Is Your Dog Dominant?

Here is a really big, really important question: Is my puppy dominant? Or Is my rescue dominant? Or is my adult dog dominant? And I have the answer!   The fact is that your puppy is not dominant. Because dogs do not suffer from “dominant personality disorder” the way that people do. (I’m sure you’ve […]

Accepting a Collar and Leash

The first time your “wild” puppy has to wear a collar or harness can be a strange experience and the first exposure to the leash is often going to yield a less than impressed canine. Getting your puppy to accept this kind of free-confinement can be a bit tricky and many puppies rebel quite openly […]

Beginner Clip: Body (HG 5)

This is the blog married to the fifth video in my Home Groom Series (hence the ‘HG 5’ in the title). The related video will be linked at the end of this post. This video shows Ginger, a puppy who is about 14 weeks of age and ready for her first real, full hair cut. […]

Coprophagia… Just Say No!

Coprophagia is the eating of one’s own fecal matter and the fancy term for the behavior that dogs sometimes exhibit… that is they can eat their own poop. This is in direct violation of my number one health recommendation for all humans and canines: Don’t Eat Poop! BUT WHY??? Many times this nasty and dangerous […]

How to Groom a Cockapoo

If you own a cockapoo you may be starting to notice that your little furry friend requires some amount of grooming. All cockapoos require a comb out every week at a minimum. I like using a simple metal-toothed comb and while I’ve used every other fancy comb and brush in existence the metal toothed comb […]