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Category: Doggie Behavior

SEVEN FUN TOYS YOUR DOG REALLY LIKES

Grandma watches dogs play for hours every week so feels somewhat qualified to let you know which toys are the best.  At our daycare, these are the Never Fail entertainers over time.  Be advised that although a dog may not take to a toy at first that doesn’t mean it won’t be a favorite later.…
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BEAGLES TO THE RESCUE

About midnight, Baxter leapt up from my bedroom floor and raced downstairsbarking and baying. Kiyu waited a beat but figured this was an emergency so she followed, making her Beagles to the Rescue noises in full throat. Since they never bark at night, I rolled out of bed and stumbled downstairs, figuring something was on…
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LITTLE DOGS GET NO RESPECT

Please don’t think that just because your tiny dog has been putting up with it means he won’t bite you…or the kids.  What recourse does a small dog have?   We have a seven-pound daycare dog that is just now, after more than six months, getting past his fear of being grabbed and held for…
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CONFIDENCE CAN CHANGE YOUR DOG’S WORLD

  I have an owner in Manners Class that says the best thing her dog gets from training is Confidence. Confidence can make a fearful dog calm: It enables dogs to relax around other dogs, other people, and new situations: It may even make a reactive dog into one that takes life in stride.  (If…
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WHY TEACH A DOG TO FIND SMELLS WHEN HE DOES THAT NATURALLY?!?

Why teach a dog to “Find It.” Legitimate question.  A dog can find a treat no bigger than a pencil eraser and a shred of cheese on the floor is easy. So why on earth would we have a training class called SNIFF IT? As a beagle owner, I have dogs that are born to…
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Photo of graffiti showing dog mounting R2D2

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOUNTING

Okay, so let’s talk about mounting. My first thought is to say, “Get over it!” Not to the dogs. To the humans. It may mean something to you. Well, I know it does because I see people get so embarrassed when their dogs do it. But it’s a dog thing. And you need to let them…
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WHOSE DOG WAS THE HUMPER?

Grandma’s Facebook video of the humping dogs at daycare created a buzz. Generally, the owner comments were in the nature of “I’m glad my dog was absent that day or it would have been him” “Oh no! You might know it would be my dog!” Grandma’s comment was that she really didn’t want to post…
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DOGGIE POOL PARTY

Yippee, Pool Party! Your dog may take these words as an invitation to jump into the middle of kids playing “Marco Polo” or as her time to scout for crumbs under deck chairs. Either way, some water safety tips are in order. Some dogs don’t like to swim. And some shouldn’t. One day Buddy, a…
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OUT TO DINNER

Baxter and Kiyu, the Beagles, accompanied my son, Kise, and me to dinner last night.  They’ve been out for coffee before but this was their first restaurant dinner experience. We went to Mullany’s Harp & Fiddle in The Strip District, where we met up with a number of nice dogs and their owners who are…
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