Browsing Archive: December, 2016

Dog Poop, Parasites and Cold Weather

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, In : Dog Poop and Parasites 

 There will always be people who do not pick up after their pets regardless of weather. Then there are those who for various reasons,  don't pick up after their pets only in inclement weather. Perhaps they don't want to follow their dog into the snow, or they have to remove their gloves and they don't want to. Perhaps some people think the cold weather will destroy any parasites so they don't worry about it.
On the contrary, some parasites can survive the cold. Giardia, for example, can surviv...
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Holiday Planning For Your Dog

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Monday, December 12, 2016, In : Dog Training 

For those of you planning on having a large holiday gathering at your home, please have a plan for your dog. Ask yourself the following questions:

1) Does my dog greet politely at the front door? If yes, great, not a problem. If not, you need a plan so your guests don’t get mugged at the door and your dog does not get reinforced for unwanted behaviour.

Will you: 
a) board him overnight elsewhere?
b) have a responsible adult in charge of the dog all evening?
c) set up his crate or prepare a diffe...

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