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SMALL DOG SYNDROME

small dog syndrome

SMALL DOG SYNDROME TEENY DOG ALERT! Tasha the long haired Chihuahua puppy is the smallest dog I’ve worked with in a long time. She is just over one pound… (she’s mostly fur). That’s smaller than a guinea pig!  She’s at risk of “small dog syndrome”.   One

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Get in your bed

Dog gets in her crate

GET IN YOUR BED “Get in your bed” command… Train your dog to settle anywhere.   First, here are tips I give my clients for getting a dog used to his crate: -Use treats & toys to lure him into the crate or bed. -Once in say:

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HOW TO SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR DOG

HOW TO SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR DOG

HOW TO SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR DOG It’s very difficult and painful decision to decide when and how to say goodbye to your dog. I spoke to many people when trying to decide what the best thing for Kompis would be.  In addition to my good friends,

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HOW TO BEST FEED AN OLDER DOG

how to best feed an older dog

HOW TO BEST FEED AN OLDER DOG   Many people wonder how to best feed an older dog.   The Pooch Coach created a video to demonstrate the best feeding techniques.   It’s helpful for all dogs to alleviate neck & back strain, and helps control spilling.

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HOW TO HELP YOUR SENIOR DOG

how to help your senior dog

HOW TO HELP YOUR SENIOR DOG   My dog, Kompis, is only 12.5 years old, but is already blind and quite senile.  It’s sometimes difficult to figure out how to help your senior dog.  I’ve been capturing some of our struggles and joys in pictures and video

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2nd Dog Syndrome

2nd dog syndrome

2nd Dog Syndrome Xia’s mom writes: “My 6 year old Akita is dog aggressive. We are able to walk by other dogs but only with strict discipline from me and a tight leash. She has never been able to play with other dogs. She grew up with

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Teaching a dog to jump over an object

teaching a dog to jump over an object

TEACHING A DOG TO JUMP OVER AN OBJECT   It’s never too late (or too early) to teach your dog some extra fun tricks.   One of my favorites, which is surprisingly simple, is teaching a dog to jump over an object.  You can start with a household object like a

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Settle the Dog Down

settle the dog down

SETTLE THE DOG DOWN Here’s a quick tip for training dogs to settle down and lie next to you.   Most dogs are a little anxious at new places, or at least a little curious! One way we teach a dog to settle down is through an

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Puppy Biting & Chewing Tips

Puppy Biting & Chewing Tip

PUPPY BITING & CHEWING TIPS This 14 week old pup loves to play. But sometimes he’s a little rough with his play biting. Here’s some quick advice I give to my clients to train a dog to stop biting you or objects he shouldn’t chew:   1.

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Train a Dog to Walk Down Stairs

Training a dog to walk down stairs

TRAIN A DOG TO WALK DOWN STAIRS   Many people do not realize that you often need to train a dog to walk down stairs.  Steps do not occur in nature, after all.  Plus, some steps are slippery or have big spaces in them.  Some are just very,

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