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How To Play Tug-Of-War with Your Dog. (Blog #104)

How To Play Tug-Of-War with Your Dog. (Blog #104)

In this week’s episode of Raising Your Paws (ep. 104) I explained the reasons that the game ofWTug of war is considered to be the best game to play with your dog. Listen below to segment three at timestamp, 25:58 to find out why. Alot of it has to do with satisfying...

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How to Deter Attacking Dogs. (Blog #96)

How to Deter Attacking Dogs. (Blog #96)

In this week's podcast episode I tell the story of an incident that happened in my town recently where two dogs broke free from the person that was walking them, and wound up attacking two other different dogs being walked, causing injuries to both the canines and the...

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Preventing Children From Getting Bitten By Dogs. (Blog # 95)

Preventing Children From Getting Bitten By Dogs. (Blog # 95)

We have gotten good at teaching children that they need to ask a person if they can pet their dog before they come close to do so. For the last few years, every child that Rosy and I come upon on our walks, politely asks me if they can pet her. What we don’t think...

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What to Expect from An Adolescent Dog. (Blog #92)

What to Expect from An Adolescent Dog. (Blog #92)

If your puppy is between 6 - 8 months old, (11 months or older in larger breeds) you may have noticed its cute, compliant and quiet behavior has changed.  Almost overnight, your "baby" has gotten rebellious, noisy, is breaking the rules, ignores you AND has an...

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Reasons to Get a Small Breed Dog. (Blog # 89)

Reasons to Get a Small Breed Dog. (Blog # 89)

Nine reasons to get a small breed dog. By no means do I want you to think that I prefer small dogs to larger ones. I don’t. I think all dogs can be wonderful and admire all sizes, breeds and mixed mutts.  My dog Rosy is a medium sized mix of Shetland Sheepdog, German...

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How a Dog Warns You They May Bite. (Blog #84)

How a Dog Warns You They May Bite. (Blog #84)

One of the major reasons people get bitten by dogs they know, has to do with something the canines  inherited from their wolf ansestors - the response to having to compete with others. In competition for resources such as food or territory with other wild animals, ...

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How to Increase Your Dog’s Happiness. (Blog #76)

How to Increase Your Dog’s Happiness. (Blog #76)

Get them SEEKING more. This is one of the core emotion systems in your dogs brain. In your's as well by the way. The SEEKING system is a combination of emotions -  wanting, looking, curiosity. Overall,  it makes us and our dogs feel happy.  In this week's episode of...

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Top Two Things to Do With Newly Adopted Pets

(Photo Credit: ''A Sound Beginning") Above is the segment from Twin Cities Live where Susan and Elizabeth discussed Pet Adoption. As exciting an occasion it is to bring home a newly adopted pet, it can be a very stressful experience for the dog or cat with everything...

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