Several months ago at one of our regular walking spots we came across a lovely, although very boisterous, pup. It was clearly playful and keen to interact with our dog and, as we got closer, it started trying to pull towards us. At this point the owner violently jerked the leash several times, the pup was wearing a prong collar. Over the next few months we witnessed this same process every time the pup crossed paths with another dog.Read More
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It’s holiday time! There’ll be parties, shindigs and hootenannies; a relative will drink too much, a different relative will eat too much, other relatives will argue and the much smaller relatives will stay up past their bed time and enjoy unprecedented freedom.
But what about the dog? Whether it’s a dog that’s been in the family for years, a dog visiting from another family or even a new doggy addition, there are some things we all need to remember about those smaller relatives and how they interact with the beloved dog.Read More