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Puppy Behavior

How to Care for a New Puppy

Congratulations on your new puppy! While puppies are a fun addition to families, they are also a big responsibility. Providing the best care for your new furry family member should be a top priority. Here are some of our expert tips on how to care for the new puppy in…

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Fort Collins Dog Parks

Many behavior problems in dogs are due to the lack of physical contact and socializing with other dogs. When dogs stay indoors and have no activity in their life,  boredom, loneliness and obesity set in. Keep your dog happy, healthy and out of trouble through exercises and interaction with other canines at…

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Why Does My Dog Eat Grass and Dirt?

Is your dog eating dirt or grass? Dogs aren’t picky eaters, and most dog owners recognize that. Even when owners know about their poochs’ questionable eating habits, we get a lot of questions about why they’ll munch on those things – even when there’s healthy food nearby. Usually, they’re not…

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Handling & Food Bowl Exercises

What are handling exercises and why might they be useful? Exercises that use gentle and positive handling can help to increase the enjoyment and decrease any fear associated with handling and restraint. In addition, they provide a means for achieving a relaxed state, which might then be used if the…

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Grooming and Coat Care

The general condition of your dog’s skin and coat are good indicators of its health. Although health and nutrition influence the luster and texture of your pet’s coat from the inside, regular grooming and skin care on the outside will help keep your dog’s coat clean and free of tangles,…

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Play Biting

Why is my puppy nipping and biting family members? Although often thought to be a teething behavior, nipping, mouthing and biting in young dogs is generally a form of social play. Teething is more likely to involve gnawing or chewing on household objects. The first thing you must do is…

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Socialization and Fear Prevention

What is socialization? This is the period in a puppy’s life where it develops relationships with other living beings and also learns how to behave and act in new experiences. “…the first 12 -16 weeks seem to be the most important time for young puppies to learn about their environment.”…

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Getting Started off Right With Your Puppy

When you bring a new puppy into your home there will inevitably be a period of adjustment. Your goals are to help your puppy to quickly bond to its new family, and to minimize the stress associated with leaving its mother, littermates, and former home. If there are already dogs…

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House Training Your New Puppy

How long will it take to house train my puppy? All it requires are a few basic rules to house-train puppies within a short amount of time, sometimes as little as a few days to a few weeks. This does not mean that the puppy will be able to be…

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