your Dog At Risk?

dog fluThe dog flu, also known as Canine Influenza, reached the United States in 2004.  It began as the H3N8 virus at a Greyhound race track in Florida.  Since 2007, the virus has rapidly spread across the United States and mutated into the H3N2 virus.  The dog flu has currently been detected in every continental state except for one.  Learn if your dog is at risk for contracting the dog flu and how to protect your dog. Continue…

Seven Common Microchip Myths Resolved

microchipA microchip can be the saving grace in returning your lost pet.  Permanent visible identification such as a collar with tags will return your pet home faster, however, these items can be lost.  Dr. Anna Coffin will identify some common microchip myths and solve them for you this week. Continue…

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