Where Should I Get a New Pet?

Congratulations on your decision to add a pet to the family! Pets bring so much joy and love, but deciding where to get your new pet and finding the right fit for your family can be stressful. The Juanita Hills Animal Hospital team wants to inform pet owners about all their options to help ensure [...]

Plants & Your Dog

Some houseplants, flowers, and other plants can make you cat very ill or even be deadly. Here’s a list of the ones to avoid, and the ones that are ok if you have a canine in the family. Toxic to Dogs: Alocasia Elephant Ears Mum Aloe Eucalyptus Narcissus Amaryllis Fiddle Leaf Fig Nasturtium Apple [...]

Human Foods Dogs Can & Cannot Eat

Yes Apples Pumpkin Bananas Rice Bell Pepper’s Salmon Broccoli Sardines Blueberries Spinach Cantaloupe Strawberries Carrots Sweet Potato Cheese (In Moderation*) Yogurt Chicken Eggs Green Beans Kale Mango Peanut Butter (no xylitol) Pineapple No Alcohol Onions Avocado Pits and Seeds from Fruit Caffeine Potato Skins & Raw Potatoes Chocolate Raisins Coffee Rhubarb [...]

Local Dog Trainers

Crawford Canine Connection 425-330-9639 Email Lorenzo’s Dog Training 866-436-4959 Ahimsa Dog Training Seattle 206-364-4072 925 NW 49th St C, Seattle, WA 98107 Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Seattle Puppyworks 1417 10th Ave Studio A, Seattle, WA 98122 Tuesday-Friday 8am-6pm Saturday 12pm-5pm Zoom Room Dog Training 206-486-2104 10004 Aurora Ave N #12, Seattle, WA 98133 Monday-Friday 10am-8pm Saturday-Sunday 9am-8pm [...]

How to Hire a Dog Trainer

©ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist All Rights Reserved It is advised that dog owners call, interview, and ideally observe a trainer prior to hiring them. Do not consider using a trainer or training company if you see or hear any of the following methods or training philosophies: The equipment recommended for basic obedience includes or [...]

Weekend Crate Training

© 2010 ASPCA. All Rights Reserved Some trainers and behaviorists recommend introducing your dog to a new crate very gradually, over a period of a week or more. This method works well for timid dogs who fear confinement and for dogs who have already learned to dislike crates. But many dogs can learn to use [...]

Crate Training Basics

© 2010 ASPCA. All Rights Reserved Why Crate Train Your Dog? Used properly, a crate is an effective short-term tool for managing and training your dog. If you train your dog to be content in a crate, you’ll provide a safe, cozy place that she can call her own and sleep in at night. It [...]

6 Months or 6 Years: When and If to Spay or Neuter Puppy

by DREW MCWATTERS, DVM Veterinarians have traditionally recommended universal spaying and neutering of dogs and have advised doing it at no later than six months of age. This recommendation came from a desire to decrease the stray pet population and decrease the incidence of reproductive disease while at the same time decreasing anesthetic risks associated [...]

Teaching Your Dog to Eliminate in a Specific Place

© 2010 ASPCA. All Rights Reserved. Some people want to teach their dogs to eliminate in a specific spot outside rather than eliminating anywhere and everywhere. For example, you might want to keep your kid’s sandbox pristine, your nice flowers alive, your garden vegetables edible or your lawn free of urine marks. Keep in mind, [...]

Housetraining Your Puppy

© Denver Dumb Friends League and Humane Society of the United States. All rights reserved. Housetraining a puppy requires time, patience, and commitment. Keep in mind, no matter how vigilant you are, every puppy will have an accident (probably several) in the house. It’s part of raising a dog. However, the more consistent you are [...]

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