A big part of understanding your dog is understanding its senses and accepting that they are indeed different than humans. Both humans and dogs have the same three senses: sight, hearing and smelling, however while most humans communicate by hearing, seeing, and then smelling, dogs primarily communicate...
Category Archives: What’s Up, Dog?
January 15, 2015 - The Yes You Can Give Your Dog Oral Medication Guide 1) Problem: I put the pill in food/treat and my dog just eats around the pill. Or my dog won't eat if there are pills in the food. Answer: One way to solve this problem is to have an extra treat ready to...Read more
November 5, 2014 - Parasite Prevention "It's getting cool outside I guess I'll stop heartworm and flea/tick medication.” If you have thought or said this you are not alone. It is common to think cooler weather would extinguish those outside pests we dislike so much in the summer. However, here in the triangle area it's a...Read more
July 29, 2014 - Dog Restaurant Etiquette Beautiful weather is here, which means it’s time for more hikes, walks, and swimming. My dog Penny loves going on outdoor excursions with me, especially when she gets to explore new places. I’ve worked on training and socializing her quite a bit, and now she’s well behaved enough to join...Read more
June 17, 2014 - Understanding a Dog's SensesRead more
April 24, 2014 - Helping Your Dog Overcome the Fear of Thunder And Other Startling Noises Many dogs are frightened by sudden loud noises such as fireworks or thunder even if they've never experienced a traumatic event in association with the sounds. For some dogs this fear approaches the level of a phobia, sending them into a...Read more
April 4, 2014 - Crate Training for Your Dog or Puppy Teaching your dog to happily spend time in a crate can get you some long-term benefits. A crate can be a part of house-training, chew-training, safe traveling, and medical recovery, to mention just a few. If you invest time in crate training at the beginning, your...Read more
March 6, 2014 - Tips on How to Make Your Dog Stop Humping & Mounting Let's start by saying that dogs give the term "public displays of affection" new meaning and aren't shy about it. Dogs are considered "man's best friend", or shall we say "leg's best friend". We all know that embarrassing red-faced feeling we have...Read more
February 5, 2014 - Why Is My Dog So Grouchy? You know you own a snippy dog when certain circumstances turn him into a grouchy snapping device. While in today’s society, any expression of aggressive behavior in dogs is hardly tolerated, in the doggie world it’s just a normal way to communicate. You can reduce your dog’s...Read more
January 14, 2014 - Copraphagia: The Scoop on Poop Eating in Dogs It seems like every few months a study comes out touting the beneﬁts of pet ownership. According to the claims, stroking pets lowers our blood pressure, dog companions increase our exercise, and going to the dog park improves our sociability. But what most studies fail...Read more
October 23, 2013 - Don't Let Your Dog Get Tricked By Your Treats It's that time of year again. Time for trick or treating and buying piles of candy to have around the house. But make sure you have a safe place to store all that candy away from your dog's reach. Dogs are known for eating...Read more