Positive dog training

Crate training

Crates are a great tool, to provide your dog with a safe, puppy proofed environment, especially if you have a rambunctious dog, whose energy spills over the top. A crate provides your dog with security, his own safe spot to hide from unwanted guests and to sleep undisturbed. As an alternative to crates, you can […]

Potty training

Waking up and stepping into a puddle is something that most puppy owners experience until the puppies are house trained. Dogs 8 weeks of age can urinate hourly while awake. As soon as a puppy arrives to our home, our first task is to supervise and encourage the dog to eliminate in a specified spot. […]

FIREWORKS! New Years – the scariest night for your dog.

Many of us who have dogs do not get excited about the fireworks as much as others. We know that our dog is either hiding under the table, barking for an hour or shivering in fear. Firework fear is common amongst dogs. You do not have to look for any logical or evolutionary explanation. Fear […]

Cognitive dysfunction

Our pet friends as people are reaching older age with the help of medicine. Nowadays we put more value on pet’s life and tend to take better care of senior pets. ¬†Almost half of dogs over the age of 10 suffer from cognitive dysfunction. The disorder manifests by disorientation, social interaction and sleep-wake disturbances, house […]

Play!

In most animals playfulness begins slowly to disappear as they become adults. However, humans bred dogs in such way that canines maintain playfulness and desire for play lifelong. I guess this is one of the traits that we value in dogs the most. That goofy, enthusiastic, positive behaviour of them that makes dogs hard to […]

Your Pet’s Microchip Is NO Proof Of Ownership

As a vet I strongly encourage all animal owners to microchip their pets. It is not only necessary for crossing boarders when travelling, but once every few weeks, somebody comes to our clinic with a found pet. By scanning the microchip that is no bigger than a rice grain sitting under the skin, we are […]