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Doggy obsessions: how to deal with strange behaviors

September 6, 2018 By admin

It’s natural as a pet owner to look at your dog behaving strangely and to automatically freak out. Whether he’s obsessively chasing his tail or hoarding your possessions, there seems to be no rational explanation for the behavior, and yet he does it time and time again. Well the good news is that you’re not alone: dogs far and wide have acted like this since time immemorial, and with a firm hand and a few of the following pointers in mind, you should be able to counteract the behavior in no time at all. Read More
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Now Grooming Sundays!

August 31, 2018 By admin

As our Grooming has continued to grow we have decided to open up Sundays for Grooming appointments. You can now schedule your dog for a groom 7 days a week! Cats can be scheduled Friday, Saturday, or Sunday! Call grooming today to schedule your pets S-Paw Day. 651-275-8939 ext 2… Read More
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How to curb your dog’s barking

August 30, 2018 By admin

Dogs bark. Of course they do. Everyone knows that the yap or howl or cry is one of the main ways a dog talks to its owner and communicates to the world. By that token, the occasional woof is perfectly normal.  But a dog that barks incessantly can cause the neighbors consternation and can prove a deterrent to visitors. The animal is using vocal language to communicate a problem, and is controlling the home, unintentionally or other otherwise.  As the owner, you’re in charge, and here are some ways… Read More
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Daily doggy care: Caring for their eyes, teeth and fur

August 23, 2018 By admin

Dogs love to get dirty, to play in mud and drag their bodies all across your living room floor. Unfortunately that doesn’t make life very pleasant for your or the other occupants of the house, so to ensure home life is harmonious for all, your dog is going to need to adopt a certain level of hygiene. That, inevitably, comes down to you to enforce. The problem is that dogs aren’t all that willing to let themselves be scrubbed clean; letting someone wash their coat and brush their teeth and clean out their eyes… Read More
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5 secrets all dog owners should know

August 16, 2018 By admin

If you own a dog, you’ve no doubt fallen into the same trap as everyone else. You’ve looked at your beloved pet and thought: you’re an extension of me; you think the same way, you see things the same way, you want the same things. It’s human nature to attribute our feelings and wants and needs to a companion that’s so often beside us. But while dogs are quite capable of making us happy, they tend to have a very different way of assessing the world. And as for those thoughts… Read More
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Keeping your dog cool in summer

August 15, 2018 By admin

Summer is here and the Fahrenheit is rising, but while it’s tough on you and me, dogs can really struggle in the heat. Our furry friends don’t have sweat glands the size of ours, for one, and have to make do with heat extraction through their paws. The other way they cool down is by panting a lot, but when they’ve got a hot fur coat to contend with as well, that’s not always enough. Warning signs include excessively red gums, thick saliva and a very high body temperature. Read More
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How to care for a dog suffering from dementia

August 9, 2018 By admin

Dogs don’t only age physically. In fact, many of the biggest ailments they face in their advancing years are all mental. Doggy dementia can cause a host of behavioral changes including separation anxiety and disorientation. From about the age of 11 onwards, the likelihood of your dog suffering from dementia shoots up, and experts estimate that more than half of dogs aged 15 or older are suffering from some form of cognitive decline. The question is, what you can you do about it to make your dog’s life as easy and pleasant… Read More
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How to deal with your dog’s hyperactivity

July 26, 2018 By admin

A hyperactive dog can be a real headache. Whether he’s digging holes in the yard and burying your valuables, making a noise or jumping up at you and guests, you’ll want to curb this sort of behavior ASAP. The good news is that, with the right approach, it’s entirely possible to put a lid on it. Tip #1: Ignore it Hyperactivity is often a bargaining tactic. Your dog is saying: “I’ll keep making a ruckus until you acknowledge I’m here and give me some attention.” So do the… Read More
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How to tame your dog’s aggression

July 19, 2018 By admin

Aggression is a common problem dog owners face, and it’s a reality every owner dreads. Certain breeds are more passive than others, but even the most good-natured litter occasionally produces a dog that growls more than it wags its tail.   The good news is that professional help is everywhere you look, and if your dog is displaying repeated antisocial or aggressive behavior you need to enlist the services of a proper trainer immediately.   Taking him into public when he’s improperly conditioned is dangerous to others. Moving objects, like a runner going… Read More
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Famous dogs in history

July 12, 2018 By admin

In the last few articles we’ve talked about how dogs and humans are similar in ways we often don’t realize, and today, it’s time to look at another aspect of doggy culture that mirrors our own: the canine celebrity. Apollo German Shepherd 350 rescue dogs were deployed at the site of the Twin Towers’ destruction on September 11, 2001. Appollo was the first dog on the scene with his handler Pete Davis, a mere fifteen minutes after the attack. For sixteen hours a day, Appollo and… Read More
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