Neglect is Just Another Form of Abuse

When someone adopts a new dog with problems like separation anxiety, aggression, timidity or fears, they frequently assume the dog was abused.  Even people who adopt young puppies from the shelter often think their timid, fearful pup must have been abused, when in truth, the dog was most likely neglected and is simply responding to a lack of socialization, understanding and experience.  Check your Thesaurus for abuse, and neglect is right in there with cruelty and maltreatment.

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Eating and Nutrition Creating a healthy eater

Wonder what dogs think about? Food! In nature, dogs would need to be hunting or scavenging for a major part of each day. If they were blessed enough to get a full tummy then they could take a break and rest, but as soon as that meal was absorbed they would be right back at it. Eating is a vital part of your dog’s world and it is important to do it right. Read More

Doggie Dangers

Please be aware there are many dangers to your dog just waiting to be discovered by his curious mind.  The simplest things from ill fitted collars to the flowers in your garden can cause major damage.  Here is just the tip of the iceberg….

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Investing in Your New Adoption

Adopting a dog is a much bigger event than most people consider it to be; it is an investment of your time, energy, money and emotions.  This reality is often ignored when a person is staring into the big eyes of a new puppy or a dog in need. All you can imagine are scenes of cuddling up to a warm, fuzzy body, and a smiling face to greet you at the end of a long day.  These images feel great, but what about the reality of getting up at 2 am because your dog is sick?  How about the time you call your dog to come and he runs off in the other direction and you have to search the neighborhood for hours?  How are you going to feel when you come home to a chewed up pillow or worse yet a shredded IPod? Oh, and don’t forget the stains on carpet that never quite come out.  This is the real world of having a dog in your life, are you prepared? 

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