Dog Care & Training Kalamazoo MI
Dogs are fun and social creatures, but their skills are not all instinctual and are often learned. Start training as soon as is advisable when dogs are puppies, and get them socialized to other dogs and humans especially, to avoid behavioral problems down the line.
Spaying and neutering your pets is the responsible thing to do if you do not intend to breed them or raise any of their offspring, but be sure to have the procedure at the proper ages for your pet so as not to stunt or inhibit their growth or maturity. Check below for more information or to find related dog services.
Every pet needs a good general care vet and some require one or more specialty veterinarians. Be sure your vet can adequately handle your pets needs, and the your pet will be comfortable in their care. For more on vets or related pet services, check below.
Training a puppy can be one of the most frustrating and time consuming tasks of any dog owner, but it will reward you in the end with a well-adjusted and behaved dog; and besides, better to learn young, because like the saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Check below for more information.
One easy way to check puppy’s diet health is weighing it and comparing it other dogs or similar breeds normal weight for the same age. You can also do a visual and touch test to determine if your puppy needs to lose some pounds. Check below for more puppy health info or related resources.
Feeding newborn puppies requires patience. Find a comfortable seat. Cradle the puppy in your hand or in a soft towel and introduce the nipple to his mouth. You want him to swallow the droplets from the syringe and learn to suck on the nipple, not flood him with formula and hope some goes down. Check below for more information and related food products.
Whether you're in the market for a basic indoor kennel or a luxury pet hotel, dog boarding is the best way to enjoy your vacation without the pooch, while also giving him his own getaway. Check below for more.
The dog days of summer provide lots of opportunities for fun with your dog (camping, hiking, swimming, kayaking and backpacking, to name a few) but also bring a unique set of health hazards and risks pet owners should be aware of; including, but not limited to: dehydration, burned pads, parasite infestation, heat stroke, leptospirosis, and seasonal allergies. Check below for dog care tips and related services.
Dogs can and will get into mischief; it’s just their nature. But be sure you know how to handle or prevent it if your dog tries to get into real trouble; or, heaven forbid, succeeds. Check below for more.
When clicker training, avoid adding a cue until the dog is performing the behavior reliably. You want a nice steady rhythm of behavior, click, treat; behavior, click, treat. As soon as your dog eats the treat, he offers another sit. Check below for more training information or related services.
Even the friendliest, most social of dogs, needs a place to "get away from it all." Crate training a puppy or dog, when done correctly, provides them with just such a place. Check below for more training info or to find related products.
There are many different types of healthy dog goodies out there on the market and many of them are homemade dog treats. These treats should be free of preservatives and additives and contain natural or organic ingredients. Check below for more information or to find dog food suppliers.
The internet and phonebook can be helpful in locating a dog groomer, but even better is a satisfied friend or trusted professional's reference. Ask your vet, trainer, breeder or rescue organization, and friends if they can recommend any good groomers in your area. Check below for more information.
A dog becomes socialized by interacting with other canines and learning their verbal cues and body language. Obedience classes are good way to have your dog meet others in a controlled environment, while receiving useful training as well. Read below for more information or to find other dog related services.
Selecting the right trainer can often be a frustrating process. Dog training is an unregulated industry, so anyone can print up business cards and market themselves as a dog trainer, behaviorist, or "psychologist," no experience or education required. Check all references and certification/educational background before deciding. For more information, scroll below.
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Dog parks are a great place for dogs to meet other canines, socialize and get exercise, especially if they may be a bit overweight. It’s also a fun and relaxed place for owners to meet, as well. Check below for more information.
Even with preventative actions such as vaccinating, Parvovirus can attack. Parvo is a viral canine disease, and the virus grows in rapidly dividing cells such as the intestinal lining. For more information and to find related treatments, check below.
Very few puppies will be housetrained when you get them. If they're slightly older, such as 16 weeks, your pup may be well on his way (pups under ten weeks cannot control their urination more than a few hours). Check below for more information.
Dogs thrive on routine and, though they do not keep track of time like we do, their circadian rhythm, or internal clock, makes it possible for them to tell when it's close to the time for a routine task. Keep this in mind when training dogs for new tasks or behaviors. For more information, check below.
It's important to have your dog vaccinated at proper intervals and ages. Leptospirosis vaccines especially causes lots of controversy. Lepto can spread to people and it is becoming more prevalent, so many vets are now recommending giving it with initial puppy vaccines and boostering every year. Check below for more on vaccinating your pet and for other pet care related information.
Heartworm treatment is a very important part of dog health care. One common parasite is the dirofilaria immitis, a roundworm parasite that travels from host to host through the blood, transferred by mosquitoes biting multiple victims. The worm itself is a filament-like, slim worm that completes its life cycle in mammals. Check below for more info and related dog treatments and care.
Be prepared for pet emergencies and always have a pet first aid kit handy, especially if you have a pet with known ailments and disorders, such as large dogs that tend to need emergency care for bloating. For more information, check below.