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Fur Times | October 15, 2018

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Is it Cruel to Crate Your Dog?

July 14, 2016 |

Many people think it is cruel to keep a dog in a crate. This is in part due to the fact that we humans don’t like being confined in small spaces for extended periods of time. However, this is not the case with dogs and crates, as long as the crate is used appropriately. This article describes the best way to use a dog crate to benefit both dogs and owners. Read More

Destructive Behavior in Dogs

March 21, 2016 |

Puppies love to investigate their surroundings with their mouth. During the teething stage, many owners will complain that their puppy will go through shoes, expensive furniture and anything he can lay his puppy teeth on. Read More

My Dog Ignores Me

March 19, 2016 |

When people claim that their dog does not listen to them, they usually mean that their dog knows what they want, but chooses not to do it.

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Teaching Your Dog to not Jump

March 19, 2016 |

Whether it’s to greet their owners, ask for attention, or simply from excitement, dogs love to jump. Many times as puppies, they are rewarded for this behavior as they quickly learn that jumping gets them plenty of attention. Read More

Training Your Cat to Use a Litter Box

March 19, 2016 |

Cats are very clean and independent animals, making them excellent low maintenance pets. One of the great aspects of having a cat is that they relief themselves in a litter box. This makes cleaning up after them fairly easy.  Read More

Leaving Your Dog Home Alone

March 17, 2016 |

One of the most appealing qualities of a dog is the desire to enjoy the company of other dogs and their owners. However, there are potential problems for the owner who does not take steps to build a healthy relationship with their dog and teach their pup to be relaxed when left alone. Read More

Socialization & Habituation In Dogs

March 17, 2016 |

What is socialization?

Socialization can be described as the process whereby an animal learns how to recognize and interact with its own species, other species such as cats and people. This interaction helps each learn the body language and communication skills of each other. Read More

How to Properly Socialize Your Dog

March 17, 2016 |

Owners who properly socialize their dogs from an early age reap the benefits during their dog’s lifetime. Socialization is crucial in order to prevent serious behavioral issues. Many dogs that are relinquished to shelters were not properly socialized. This is very tragic considering how easy it is to socialize a dog. Read More