Monthly Archives January 2016

Working from Home and Your Dog

Posted by Bruce Edwards on January 31, 2016  /   Posted in Really Good Dog Food and Training

So many of us have changed from working in a Company Office and have given up the daily commute to working from the comfort and convenience of our home.  This could be because we have been allowed to “telecommute” or our own business can best be done out of our home.  This saves a lot of time and can add much quality time back to our lives.

Sometimes, this “quality time” can be impacted by having our dog at our feet when we are trying to conduct business.  Understanding how to deal with this will make our relationship with our dog and our business life harmonious.

Dog Training when Working From Home

Your Dog Running Through The Door First

Posted by Bruce Edwards on January 25, 2016  /   Posted in Really Good Dog Food and Training, Really Good Pet Food

How often does your dog run ahead of you when you open the door or are simply walking from one room to the next.  Doesn’t that just drive you nuts?  The more you do things like trying to block the door with your body, put your foot out, or just yell seems to make the matter worse.

When our dogs run ahead of us, it can be more than just an annoyance.  It can also be a safety issue.  They might knock us over or jump on someone on the other side of the open door.

Train your dog to wait at the door

Agreeing to Doggie-Sit Your Friend’s Dog

Posted by Bruce Edwards on January 19, 2016  /   Posted in Really Good Pet Food

When you have a dog and your friends have dogs, it is almost inevitable that you will be asked to doggie-sit when they go away.

“Oh, he won’t be a problem!  He just sits on the floor and watches TV!  He never poops in the house!  I have never scene him growl at another dog!”

You have heard these things all before and you really have to agree to watch your friend’s dog so that you can “make” him do the same thing when you want to head down to The Keys for a long weekend.  It is important that maintain control and provide as safe and calm environment as possible.

Dog Safety when watching a friend's dog

SAFELY HAVE YOUR DOG RIDE IN THE CAR

Posted by Bruce Edwards on January 12, 2016  /   Posted in Really Good Pet Food

It is a simple necessity that we will need to transport our dog in the car.  This may be simply to the market or to the Veterinarian.  It could also be for long trips on a vacation.  No matter what the reason or the duration, we need to make sure that our dog is contained for both safety and comfort.

Training our dogs that the car is a safe and happy place is very important.  This is based on dog training exercises based on socialization and familiarization.  Just as important is containing him so that he does not become a safety hazard to us, our family, or himself.

Make sure you train your dog to ride in the car

What to do When a Dog Charges You

Posted by Bruce Edwards on January 04, 2016  /   Posted in Really Good Pet Food

At least once in our lives we have had a dog charge us.  We might have been walking down the street minding our own business or entering a room of a friend’s house.  Out of the blue we see a dog that seems really agitated running towards us, showing his teeth, and barking wildly.

Our mind flashes “What should I do?”  Our normal inclination is to turn and run as fast as we can.  At this moment in time we are not thinking clearly because we have completely forgotten that we have never outrun a dog, even when we were small and on our bicycle.  Chances are, that dog has not made the decision to jump and bite us.  We need to help that dog understand that we are uninteresting and that their best option is to leave us alone.

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