BLOG

Dog parks are a parasite playground.

A nationwide dog park study revealed the high risk of exposure to intestinal parasites, even among healthy, well-cared-for dogs. This study was conducted in 30 metropolitan areas and included 288 dog parks.   What was the result?     Source: www.idexx.com/en/veterinary/reference-laboratories/fecal-testing/

Dogs in films and TV commercials

Having worked in film and commercial productions, I have to admit that's one of the most challenging jobs I have experienced. The level of professionalism, the high standards and requirements that are part of the process are very demanding. That applies to actors and supporting teams.   As for dogs; this can be amplified a lot. For a TV commercial where the dog appears for a few seconds, the...

e-collar

“THIS SHOULD BE A SHOCKING EXPERIENCE FOR THE UNEDUCATED TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH... Before we begin, It would be helpful to touch on the difference between an “e-collar” and a “shock collar.” The term e-collar refers to an electronic collar that is controlled by a remote—the remote is an important distinction because some bark collars are also electronic but they are not controlled via remote (...

Dog Harness

The dog harness is quite popular among those who have a dog. It is used regardless of the dog's size, walking conditions, breed and other parameters. Although it is primarily used because it theoretically puts less pressure on the dog than a flat collar, it creates several problems.   The harness is placed on the strongest part of the dog, its chest. This automatically creates a desire to the dog...

How dogs actually age?

If there’s one myth that has persisted through the years without much evidence, it’s this: multiply your dog’s age by seven to calculate how old they are in “human years.” In other words, the old adage says, a four-year-old dog is similar in physiological age to a 28-year-old person. But a new study by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine throws that idea out the...

Why Bones Are Not Safe for Dogs

What is the real story about bones and dogs? It is a myth that dogs need to chew bones. While dogs want to chew, and most would love to chew on bones, bones are dangerous and they can cause serious injuries.   Here are the top reasons that bones are bad for dogs Broken teeth. Bones are very hard and can be brittle, making it easy for a dog to break one of its large chewing teeth. A broken tooth...

BOWLS ARE BORING

I came across this post on Facebook where it's promoting the idea to make your dog seek/hunt for his food and explains why. The core of this argument finds me 100% on their side. But as every choice we make, this also has some pitfalls. Read their post on Facebook here: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "BOWLS ARE BORING...

Rewarding Vs Bribing

Often occurs the question if by rewarding our dog during training I am creating a habit or even a dependency, which will be difficult to break later on and my dog will stop listening to me when I don't have rewards/treats with me. The answer is YES, as long as you use the treats as a bribe and not a reward. The difference is huge, especially for our dog. While in one case the prize is present and...

When does training end?

When will my dog's training be ​​complete? How long do I have to do the training exercises? When will I stop rewarding my dog?   Several students ask me the above questions. Many professional trainers give the wrong impression that after 12-16 lessons the dog will be ready to handle any situation. That there is no reason to continue the exercises, since the dog has learned what it needs to. I...

Dogs and Humans

  In this photo you see two species, a human and a dog. The human has approximately 1 billion neurons in their brain while the canine has appoximately 500 million. This is a comparison of the two species and the silly expectations people place on dogs: 1) Human - Given two plus years to accomplish potty training. 1) Canine - Human wants canine potty trainined in two weeks or they will have to...

Pages