Entries by Andrew Wildesen

6 Flea Myths

The flea…we all know of them and we all fear them but most of us also have incorrect information about them.  Six myths debunked. 1. All Flea products are safe for your pet. Do not assume that all flea products are safe products and remember to carefully follow the product instructions.  Research all products before […]

Heartworm Prevention: To give or not to give?

Heartworm is a deadly parasite that infects 244,000 American dogs a year. There are two very different sides on how to prevent canine deaths from this formidable parasite. Here are both arguments. Traditional Medicine: states that giving your dog a heartworm preventative is an important step in maintaining the overall health of your dog (includes […]

5 Favorite Dog Toys

Whether they are tearing it to pieces or just throwing it around the house, it’s great fun to watch your dog enjoy a new toy.  Here’s a list of favorites, dog tested owner approved. Kong Durable tough dog toy that has proven itself virtually indestructible.  Kong has many great products, current favorites are the Extreme […]

Four Rules Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

What do dog trainers, managers, and parents have in common?  They know that there are four essential ingredients that will lead to success. Many of you already know that I am a new parent.  My daughter is already going to be ten months old this week, and it amazes me how similar the rules of […]

Top 5 things to train your dog

Whether you are bringing a new dog home or currently own a dog.  You will face various challenges throughout his life that will benefit from training.  Out of the many commands that you can teach a dog, these commands are the foundation of every well trained dog. 1. Come (recall) The come command is one […]

10 Canine toxins most owners aren’t aware of

1. Cherry The stems, leaves and seeds contain cyanide. Causes brick red mucous membranes, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, panting and shock. 2. Avocado The leaves, seeds and bark of the avocado tree contain Persin. Causes vomiting and diarrhea. 3. Grapes & Raisins Causes kidney failure. 4. Xylitol A sugar alcohol found in sugar free gum […]

Canine Intelligence: Chaser the Border Collie knows the names of 1022 objects

  Chaser has undergone four separate experiments to test her language skills: A Border Collie named Chaser has accomplished the astounding feat of learning the individual names of 1022 toys.  Chaser, known as the dog with the largest vocabulary and owner John Pilley live in Spartanburg, S.C. 1.   Experiment one showed that Chaser had learned the […]

World of Pets Expo: Chaos well worth it

Held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium MD, the World of Pets Expo showcased the wonderful world of pets within a three day period.  This family event had various activities ranging from AKC Dog Agility Trials to shopping at the assortment of vendors. My Experience Upon arrival, I was greeted at the door by […]

10 Dog Myths!!

1.  Dogs only see black, white and gray scale. Dogs are in fact color blind when it comes to red and green but they do see color.  The colors that dogs see are not as vivid as the human color scale but what their vision lacks they make up in their sense of smell. Source: […]