Feeding your dog Life’s Abundance Premium Dog Food is a great step in the right direction of providing him with the bond and safety he craves and needs.  In addition, obedience and behavior training is very important in assuring that you have a great dog for life and the proper companion for the entire family.

We would like to share some of the articles we have written over the years and continue to write regarding dog safety, obedience, and behavior.  We hope you enjoy them.

How Will My Dog, My Family, and I Survive our Thanksgiving Trip Home?

Going on a family trip over Thanksgiving or Christmas is never on the “Top Ten Things I Want to Do” list.  Adding that the trip is a road trip and that you will have your family dog with you in the car and at your relatives and in the car coming back makes it even just that more special.  You love your dog at home, what is the problem with a road trip and at the relatives?

As with any new experiences, you are not sure how your dog will react.  You can resolve your fears is you prepare your dog for the trip and experience at your relatives.  Practicing “road trips” before you actually start out on your long journey will help you proactively resolve issues and make the actual trip a happy and safe time for all.

Robin and I have created a great training article that provides simple steps to make your road trip to and from your relatives a great time for the entire family.  We also provide a process to help you and everyone at your relatives’ house to help your dog feel safe and happy.  Having a fun and joyous dog with you during the Holidays can be a great thing. Please read our article titled “How Will My Dog, My Family, and I Survive our Thanksgiving Trip Home” to learn more.

Holiday road trips can be hard even without your dog. Make sure you and your dog are ready for the holiday road trip to your parents

How Do I Teach My Dog Good Food Manners?

When your dog nips and growls when you get near him when he is eating, he is exhibiting food aggression.  You may not think this is a big deal because you have decided just to stay away when he is eating.  The problem is that these actions may be caused by more serious issues.

Your dog should understand that you are the ultimate protector and provider for him and the rest of the pack.  When you give him food, it should be your right to take it away or manipulate it.  Nobody except you should touch the food you have given him.

When your dog starts to take the role of “food protector”, the natural balance in your overall relationship has been disturbed.  Robin and I have a great dog training article that explains what has happened and provides you with a very detailed plan to resolve this serious behavioral and social issue.  Please read our dog training article titled “How Do I Teach My Dog Good Food Manners”.

It is important to remove any food aggression your dog may diaplay as wuickly as possible.

 

How Do I Pick a Good Veterinarian for my Dog?

Our dogs are a very important part of our family and we want to keep them safe, happy, and healthy.  The problem is that we often don’t know when our dogs may be sick or hurt.  They can’t just say “I feel sick and want to stay home from school”.

That is why having a great Veterinarian that we love and our dog loves is very important for our dog’s health.  Picking a Veterinarian is often a mystery.  We don’t know how to find a Vet and don’t know what to ask when we find them.

Even though we have tons of technology and social media at our fingertips, we find that the best way to find a Vet that is right for us is through face-to-face meetings and letting our dogs decide.  Robin and I have a great dog training article that lists the steps you need to find the great Vets in your area and then find the Vet that is right for you.  Please check out our article titled “How Do I Pick a Good Veterinarian for my Dog”.  It will give you peace of mind and your dog a long and happy life.

How do I find the right Vet for me and my dog?

How Should I Prepare for a Halloween Costume Party with my Dog?

Halloween costume parties can be a lot of fun for humans.  We understand what is going on and, normally, we actually picked out our costume.  We know what is happening and we are comfortable and excited about wearing our costume and showing it to all our friends.  We know our friends will be wearing costumes too.

Since we love Halloween Costume Parties and we love our dogs, it is just logical that we should have a Halloween Costume Party for our dogs.  This is not always the case.  Normally, our dogs never get the memo about the costumes, the loud and scary place, and all those strange other animals that look really weird that will be right up and in their faces.

Again, we forgot to put ourselves in our dogs’ paws.  This is normally a bad thing and can lead to some very scary and unsafe situations.  We need to prepare our dog for the event. Robin and I have a great dog training article titled “How Should I Prepare for a Halloween Costume Party with my Dog” that will get both you and your dog ready to have a great time.

