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House Training a Puppy

There are two main rules to toilet training success; 1. Prevent Accidents: Supervise your puppy in the house. Use a crate when you are not sure if your puppy is “empty”. 2. Reward your puppy for going outside: Praise at the right … Continue reading

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Halloween

Halloween is just a couple of days away, so soon the door bells will be ringing, trick or treaters showing up in strange looking costumes and in the background noisy fireworks… This time of human fun can be a very … Continue reading

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Learning to love visits to the groomer

Grooming can be a stressful experience. Think about it from your puppy’s perspective: She will be left with a stranger for a good part of the day. That stranger will handle her a lot—holding her still, touching her all over. … Continue reading

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How dogs learn

Yes, your dog is always learning, whether you like it or not. But how do dogs actually learn in this human world of ours? The following is something shared on Make your Dog Smile’s Basic Manners Dog Training Class, and … Continue reading

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Christmas puppy…

  AAAAAWWWW….. What a sweet and adorable image, Christmas puppy! Who would not love one? Just think about all the joy and cuteness and mischief and fun and sweetness and playfulness and love that comes with the puppy. So YEY … Continue reading

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All about the poop…

Having a dog is great fun and brings so much pleasure, enjoyment and love into our lives. Dogs are companions and family members who love us even when we have had a bad day and feel grumpy. Their existence in … Continue reading

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Getting a dog?

Research by University College Dublin (UCD) from 2009 found that 36 percent of homes in Ireland have a dog. And now you want to join this special dog owning group? Maybe you have children who have been begging for a … Continue reading

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