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Introducing a new baby to your dog

by | Friday, May 31, 2013 |
Pets and babies -- keep it safe

A new baby coming into your home can cause rivalries and danger to both your dog and your new baby. There are some basic steps you can take to help everyone make the adjustment. Allow you dog to sniff things your baby will be using so the dog’s scent will be on these items. This is a sanitary method because dogs can pick up scent on items even after the have been laundered.Get yourself a baby doll and introduce it to your dog using the word “baby” and teaching your dog to sit and lie down...

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Hot weather tips for your dog

by | Monday, March 25, 2013 |

Buddy the dog – Photo by Kathleen Riley-Daniels By: Kathleen Riley-Daniels These are tips I put together for showing dogs in hot weather, but all of these ideas will work for dogs whether they are at a show or at home. When in doubt about anything health related and your pet, always consult your veterinarian. Show Ring Tips – Hot Weather A large part of showing dogs is adapting to the particular conditions presented on any given show day. There so many variables out there that we should be...

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Questions to ask before your buy a puppy or dog

by | Friday, March 22, 2013 |

Bailey the Chinook as a puppy These are questions to ask before you go see any puppies, because once you are looking at and petting the pups, it is almost impossible to walk away. Knowing how your puppy has been raised (hopefully indoors) and socialized to people, places and things are critical to the decision process. When you get your puppy, take it to visit your veterinarian right away to make sure your puppy is as healthy as possible. The more you know about your puppy, the better. Like...

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