How to Stop Your Dog Eating Poop

How to stop your dog eating poop

Have you ever noticed your dog sniffing something in the grass, then on closer inspection discovered he was snacking on poop! Yes I know it sounds disgusting, but it’s not that uncommon. The “official” term for poop eating is Coprophagia, and there are various reasons why a dog might do it. Cushing’s, pancreatitis or intestinal … Read more

How to Find a Pet Friendly Hotel

How to find a pet friendly hotel

You’re planning a holiday and bringing your senior dog along for the fun, so now it’s time to find a pet friendly hotel.  How Do You Know If a Hotel is Pet Friendly? If you use a booking site like booking.com for instance (I have no affiliation it’s just one I use), once you type … Read more

Is Your Dog Aggressive Around Food?

Is your dog aggressive around food

If you’ve ever tried taking the food bowl away while your pup is eating, and he’s tried to take a bite out of your hand, that’s a food aggressive dog. It could also mean your dog is having trouble seeing and got scared!  Varying feeding times and changing the location of where your dog eats, … Read more

How to Walk an Aggressive Dog

how to fix your dogs leash aggression

If your dog goes after people and other dogs while out on a walk, you need to read this article. The best way to help a dog that goes after people and other dogs on a walk is through desensitization and counter-conditioning. Desensitization involves gradual exposure to whatever brings on leash aggression, and counter-conditioning means … Read more

What to Do If Your Dog Hates the Vet

Essential things to do if your dog hates the vet

What do you do when your dog hates the vet, but a health condition makes frequent appointments necessary? To help reduce anxiety, drive to the vet, park far enough away so your dog doesn’t react, give her treats and drive home. Try that a few times. If that went well, next step is walk her … Read more

Should You Get Rid of a Dog That Bites?

Should you get rid of your dog for biting

There’s a difference between a puppy nipping because he hasn’t learned bite control yet, a dog aggressively going after someone and biting them, and an old dog that bites due to stress, anxiety, pain or vision loss. Should you automatically get rid of your dog because he bit you or someone else? No. Just because … Read more

Why Your Dog is Afraid of Children

Why is your dog afraid of children

You’ve always wanted to raise a dog and kids together, but what happens if your dog is afraid of them? Using a process known as desensitization, you may be able to make it happen. This involves the gradual introduction of your dog to your kids, and rewarding him/her every time he/she remains calm. While the … Read more

Why is Your Dog Restless at Night?

why is your dog restless at night

It’s a pretty common problem to see senior dogs waking up in the middle of the night, or spending their nights pacing and restless. Not only is it rough on our dogs, it’s also rough on us when we lose sleep, affecting mood and the ability to function well. There are several reasons why your … Read more