Puppies- why vaccinations and training go together

By July 21, 2015 0 Comments
Happy girl!

Puppies need lots of socialization- by this we mean dog/dog; dog/human; dog/other animals & lots of other safe and fun experiences for a puppy.  Some veterinarians caution about exposing the puppy to the world before all of the puppies vaccinations are complete but many experts in animal behavior advise that there is a small window…

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Impulse Control for Dogs: Why?

By June 18, 2015 0 Comments
Positive interaction and consistency

Having impulse control (IC)  is not always associated with dogs and certainly not with young puppies. Many dogs end up in rescue between 6 months to 2 years, during adolescence, because they lack IC and their owners simply cannot deal with the consequences of this lack of control. At Happy Urban Dog we start training…

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Puppy Training- Why Socialization is Important

By May 22, 2015 0 Comments
Jaxs the wonderdog with his Kong

You may have heard people talking about socializing their new dog/puppy. But what is this and how should it be done correctly and for how long? Socializing a puppy is extremely important and it includes dogs outside the home; people outside the family unit; people of all ages; people riding bikes, skate boards, scooters; large…

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So you want to get a puppy?

By April 14, 2015 0 Comments

You want to get a puppy? Do you have dogs already, what breed, should you rescue, will the kids really look after it, do you really have time? These are all good questions and ones that you should think about before bringing an 8-12 week old puppy into your home. Choose your breed wisely! Find…

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Evaluating a Rescue Dog

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments

Recently  we evaluated a dog for adoption who was being held at a veterinary clinic following emergency treatment after being hit by a car. The dog, a female young lab mix, had been at the clinic for 4 weeks, was healed but had shown some aggressive behaviors towards staff and other animals at the clinic…

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