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March 19, 2014

Your Dog and Runners – Keeping Everybody Safe

I recently attended a fun run where someone had entered the race with their dog. The dog was on a loose leash and suddenly ran in front of another entrant, causing him to stumble and almost fall. He was angry and lashed out at the dog with his foot; fortunately he didn’t […]
March 18, 2014

Raising a Litter of Orphan Puppies: A Challenging But Rewarding Task

  Raising a litter of orphaned puppies takes quite a bit of work and plenty of dedication, but is well worth the effort. Puppies may become orphaned for many reasons. The mother may reject the litter or she may be unable to produce enough milk to keep her puppies healthy. In rare […]
March 17, 2014

What to Do if Your Dog Breaks a Tooth

  Dogs with fractured or broken teeth are relatively frequent visitors to the veterinary office. In many cases, the cause of the fracture is because of the dog chewing on hard objects such as bones or rocks. Trauma or injury can also cause a dog’s tooth to become fractured or broken. Signs […]
March 16, 2014

Meeting Loose Dogs While Walking

  One of my Pet Hates! Dealing with a Loose Dog When Your Dog is On Leash Imagine the scene: you are walking your canine best friend on a beautiful sunny day and suddenly, you come across every dog owner’s nightmare – a loose dog. Sometimes, dogs get out of their yard […]
March 14, 2014

Your Puppy’s First Year

Bringing home a new puppy is a fun and exciting time for any family. Puppies bring so much joy and laughter into a home. While you may be enjoying your time with your new friend, it is important to consider their health and well-being during the first year of their life. This […]
March 13, 2014

Garden Plants That Are Dangerous for Dogs

Fresh fruit and vegetables that are grown in your garden may pose a serious danger to your dog as well as other pets. You may want to reconsider what you are planting in the garden, for the safety of your pets. Listed below you will find such garden vegetables and fruits: 1.    […]
March 11, 2014

5 Things You Need To Know About Bully Breeds

Bully breeds have gotten a bad rap over the past few years, but most of the information about bully breeds is based on stereotypes instead of facts. It’s not fair to bully breeds to be shunned the way they are based on a few misconceptions. It’s important that you educate yourself on […]
March 8, 2014

How to Care for Bite Wounds in Dogs

When two adult dogs meet for the first time, things may not always go as planned. Sometimes a fight may break out in these situations as tensions are running high and dogs that are not properly socialized or need more obedience training may act out of fear. It’s possible that at least […]
February 17, 2010

Wireless Dog Fences & Aerators

A common reason for wanting to install a wireless dog fence such as the PetSafe Wireless or the Perimeter Wifi Fence is that you frequently aerate your garden or plan to undertake landscaping work. The makes an in ground system less attractive because aeration often damages the wire. So can you use […]
February 18, 2010

Neighbouring Invisble Fence* Interference

Sometimes when your neighbour has a dog fence along a common boundary they can cause interference that will make both fences stop working along the common boundary. Here is how to tackle the problem! I’m interested in purchasing the Innotek IUC 4100 system. My neighbor has an Invisible Fence that is encroaching […]
February 19, 2010

Why Dogs Escape?

We often hear dog owners express frustration about their dog’s escaping. Some owners take it as a sign of their failing their dog that the pup wants to escape. Don’t put that burden on yourself. Even if you have a great large yard with a pond for swimming, trees for shade, and […]
February 21, 2010

Should You Use the Same Dog Fence System as a Neighbor?

What do you do if your neighbor as a invisible fence* system all other kind of dog fence system? Should you buy the same brand of system, or should you buy a different brand of system? Should you get close to your neighbors installations what should you keep your distance? My neighbor […]
February 21, 2010

Snow Plough, Wire, and the Driveway

When doing a winter installation, and the snow build up three feet high, the trickiest section is the driveway. For most of the system installation, you can run the wire along the surface until the snow melts, but not the driveway! If the snow plow comes through regularly and does your driveway, […]
February 22, 2010

Biting the electric dog fence collar

When dogs are rough housing, they often get in the habit of grabbing each other by the collar as they tousle. This is usually not a big deal, but with an electronic dog fence, you want to break the dogs of this habit lest they damage the collar. I have two young […]
February 24, 2010

Using a Dog Fence to Protect a House

A dog fence is occasionally used to protect a house from a dog that scratches as doors or tries to break through walls in an effort to regain entry to the house when left alone. This is often a symptom of separation anxiety, and the underlying condition should be addressed with a […]
February 24, 2010

How Much Wire Do I Really Need?

Wait a minute there you no good varmints! When I ask how much boundary wire I need, you claim that you need 500 feet of dog fence boundary wire for a third of an acre, but then you say you only need 1,000 feet of wire for a full acre. … Here’s […]