Entries by bruce

Dog Training. What works, And What Doesn’t

Many dog training methods are based on what makes the owner feel good, rather than on what makes sense to the dog. For example, positive only dog training has become popular nowadays. With “Positive Only” dog training, you bribe your dog to something with food or a toy. If he does the desired behavior, he […]

Help For Your Dogs Car Sickness

Drooling, shaking, panting, vomiting…..Sound familiar? Here’s how to teach him a car is a great place. Begin by just rewarding your dog for being near the car, then voluntarily getting in, then reward him when you turn on the engine, and continue, likes so, in baby steps. Feed him his meals in the car, but […]

Resource Guarding – Teaching Your Dog How To Share

Does your dog growl at you when you approach his food bowl? Is your puppy possessive about toys and rawhides? Does he snap at you when you even step near him when he’s got a bone? Does your dog bear her teeth when you approach the couch? If not, you’re lucky. We will do a […]

When To Say Goodbye to Your Dog

When To Say Goodbye to Your Dog The reality is that unlike your children or anyone else you’ve helped raise and take care of your dog will probably not outlive you. Even more sobering, you may end up facing a difficult decision about when to end the life of a precious friend or family member. […]

Dog Collars. A Clear Danger

Have you ever had a passing thought and asked your self how safe is the Collar around my dog’s neck? Have you ever wondered how dangerous it would be if my dog’s collar ever became caught on something? The sad fact is that many dog owners find out the answers to these questions when is […]

Foundation Training. The building blocks to your Dogs Life

Do you want to give your dog the best start in life? The most important thing when train your puppy is to teach him that the best thing in the world is doing fun things for you. Before starting specific agility training, build a strong relationship with your dog by getting to know him, playing […]

Water Toxicity or Hyponatremia in Dogs

We have all done it… We take our dogs to the park that has a lake, or we bring them to a lake or river or swimming pool… Throw a ball or steak or whatever and that our dogs just go crazy jumping in after that object. What happens when they jump in for that? […]

Summer Heat Pet Safety

Summer is upon us, and many areas are feeling the heat and humidity. Here are a few quick tips on the essentials for keeping all of the animals in your care cool this summer season. First, and foremost make sure all animals have a constant supply of cold fresh water. You can even drop some […]

Pool Safety for Dogs

The pool is an excellent place to spend your summers. There’s the sun, the toys, and refreshing drinks. Oh, and the water. However, pools can dangerous for dogs. Not all dogs are good swimmers and some breeds like the bulldog may even drown if left unsupervised. When possible, train your dog to swim. If you […]

Pet Sitter versus Boarding/Kennel

When you plan a vacation, you can’t always take your pet with you. It’s important to make plans for your pet, so they are well fed and properly taken care of. There are several options, at Hot Dog On A Leash we recommend pet sitting or doggie daycare. With Pet Sitting, you can keep your […]