Tips for effective housetraining

Tips For Effective House-training

It’s important to understand that dogs do not have any attachments or respect for carpet, hardwood floors or anything that we may use as a foundation in our homes which we would like to keep clean.  They don’t know the difference nor do they care where the appropriate place is to eliminate waste, until you […]

Why Won’t My Dog Stop Barking?

Imagine you are relaxing after a long week of work, and as you start to daydream while enjoying the silence, your dog starts barking. You investigate and all seems well. With a wag of the tail, you are content in knowing all is well in your home. Then the barking starts again… Dogs bark, but […]

Boarding Options For Your Pet

Face it…even though we may love the idea of taking our pets with us when we go to visit family for the holidays or when taking a vacation, the reality of travelling with your pet is often filled with frustration and anxiety for both of you.  Your pet has needs that can’t easily be met […]

Are Holiday Plants Toxic to my Pet?

As you decorate your home for the holidays, be aware of what plants are toxic and which are not for your pets! Many of the decorative plants that we put out during the holidays are in fact not toxic, but some are and should be placed with care.  Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at […]

To Eat or Not to Eat

Not Safe Foods: chocolate, grapes & raisins, caffeine, Mushrooms, macadamia nuts, candy & gum, Sugar, Xylitol (sweetener) ALL Cooked bones, Corn cobs, sugary foods (pies), bread, yeast dough, large amounts of avocado and more… “If you know or suspect your pet has ingested or been exposed to a toxic substance, call your veterinarian, a nearby emergency animal hospital, […]

Social Encounters

Setting the tone for your dog to meet another is an important factor for introductions. You don’t want two dogs meeting each other on a tight leash head to head. Kathleen suggests that the two meet off lease in a fenced area or safe open area far away from the street. You should always have […]

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Marjorie & Asher

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Kathleen James came to our home to help us with our five-year-old Heeler mix, Asher. Asher was displaying aggressive behavior whenever a human or dog stranger came onto our property. He would bark, growl and lunge and I was afraid he was going to bite someone.

Tom Cannon & Brady

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I have owned dogs all my life but it wasn’t until I adopted a German Shorthair Pointer that I felt the need for professional training. Inside my home Brady was a well behaved and affectionate 2 year old. Outdoors he is a hunting beast. When he got loose it was bedlam.