Blog of the Week: Smooth Handling: Leash Tips From A Master
Smooth Handling: Leash Tips From A Master Slow is fast. It's much better to take your time and do it right then to do fast and incorrectly. As you become more experienced you gain speed and better timing Keep the leash loose until an action is needed. A tight leash prevents the decision making process, stopping your dog from learning good or bad choices. A loose leash is absolutely necessary to be able to teach and to correct effectively. Be ready to correct but trust your dog to make the proper decision. Have the leash or handle firmly seated on your thumb before you correct to create a good imitation of a bite from the mother. Movements of the hand(s) up and down the leash should be subtle and unnoticed by the canine…
Tips for Choosing Dog Training Classes
Puppies aren’t born knowing how they should behave or how to obey commands. This comes about through dog training classes. If you’re thinking of having your dog go through this type of training, ho…
How to Choose a Boarding Kennel for a Senior Dog
One of the most important parts of being a dog parent or caretaker is to make sure their needs are met in all aspects of their lives. An important part of this is finding a boarding kennel that will make sure your aging dog is cared for...
Pet beds, dog tags, more: Steals and Deals goes to the dogs!
TODAY contributor Jill Martin (with a little help from TODAY puppy Charlie) has exclusive discounts on a wide array of pet products, including Majestic Pet Beds, personalized dog tags from Lena Wald, an automatic pet feeder and Robyn Rhodes pet accessories. Best of all, 10 percent of your purchases will be donated to America’s Vet Dogs.
How to Curb 7 Common Dog Bad Behaviors
Barking, begging, digging — these are just a few common dog bad behaviors you need to curb before they become habit. Here's how to reduce or eliminate them.
6 Tips for Boarding a Dog with Separation Anxiety
If your dog suffers from separation anxiety, these tips will allow you to go on your vacation without worrying that your pooch is miserable.
Guide to Pet Grooming Supplies
Grooming your pets at home is part of making sure that they’re healthy & happy & you can do this by purchasing the best pet grooming supplies!
3 Tips for Choosing Affordable Pet Grooming
While you can perform basic pet grooming at home, such as giving baths and brushing, bringing your dog to a professional groomer can be a good idea. Professional groomers can help keep your pet’s s…
Client handout: How to win the barking dog battle
Have your veterinary clients try these tips for more peaceful pooches.
How This Clever Dog Escaped From The Kennel While Family Was On Vacation
The incredible determination of a dog that escaped from a Virginia animal hospital was caught on camera. The master escape artist, a Great Pyrenees named General, unlocked his pen at the kennel where he was boarded. General then walked down a narrow hallway and came to a series of doors at Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital, but they were no match for the animal, who used his mouth to work the handles. He escaped into the street but was later found safe.