Understanding some of the key findings from the latest research on vaccinations, tick and flea control, parasite and worm prevention, spaying and neutering, allergy tests and treatments, choosing dog food, and anxiety medications helps you making informed ...
About: Happy Dog Training
Ralf is the president and lead behaviorist of Happy Dog Training. Ralf is a certified dog trainer (IACP CDT), a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, an AKC approved evaluator for the AKC Puppy Star, CGC and Advanced CGC programs and certified in canine first aid by the Red Cross. Ralf is also the author of the behavioral book If Your Dog Could Talk: Understand Your Dog Like Never Before.
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Dogs are apex predators. That means, they sit on top of the food chain and don’t have natural enemies for whom they are a primary food source. Dogs are the hunters, not the hunted. As such, it is entirely normal for a dog to chase and kill smaller animals.
You probably have seen lists of products, vegetables, fruits, nuts or medications that are toxic to dogs. It’s certainly good to know what is safe for your dog to eat but what is usually missing is the quantity at which consumption is truly dangerous.
With the arrival of spring, we love to be outdoors and take our pets with us to explore and enjoy the beauties of nature. Trails and parks abound in Southern California and offer a wide array of different habitats, from low deserts to high Alpine forests.
We are really unfair to our dogs in many ways. We often don’t respect them or treat them fairly. We don’t teach them well enough to understand a command but expect them to master it regardless. We even get mad at them when they don’t get it. How is that fair?
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