Safe Socialization with Other Dogs

A good leader must be proactive in the proper socialization of their dog. An ideal social situation involves off leash interaction , not sniffing at the end of a leash. For young puppies, choose playmates of similar age and adults …

Dog Parks

I personally don’t take my dogs to dog parks for a number of reasons. From the moment you enter you assume full risk and have no recourse If your dog gets injured by another dog. I’ve heard of far too …

Foxtail Season

Hello All! Spring is here and we are so blessed to be living in beautiful San Diego with its gorgeous weather, beautiful beaches and wonderful walking trails!  But the warmer weather can bring hazards to those who enjoy trail walking …

It’s Rattlesnake Season!!

KNOW THE STEPS TO REDUCE THE RISK!! KNOW WHAT ACTIONS TO TAKE IF YOUR DOG IS BITTEN!!! Spring is here and rattlesnake encounters can be at their worst as the snakes are just coming out of hibernation. Rattlesnake season is …

It’s Flea Season & Fleas Suck!!!

My 10 year old dog Grace has always been extremely sensitive to things in the environment and also has severe food allergies. Using a topical flea product on Grace could cause her to have a seizure and that is not …

Before You Bring Home Your New Puppy…

Few things in life equal the excitement and joyful anticipation of a new puppy. Good preparation is the key to a sound nights sleep for your family and its new member. This article offers a bit of advice to ensure …

Housetraining Made Easy

Housetraining a healthy puppy can be easy if a positive natural method is used. The key will be to find the correct schedule for your dogs’ meals and toilet times. Be patient and consistent. The dog must be aware that …

Chew Training

The most important element in correcting chewing problems in dogs or puppies is recognizing that the problem is not that the dog chews, but that he is selecting the wrong items to chew. Left to guess, most dogs will usually …

Crate Training Your Puppy

Your Puppy’s Room A crate can be a wonderful training tool. Used wisely it provides security and safety for a puppy and reduces some of the stress and aggravation the owner may experience in dealing with a young puppy. What …