Are Flea Control Products Safe?

Are flea and tick control products safe for your dog? Depends on who you ask. The reality is that most flea and tick control products are pesticides. Topical flea controls such as Frontline and Advantix rely on pesticides absorbed into the skin and fat of your dog to kill and repel fleas and ticks. Flea …

Fearless Flea Control On Your Dog

When your dog has fleas, all you want is for your dog to feel better and find the very best flea control. And you certainly don’t want fleas invading your home. Flea control is a two-part process: kill the live, biting fleas on your dog and kill the flea eggs, larvae, and pupae in your …

Review: Clickertraining – The 4 Secrets of Becoming a Supertrainer

What I liked: Practical, down-t0-earth approach from trainers with experience training search and rescue and military dogs Depth of information The first few chapters intelligently overview training methods – and spend a good deal of time on dog psychology to understand from the dog’s point of view why training succeeds and fails Understand what motivates …

Review – DTO Dog Training Online

What I liked Low-key approach to dog training Dogs are obviously enjoying the training Each training video is well-filmed, short, and very specific Dove seems to have a good way with dogs Dove integrates hand signals and vocal commands and demonstrates their proper use Broad range of topics covered Special attention paid to training small …

Out Damned Fleas! Ridding Your Home of Fleas

One of the biggest complaints of dog owners (and their dogs) is fleas. They bite, they multiply and they are hard to avoid. How can you relieve your dog’s itchy skin? There are chemical treatments, natural treatments, supplements, topical month-long applications. You can spray, sprinkle, and aerosol bomb. Washing, combing, ultrasonic…the ways you can spend money …

The Battle of the Itch

Scratch, scratch, scratch….scratch “Max! Stop it!” Scratch, scratch, scratch…whine. Skin problems in dogs are not only annoying to your dog, they can signal that your dog may have a medical problem that needs attention. Skin problems can take many forms. It may be just a general itching, with no apparent source. The skin can be …

Clicker Training Your Dog

If you have a dog and have started to search “dog training” one of the most popular methods that you will see is something called “clicker training.” We last trained our dogs 15 years ago and never heard about clicker training. Monty was nine months old when we adopted him. His previous owners had started training …