Leash Walking Tips Remember loose-leash-walking takes practice and patience! Your dog may look like a yo-yo for a while while they’re learning that pulling won’t get them where they’re going. Also note, your dog will NOT learn how to loose-leash-walk on a retractable leash. If your dog pulls forward on a retractable leash and the leash extends, your dog just learned “pulling gets me there faster!” Source: julianajean & Bark Post
Schools are officially back in session! As we transition our children back into their school year routines, we should also keep in mind that our pets need adjustment, too. Read local dog trainer Kat Stevens-Stanley’s tips for helping your whole family, fur children included, adjust to their new schedules.
The Citadel has two bulldog mascots, Boo and General, whose main duty is to provide morale for the Corps of Cadets, faculty and staff and all of the Bulldog athletic teams. Other duties include barking at opposing teams, eating numerous dog biscuits throughout the day and being pampered by the cadets that help take care of them while school is in session.
So how do you tell when your dog is in pain? It may seem obvious, but that is not always the case. Most dogs have a high threshold for pain, and since they can’t complain like people do, it is sometimes easy to miss the signs that they are in pain. Click the picture to read more.
What Your Dog’s Body Language Means Dogs communicate through a variety of body signals. From barking to tail wagging, dogs have many ways to display what they are thinking. For example, noticing the differences between a dog’s weight distributions can help you decipher whether your dog is alert or excited. As a dog owner, it is vital to be able to interpret these messages to better understand your four-legged best friend. Click the pic to keep reading.
Potty Time Is NOT Play Time It’s not the time Fido gets to roll in the grass by Coco’s house. Potty time is potty time. Your dog only needs the length of the leash to do their business. This is especially true for those night time potty-breaks. It might be cute the first time, but eventually you won’t want to take Fido out at 3 A.M. Take your dog to do their business and put your pup right back to bed. Source: @paigetester Barkpost