Properly prepare your dog for a Halloween Costume Party

How Can I Keep My Dog Safe on Halloween?

Halloween is currently the most popular holiday in America.  On Halloween and even days before October 31st, there are parties, costumes, food, and all other “Halloween things” going on.

We can understand these special and unique activities and love to be a part of these “fun and scary things”.  The problem is that we can comprehend that they are special, make-believe, and unique to a particular day.  Our dogs do not understand.

The loud noises, strange costumes, unusual foods, etc. are the exact things that will scare our dogs and even put them in danger.  They may lash out at “a ghost”, run out of the yard because the are frightened by a noise or light, eat unattended chocolates or other foods that are poisonous to them.

We need to understand how we can have a great Halloween for our entire family.  That includes our dogs too.  Robin and I have a great dog training and canine safety article titled “How Can I Keep My Dog Safe on Halloween” that will make America’s favorite holiday great for all.

Keep Halloween safe and happy for both you and your doggie

 

How Do I Keep My Dog Calm At The Front Door?

When someone comes to the front door, it is often an event that causes adrenaline and many “mixed signals”.  If you think about it, the house is normally quiet and consistent.  Suddenly, a bell rings or there are pounding knocks at the front of the house.  We rush to the door and our dog needs to instantly decide if everything is fine.

Dogs, like people, are very territorial.  When someone comes to the edge of our territory, they need to determine if they are “friend of foe”. They often look to us for that answer.   Based on that answer, they will either “calmly ignore” or “actively engage”.

We often do not send the right signal or send no signal at all.  Given this “confusion”, our dog normally defaults into their “actively engage” mode.  That is where all the excited barking, running, and jumping is coming from.  Robin and I have a great training tip that will solve this issue for you.  Please read our dog training article titled “How Do I Keep My Dog Calm At The Front Door”.

Make sure that answering the front door with your dog is calm and safe.

Feeding your dog Life’s Abundance Premium Dog Food is a great step in the right direction of providing him with the bond and safety he craves and needs.  In addition, obedience and behavior training is very important in assuring that you have a great dog for life and the proper companion for the entire family.

We would like to share some of the articles we have written over the years and continue to write regarding dog safety, obedience, and behavior.  We hope you enjoy them.

How Will My Dog, My Family, and I Survive our Thanksgiving Trip Home?

Going on a family trip over Thanksgiving or Christmas is never on the “Top Ten Things I Want to Do” list.  Adding that the trip is a road trip and that you will have your family dog with you in the car and at your relatives and in the car coming back makes it even just that more special.  You love your dog at home, what is the problem with a road trip and at the relatives?

As with any new experiences, you are not sure how your dog will react.  You can resolve your fears is you prepare your dog for the trip and experience at your relatives.  Practicing “road trips” before you actually start out on your long journey will help you proactively resolve issues and make the actual trip a happy and safe time for all.

Robin and I have created a great training article that provides simple steps to make your road trip to and from your relatives a great time for the entire family.  We also provide a process to help you and everyone at your relatives’ house to help your dog feel safe and happy.  Having a fun and joyous dog with you during the Holidays can be a great thing. Please read our article titled “How Will My Dog, My Family, and I Survive our Thanksgiving Trip Home” to learn more.

Holiday road trips can be hard even without your dog. Make sure you and your dog are ready for the holiday road trip to your parents

How Do I Teach My Dog Good Food Manners?

When your dog nips and growls when you get near him when he is eating, he is exhibiting food aggression.  You may not think this is a big deal because you have decided just to stay away when he is eating.  The problem is that these actions may be caused by more serious issues.

Your dog should understand that you are the ultimate protector and provider for him and the rest of the pack.  When you give him food, it should be your right to take it away or manipulate it.  Nobody except you should touch the food you have given him.

