January is National Walk Your Pet month

January is National Walk Your Pet month and as such, Pumpkin's Tail put out a cute...

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How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Saw this on People.com this morning and wanted to share it with you! One of our doggos, Seamus, has chronic ear issues and is VERY reluctant to have anyone put anything in or near his ears.  Hopefully with using treats, we can convince him to let us help with his...

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Teach Your Dog to Roll Over

Teach Your Dog to Roll Over

:: Teach your dog to roll over :: This video features Stephen McKay and "Scorch" the Border Collie from Port Chester Obedience Training Club, demonstrating a luring technique to help you teach your dog how to do a simple rollover.

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Rescue Dog Agility from Crufts 2017

Rescue Dog Agility from Crufts 2017

I love watching Dog Agility videos and Crufts Rescue Dog Agility is one of my favourites! This video features Olly the Jack Russell and his hilarious moves! The longer version of the Rescue Dog Agility is HERE...

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Cleaning Your Dogs’ Ears

Cleaning Your Dogs’ Ears

Cleaning your dogs' ears can be a tricky task, especially for a rescue dog whose history you don't know! There are a few things you need to know before you start, according to Cesar's Way. Dog ears are sensitive and need to be cleaned regularly to avoid infection....

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Teach Your Dog "Speak" & "Quiet"

Our latest rescue pup is a 6 year old Sheltie named Niko.

He’s a super sweet and friendly pupper, but like most Shelties, he is VERY vocal! He loves to make his opinion known about everything from the front door to his leash to visitors!

Hopefully with teaching him “speak” and “quiet”, I can help decrease his barking!

Back to Basics: Sit

We now have three rescue dogs who all seem to have variations in what commands they know and can perform.

I want to get one of our pups into agility training, but first he needs some work on his basic commands so I know he’ll be able to reliably pay attention to me!

So it’s back to basics for us and teaching them to sit is job one!

Back to Basics: Stay

Another basic command that all dogs should learn is “stay”.

And this video gives a few simple tips to show you how to encourage your dog to stay put when you want him to!

None of our dogs will stay consistently, so this one may be a big challenge!

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