Puppy Training: Putting the Best Paw Forward

iStock_000016868430_SmallBringing home a new puppy can be a very exciting (and overwhelming) time. Your new family member is getting used to his or her surroundings, and you are getting used to caring for a puppy.

While it is fun to sit back and enjoy your new dog, getting started early with training is very important. Behavioral issues are the leading cause of pet surrenders to shelters, and with 85% of puppies not receiving proper training, the issue is huge. Make sure that you are providing your new puppy with a solid training foundation so that you are able to raise a well-behaved, loving dog that you can enjoy for many years to come.

Starting off your new puppy with training classes can have numerous benefits, including the following…

Puppy Training and Socialization

Your new puppy is part of your family, and it is important that he or she learn how to behave within your “pack”. This means that your Continue…

At-Home Care for Your Pet’s Allergy Symptoms

iStock_000021258496_SmallIt can be miserable to watch your pets suffer from seasonal allergies. They roll around on the floor, rub up against furniture, scratch incessantly, and bite, lick, and chew at sensitive areas non-stop. Unfortunately, this behavior can result in further irritation and even infection; not to mention, it just hurts to see your best friend in discomfort.

There are, however, some things you can do at home to ease your pet’s allergy symptoms.

 

At-Home Remedies for Your Pet’s Allergy Symptoms

  • Dump the Plastic – If your pet eats and drinks from plastic bowls, dump them! Plastic can be a vector for bacteria, which grow in the tiny cracks that develop over time. These bacteria can cause acne around the lips, chin, eyes, and ears. You will be better to use stainless steel, glass, or ceramic food dishes and clean them weekly.

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