In life, at one time or another, every dog will need space when they encounter other dogs or people. You may have a dog learning basic manners, behavioral modification or specialized occupational training. Some dogs may have medical reasons such as recovering from an illness or surgery, or have a physical limitation such as being deaf, blind or arthritic. Service or working dogs need space to focus on the task at hand. Some dogs are fearful of unfamiliar people or dogs. Sometimes it is the family that may need space and prefer minimal interaction on walks.
Always keep an ID tag on your pet! This is one of the quickest ways to help your pet find his or her way back home.
Be safe! No single ID is fail-safe. Use more than one method of identification.
Chip your pet! Microchip your pet and keep your contact information current.
When thinking about adding a dog or puppy to your family, it is always a good idea to research breed types and traits. The physical appearance of mixed breeds often (but not always!) provides clues about breed heritage. Knowing the breed types and traits that contributed to your dog’s ancestry is important to help your new family member grow into a well-balanced dog. Traits your dog is likely to show should match the lifestyle of your family, otherwise behavior issues may arise.
Let's give "Two Paws" up for our recent Saturday Training Class Graduates. We are very proud of these wonderful families! We also want to say “Congratulations” to the families for all their hard work.
The Paw It Forward Campaign benefiting medically at-risk animals at the Asheville Humane Society has been extended until this Friday, June 30th! We need your help!
We’ve reached the time of year when thunderstorms are frequent, and July 4th fireworks are happening soon. For many pets, loud noises and storms are not a big deal, but for others, it is a time filled with fear, stress, and even destructive behavior. We’ve learned that there is no one perfect way to manage every case of noise phobia, even in our own pets. Here are some of our stories:
Dr. Jim Earley is using different combinations of prescription medication for his three dogs affected by storm phobia:
Who can resist the cuteness of a kitten? They are soft, fluffy and can be full of mischief and boundless energy as they explore their new home. Some household items can pose a hidden danger for your new kitten. Here are some great tips on how to make your house safe for a kitten. All of the things that Dr. Becker mentions pose a grave danger to kittens.
The original article can be found here: THURSDAY, JAN 26TH, 2017 | BY DR. MARTY BECKER