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Dog Training: Moving Beyond The Basics

January is National Train Your Dog Month! Dogs are very smart. Some pooches can learn as many as 100 words and commands. Of course, all dogs should know basics like Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down. This is important for petiquette, but it’s also crucial for safety reasons. However, there’s no reason to stop … Read moreDog Training: Moving Beyond The Basics

Caring for a Deaf Dog

Deaf Pet Awareness Week starts September 22nd! Pets with hearing issues often have a hard time getting adopted. That’s really very sad, because they make wonderful pets. People are often reluctant to adopt deaf pets because they think there’s a lot of extra work involved. However, that isn’t necessarily the case. Many hearing-impaired pets just … Read moreCaring for a Deaf Dog

Caring for a Highly Active Dog

Is your canine buddy a bouncing ball of mischief? Does Fido tend to race around at full speed, even if he’s just going from one room to another? Our fuzzy friends tend to slow down as they grow older, but many of them are furry, four-legged bundles of energy while they are young. Read on … Read moreCaring for a Highly Active Dog

5 Things to Do With Your Dog in 2019

Happy New Year! Today, many people are reflecting back on the last 12 months, and wondering what the new year will bring. This is also a popular time to set new personal goals. If you are making resolutions today, keep your canine buddy in mind. After all, Fido will stay loyally by your side in … Read more5 Things to Do With Your Dog in 2019

Doggy Petiquette – Getting Fido to Greet Guests Politely

Does your canine buddy sometimes jump on your visitors? If so, Fido is in good company. This is a fairly common habit among our canine pals. However, it’s actually bad petiquette. And, with larger dogs, this can even be quite dangerous! Read on as a Lakeville, MN vet offers some helpful tips on getting your … Read moreDoggy Petiquette – Getting Fido to Greet Guests Politely

Teaching Your Dog to Sit

Has a new canine buddy just joined your household? If so, that’s great! We love to see dogs going to loving forever homes. One thing that is very important for new doggy owners is making sure that Fido responds to basic obedience commands, such as Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down. Of these five … Read moreTeaching Your Dog to Sit

Sending Fido Back to School

It’s that time of year: summer is winding down, and the kids are going back to school. If your canine buddy doesn’t know basic obedience, Fido may not be finished his education yet, either. Read on as a Lakeville, MN vet discusses taking Fido back to school. Why Training Matters Training isn’t just about good … Read moreSending Fido Back to School