How To Teach Your Dog Not To Jump

Posted on: 28 June 2018

Jumpy dogs are excited dogs. They like to see you when you get home, and they're excited that they'll have some company, some fun, a walk, or some food. But jumping is a behavior that can cause injury, especially to young children or to frail visitors. You want your dog to learn to sit calmly when someone comes to the door. This is a skill that can be taught. Here's how you can help your dog learn to sit instead of jump, even when excited. [Read More]

Do You Need A Guard Dog?

Posted on: 24 February 2018

While many people are content to rely on a home security system, there are several disadvantages. Depending on the type of system, it may not be quite as secure as you think it is. Would it still work if the phone lines went down or a would-be intruder cut the phone line? Does it rely on a strong internet signal? What about if the power goes out or the electric is cut off to the home? [Read More]

Would You Benefit from the Emotional Support of a Pet?

Posted on: 30 November 2016

Many people can benefit from the emotional support and companionship of a pet, yet may not realize it. An emotional support animal is typically a pet that helps the handler with mental health symptoms, and that a mental health professional endorses as therapeutic for the individual. While many emotional support pets are not registered, it is best to follow state guidelines to register your emotional support pet to ensure you receive emotional support animal certification and you can take the pet in certain places, businesses, or establishments, and that your rights are protected by law. [Read More]

Tips For Training Your Dog For Police Work

Posted on: 3 November 2016

If you have a dog that you are considering training for police work, you are likely nervous and excited. You might be excited to do something so worthwhile with the relationship that you have with your dog, as well as nervous because you might not be entirely sure how to get the job done. Once you have the tasks that your dog needs to be trained to do, here are some tips to make training him or her to do those tasks a lot easier. [Read More]