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Why Do Dogs Dig? behavior modification canine enrichment dog behavior dog training Oct 06, 2021

The simple answer is that it is fun and enriching for your dog to dig.

Enrichment, defined loosely, is dogs' primal needs, even when they are inconvenient for humans. Primal needs for your dog can be anything from sniffing and digging to chasing. These habits can be more assertive in certain...

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Surviving Canine Allergies dog allergies dog health dog nutrition dog training Sep 29, 2021

Hello Fall: Surviving Allergy Season With Your Dog.

 

Allergy season is among us in the Carolinas. This season can be rough on a human's immune system, let alone our furry companions. Below are some natural ways to help your dogs' immune system help fight off their allergies. 

 

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Housebreaking Your Puppy dog training puppy training Aug 25, 2021
This is the most important and very first thing you want to train your puppy on. Housebreaking takes time, patience, and management.
 
Management means no “free-roaming” for the dog and uses a kennel, X-pens, or teether to keep an eye on the puppy at all times. Management...
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Fact or Myth: Just Throw Your Dog In Water Aug 25, 2021
Yes, it's a myth, while most dogs are born with the ability to swim, not all are. Just throwing your dog into the pool or lake is the fastest way to make them go into a fight or flight state. Dog's bodies can take up to 6 days to fully recover from one trigger. 
 

Dog Swimming Tips:

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Protecting Our Pups Feet from the Heat dog behavior dog health Jul 14, 2021

Hot Dog Summer: Protecting Our Pups Feet from the Heat

It’s important to remember as this summer continues to burn on, that the asphalt may be too hot for your dog to walk on. There is a quick way to check-called the “Seven Second Test” where you take the back of your hand and...

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Charlotte Area Dog Friendly Adventures charlotte local dog adventures dog behavior enrichment Jun 30, 2021

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Dog-Friendly Adventures 

Just like us, our pups love an opportunity to get out of the house to socialize with others and to bond with their human. Not only is it good for their socialization skills, but their mental and physical health as well! Below we’ll share some of...
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Questions To Ask A Breeder dog behavior dog training puppy training responsible breeding Jun 09, 2021

  

Questions To Ask A Breeder: Spotting Red Flags 

If you're a Carolinian, you might have seen the news recently about the puppy mill/ hoarding bust of 80 dogs. This bust has caused the York County Shelter to shut down temporarily. 
 
Let me start by saying if you can...
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Fact or Myth: Should Dogs Sniff behavior modification canine enrichment decompression dog adventures let them sniff May 27, 2021
 

When I first began dog training, sniffing was taboo. I was taught to keep my dogs right beside me and make sure they "obey" every command. Five years ago, things were a lot different, and if your dog sniffed, they were corrected, or the leash got shorter. Suppose a dog does not have the...

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A-Z DOGS: Who Are We? behavior modification charlotte local dog training May 19, 2021
We love our badass dog parents that are ready for a change and want to help their dog be as awesome as they are.
 
 
Even as a dog trainer, I have been in your shoes. My dogs have had leash reactivity, socialization issues, or behavioral problems. I’ve had to rehabilitate and...
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The Best Canine Enrichment Toys behavior modification canine enrichment dog training Apr 14, 2021

The Best Canine Enrichment Toys

 
Enrichment is the act of your dog doing an innate ability, like forging, sniffing, and digging. Any dog can benefit from enrichment feeding and activities. It can get your dog excited about eating, alone time, or just help burn off some extra mental energy....
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