Are you thinking about getting a puppy? Or, do you currently have a puppy and are having some difficulty in training her? Social experiences, exposure to different locations and environments, noise, sights, surfaces, objects and more; all of these are very important experiences in raising a pup. At ICAN we call it The Puppy's Rule of 12.
For a dog owner, summertime brings an array of potential issues that could affect the safety and health of your pet. This article provides some of the conditions and scenarios your dog may encounter and provides guidance on how to handle them.
Dogs are self centered. They are not motivated to please you unless there is a reward in it for them.
Dogs are amoral- they steal, cheat and lick themselves in public. THEY know what is "rewarding" vs. "not rewarding"
Every interaction with a dog is a training moment.
Dogs feel our emotions,...
Need some tips on how to keep your pup from chewing on your shoes or other household items? Click here to find out more.
Routine ear care starts immediately with looking in the ears daily, playing with the ears and sticking your finger just inside the ear for the pup to get use to handling of the ears. Gradually add the use of a cotton ball in the ear, that is dry, so that this is not a scary object either.
Eyes should always look bright, clear, the whites of the eye should be white and have no discharge. Sometimes eyes will have a clear liquid discharge, a white gooey discharge, red liquid discharge or black/brown debris. These types of discharge is normal responses that the body can have for various reasons.
During the winter season we need to take a few precautions to keep the dogs safe. Here are some common concerns about winter safety and dogs!
Ovariohysterectomy (OVH) is the medical word for spay for female dogs. When a dog has an OVH, the ovaries and uterus are surgically removed, typically at 6 months of age. Dogs have a heat cycle every 6 months, starting between 6 to 9 months old.
Urinary issues can be very common among dogs. Learn about eight of the most common issues here!
Learn some tips and information about what to do when you notice your dog is vomiting, regurgitating, or belching.