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What are dog manners?

What are dog manners?

Does your dog always get what he wants even if he is behaving badly? Bossy dogs have learned that manners don’t matter because they usually get what they want if they push hard enough. But, teaching your dog manners, specifically how to say “please,” can transform...

How to Stop Your Dog From Digging

How to Stop Your Dog From Digging

Whether you know it or not, when you bring a dog into your home, you will likely never again have the perfect backyard.  Between bathroom breaks and playtime running around in the grass, your yard will take a beating.   But nothing is more damaging to a...

Dog Snugglers Needed at Local Shelters

Dog Snugglers Needed at Local Shelters

Recently the popular iheartdogs.com website ran an article featuring the Human Society of Tampa Bay and their search for dog snugglers.    They were experiencing a shortage of volunteers who could spend time with the animals and actually cuddle them. ...

Can Dogs Get the Flu?

Can Dogs Get the Flu?

Yes, there really is such a thing as the dog flu!  It is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs that is caused by a Type A influenza virus.  There are two known strains of canine influenza (dog flu), the H3N8 virus and the H3N2 virus.   In 2004, 24...

How to Socialize Your Puppy

How to Socialize Your Puppy

Like parenting a child, when you adopt a puppy you take on certain responsibilities.  With your child, you expect that you are going to teach them to interact with you and the world around them.  You are going to teach them how to behave in certain...