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13 POSTS OF HOWL O’WEEN! POST 13! TRICKS!

We already talked about treats,now we talk about tricks! Teaching your dog tricks is a fun way to bond with your dog,give them a job,help them learn to focus and see that learning can be fun! It seems an appropriate time of year for the “Play dead” Trick: BANG! (aka CHILL) Teaching the ‘Dead Dog’…


13 POSTS OF HOWL O’WEEN!!! POST 12 RABIES!!!

So we’ve discussed scary mythological creatures and fantastical beasts of legend but now In this instalment we shall discuss something truly scary,because it is a REAL threat. RABIES!!!! Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the…


13 POSTS OF HOWL O’WEEN! POST 11!

Keeping on the topic of creepy canines ,in this Post we discuss the topic of ghostly Dogs. There is One very popular spectral Hound in folklore that is found throughout the british isles,parts of mainland europe and even in America! In ancient times dogs were seen as harbingers of death,perhaps because like crows they are…


13 POSTS OF HOWL O’WEEN!! POST 10!

We’ve covered how to tame our furry pals from acting Beastly when guests arrive, but in the spirit of the holidays what about if we ourselves behave beastly? Beware the full moon! This post is about WereWolves! Almost every culture has a version of men becoming beasts of some kind,either a mythical separate species,or men…


13 POSTS OF HOWL O’WEEN! POST 9!

The Opposite of the Alarm Barker is the Dog who LOVES it when people arrive at the door. This dog can’t contain them selves and wants to ambush the new guest with doggy greetings in the form of jumping all over them and probably slathering them in doggy kisses too. While this scenario isn’t stressful…


13 POSTS OF HOWL O’WEEN POST 8!

My next two blog posts will cover how to deal with greeting Trick or Treaters with a dog in your home. First up let’s talk about Alarm Barkers. An alarm barker is what we call a dog who explodes into a flurry of barks every time the doorbell rings or someone knocks on the door….


13 POSTS OF HOWL O’WEEN POST 7! TREATS!!!

We’ve talked a lot about the treats your pup probably shouldn’t have,and treats he probably could have but why not actually make delicious treats just for fido?! Here are a few recipes that you can make at home for yummy safe treats for your dog,perfect for training or anytime! Chunk Chicken and Sweet Potato Treats…


13 POSTS OF HOWL O’WEEN POST 6!!!!

WEIRD COSTUME/OUTFIT SOCISLISATION/DESENSITISATION Halloween is SUPPOSED to be a spooky scary fun night,but for dogs it can be a spooky scary BAD night. Those fun and silly wigs,masks,hats and other costumes you have fun wearing can be super scary to your dog. Suddenly all the usual people shapes around them and the faces they recognise…


13 POSTS OF HOWL O’WEEN POST 5!

FIREWORKS!! We might find fireworks thrilling,exciting and magical but for some dogs fireworks are world war three!!! Is your dog afraid of fireworks,loud bangs,thunder? Do you have a new dog or puppy and aren’t sure if they are afraid of fireworks and thunder? Well the following will outline ways to prepare a dog for possible…


13 POSTS OF HOWL O’WEEN POST 4

Chocolate and Xylitol! ”Tis the season for yummy goodies to be laying about the house. Please be careful that your pooch doesn’t go snooping around and hit the jack pot or he may end up spending an unpleasant night at the vets. Chocolate and cocoa contain a chemical called theobromine that can adversely affect the…