Coronavirus and Dogs

With the near hysteria over the novel coronavirus affecting humans we’re hearing a lot of rumors about pets and this respiratory disease. Here’s the truth about Coronavirus and dogs. There is a coronavirus that affects dogs but it is not the novel coronavirus infecting people right now. In dogs the coronavirus is a totally different thing. Per Petmd, canine coronavirus …

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What to do with a Bad Dog

One of the most common problems I hear about from clients is that they don’t what to do with a bad dog. The owners shout commands or tug on the leash or shove them in the crate hoping the pup will somehow start to behave. It won’t. Your dog needs help to focus itself and you need to know what …

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Choosing a Good Dog Trainer

The trainer you choose should actively seek to improve his/her abilities by pursuing continuing education in the field. Professional Associations offer continuing education opportunities continually. In addition to continuing education through Professional Associations, the trainer should be able to explain what trainers they admire and why. Choosing a good dog trainer means picking one who keeps on learning throughout his …

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Crate Training a Puppy

One of the most common questions I’m asked is “How do I start crate training a puppy?” Joyful Dogs of Michigan is very much in favor of the use of crates for many reasons and crate training a puppy is really the first training experience many people have with their new pup. There are things to consider before you even …

LIttermate Syndrome

Littermate Syndrome

You saw two puppies from the same litter and just couldn’t decide which to choose. So now you have two puppies! Unfortunately, you may also have made a big mistake and brought home pups with Littermate Syndrome Littermate Syndrome is a real thing and it can cause major issues for both the pups and for you. Of course not every …