Dog Fitness

June 21st, 2010

Fitness isn’t just about exercise. A good diet, mental stimulation, socialization, and being part of family life are all just as important for keeping your dog in good physical and mental health. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Pet Care Tips!

June 8th, 2010

Summer is a time for both you and your pet to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors, but along with the fun, the season also offers up situations that can endanger your pet. By taking precautions, you can decrease the chance that disaster will happen. The Humane Society offers these tips for pet owners to keep their furry friends safe this summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Ear Care

June 1st, 2010

Although a dog’s ears need to be regularly monitored for his entire life, a little basic maintenance is generally all that’s required to keep them clean and healthy.

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Adopt George!

May 18th, 2010

Nick will be running with George, a handsome greyhound mix up for adoption with Pet Helpers, at Saturday’s Green and Lean 5K starting at Brittlebank Park in downtown Charleston.  Please read on to find out about George! Read the rest of this entry »

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

May 17th, 2010

In a 2008 pet health study conducted by the VPI pet insurance company, ear infections were the number one reason dog owners sought veterinary care. Thorough and regular ear cleaning and maintenance can help your dog avoid ear problems and infections. Read the rest of this entry »

What are you feeding your dog?

May 11th, 2010

Dog Food Advisor is a website that breaks down the make-up of most dog foods on the market today – both dry and canned. Read the rest of this entry »

Teach Your Dog Self-Control

May 9th, 2010

Dogs often misbehave because they lack self-control. This lack of control is at the root of a number of behavior problems, including jumping up, bolting out the door, and demanding attention. You can begin to get some control over your dog’s behavior by putting him to work. This means that you are going to ask your dog to do something for you, such as sitting or lying down, before he is allowed to do the things he wants to do, like eating, going for a walk, or playing a game with you. Many dog trainers refer to this as Nothing In Life is Free (NILF). Read the rest of this entry »

Positive Reinforcement Training for Dogs

May 4th, 2010

Using positive reinforcement to train your dog means you are rewarding the behaviors you like, and ignoring the behaviors you do not like. You can use treats, praise, or life rewards (i.e. games, walks, car rides) to reward your dog’s good behavior. Clicker training is one effective way of using positive reinforcement to train your dog, but it’s possible to use rewards without the clicker. There are a number of benefits to training your dog with positive reinforcement: Read the rest of this entry »

The Mighthy Flea

April 28th, 2010

Fleas are one of the most troublesome problems that can afflict pets and the people who own them. However, they are also one of the easiest to prevent if you just take a few simple precautions. Read the rest of this entry »

Teaching Your Dog To Come To You

April 22nd, 2010

Teaching your dog to come to you when called is one of the most important basic commands. Once this command is mastered, you can protect him from a potentially dangerous situation by calling him to you. You can teach this command to a young puppy as soon as he learns his name. Read the rest of this entry »

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