Coprophagia: Stool Eating in Dogs

Coprophagia: Why Do Dogs Eat their Stool? Although my dogs never displayed coprophagia (eating their poop), I had to start dealing with this ‘dirty’ problem about 10 months ago with my oldest Border Collie. She is now 14.5 years old and was diagnosed 1 year ago with Kidney Failure. I’m not sure if that has […]

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Electronic Pet Fences

Electronic Pet Fences: What You Need to Know Electronic pet fences, e-fences, radio fences, Invisible Fences™, pet containment fences: they all amount to the same thing. A system where your dog wears a radio controlled electronic collar that shocks him whenever he crosses a certain perimeter, sometimes marked (at least at first) with little flags. […]

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe This Holiday Season

Six things to keep your dog safe during the holidays Train, don’t complain. Dogs rely on us to teach them acceptable behaviors. Jumping up, stealing food, barking, and digging are normal dog behaviors. Unfortunately for dogs, they are also behaviors few people find enjoyable. The arrival of holiday houseguests often introduces ample opportunities for dogs […]

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Teaching Your Dog Emergency Downs!

I wanted to share a quick story:   I came home the other day from a ‘Chuck-It and Frisbee- Play’ with my 4 yr old Border Collie. I pulled up into my driveway, parked, got out and went around the back, opened the tailgate and told him to ‘WAIT’. He diligently followed my orders. He […]

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