Training your dog? Watch out for calories in treats
Treats are a vital part of positive reinforcement, rewards-based training but do you know how many calories are in training treats? Giving too many treats will not only spoil their appetite for actual nutritious meals but also may create an obesity problem. The regular rule of thumb is that treats should make up about 10%…Read More
February is National Pet Dental Health Month!
An often-overlooked aspect of your pet’s health, dental care is fundamental to keeping your furry friend happy and healthy. One of the most common complaints we hear is bad breath. Generally, oral disease is the main culprit of receiving stinky kisses from our BFFs. Your veterinarian should check your pet’s gums and teeth at least…Read More
Is CBD For Dogs and Cats Okay?
Introduction to CBD for dogs and cats: CBD, or cannabidiol, is a one of the two main compounds found in the cannabis plant. The other one is THC, which is the substance responsible for the “high” in people. The other one, CBD, has many potential health benefits for dogs and cats. It is non-psychoactive, meaning…Read More
What is Positive Reinforcement in Dog Training?
Positive reinforcement training is a popular and effective method for training dogs. It is the act of rewarding desired behaviors with positive reinforcement. The rewards may include treats, praise, or toys. This type of training comes from the principles of operant conditioning. In operant conditioning, animals associate a behavior with a positive or negative outcome.Positive…Read More
Are Himalayan Dog Chews Safe?
Himalayan dog chews are safe for dogs as long as they are used in moderation and as a treat, not as a meal replacement. These chews contain natural ingredients and no artificial preservatives or additives. Himalayan dog chews are a good choice for dogs with food sensitivities or allergies. Yet, like any treat, owners should…Read More