When your dog starts to take the role of “food protector”, the natural balance in your overall relationship has been disturbed.  Robin and I have a great dog training article that explains what has happened and provides you with a very detailed plan to resolve this serious behavioral and social issue.  Please read our dog training article titled “How Do I Teach My Dog Good Food Manners”.

It is important to remove any food aggression your dog may diaplay as wuickly as possible.

 

How Do I Pick a Good Veterinarian for my Dog?

Our dogs are a very important part of our family and we want to keep them safe, happy, and healthy.  The problem is that we often don’t know when our dogs may be sick or hurt.  They can’t just say “I feel sick and want to stay home from school”.

That is why having a great Veterinarian that we love and our dog loves is very important for our dog’s health.  Picking a Veterinarian is often a mystery.  We don’t know how to find a Vet and don’t know what to ask when we find them.

Even though we have tons of technology and social media at our fingertips, we find that the best way to find a Vet that is right for us is through face-to-face meetings and letting our dogs decide.  Robin and I have a great dog training article that lists the steps you need to find the great Vets in your area and then find the Vet that is right for you.  Please check out our article titled “How Do I Pick a Good Veterinarian for my Dog”.  It will give you peace of mind and your dog a long and happy life.

How do I find the right Vet for me and my dog?

How Should I Prepare for a Halloween Costume Party with my Dog?

Halloween costume parties can be a lot of fun for humans.  We understand what is going on and, normally, we actually picked out our costume.  We know what is happening and we are comfortable and excited about wearing our costume and showing it to all our friends.  We know our friends will be wearing costumes too.

Since we love Halloween Costume Parties and we love our dogs, it is just logical that we should have a Halloween Costume Party for our dogs.  This is not always the case.  Normally, our dogs never get the memo about the costumes, the loud and scary place, and all those strange other animals that look really weird that will be right up and in their faces.

Again, we forgot to put ourselves in our dogs’ paws.  This is normally a bad thing and can lead to some very scary and unsafe situations.  We need to prepare our dog for the event. Robin and I have a great dog training article titled “How Should I Prepare for a Halloween Costume Party with my Dog” that will get both you and your dog ready to have a great time.

Properly prepare your dog for a Halloween Costume Party

How Can I Keep My Dog Safe on Halloween?

Halloween is currently the most popular holiday in America.  On Halloween and even days before October 31st, there are parties, costumes, food, and all other “Halloween things” going on.

We can understand these special and unique activities and love to be a part of these “fun and scary things”.  The problem is that we can comprehend that they are special, make-believe, and unique to a particular day.  Our dogs do not understand.

The loud noises, strange costumes, unusual foods, etc. are the exact things that will scare our dogs and even put them in danger.  They may lash out at “a ghost”, run out of the yard because the are frightened by a noise or light, eat unattended chocolates or other foods that are poisonous to them.

We need to understand how we can have a great Halloween for our entire family.  That includes our dogs too.  Robin and I have a great dog training and canine safety article titled “How Can I Keep My Dog Safe on Halloween” that will make America’s favorite holiday great for all.

Keep Halloween safe and happy for both you and your doggie

 

How Do I Keep My Dog Calm At The Front Door?

When someone comes to the front door, it is often an event that causes adrenaline and many “mixed signals”.  If you think about it, the house is normally quiet and consistent.  Suddenly, a bell rings or there are pounding knocks at the front of the house.  We rush to the door and our dog needs to instantly decide if everything is fine.

Dogs, like people, are very territorial.  When someone comes to the edge of our territory, they need to determine if they are “friend of foe”. They often look to us for that answer.   Based on that answer, they will either “calmly ignore” or “actively engage”.

We often do not send the right signal or send no signal at all.  Given this “confusion”, our dog normally defaults into their “actively engage” mode.  That is where all the excited barking, running, and jumping is coming from.  Robin and I have a great training tip that will solve this issue for you.  Please read our dog training article titled “How Do I Keep My Dog Calm At The Front Door”.

Make sure that answering the front door with your dog is calm and safe.