pet-care

8
Jul

A Death in the Family

Dear Perfect Manners, My 6 yr Yellow Male Lab, attacked and bit my 12 yr. old daughters nose this past Sunday. I’m dealing with guilt of not seeing this coming and did not protect my daughter and guilt of putting my beloved dog to death. My dog was treat trained…never made the time to get educated enough and train him

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8
Jul

Crackdown on Dog Barking

PAHOA, Hawaii—Carl Oguss is trying to use psychology to reform a couple of scofflaws, who are meeting with him as part of a plea deal. “No!” he shouts, jabbing a finger at the miscreants after they appear to snub his attempt to drum some sense into them. One of them, Kala, hangs her head. The other, Kamakani, gives a defiant

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8
Jul

Traveling With Your Dog

(HealthDay News) — If you are planning a long road trip and taking Rover or Fluffy along, the ASPCA offers these suggestions to help keep you and your animal safe: Acclimate your pet for a long trip by taking the animal on a series of short drives first, gradually lengthening time spent in the car. Start your pet on a

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8
Jul

Patti Milazzo of Perfect Manners featured in Elmhurst Press

Patti Milazzo of Elmhurst IL, professional dog trainer at Perfect Manners Dog Training, her husband Frank and 16 other volunteers and their dogs visited the Connecticut town last week where 20 children and six faculty members were killed by a gunman Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Milazzo trains comfort dogs for Lutheran Church Charities in Addison which helps

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8
Jul

Dog Bite Claims Increase

It turns out that not only are dogs biting the mailman — they’re biting a whole lot of other people, too. And, more than ever, their owners are being made to pay for their dogs’ indiscretions. Dog-bite claims against consumers’ homeowners insurance policies rose by 5.5 percent last year to a record 17,359. Dog bites accounted for more than one-third

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29
Jun

Dog Potty Training 101

The number one reason people call me is because of problems with dog house training. The problems fall into two categories. The first is potty training a puppy and the second category involves a dog that suddenly begins relieving himself in the house for no apparent reason or never becomes potty trained. Dogs have reasons for the things they do.

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29
Jun

Dog Training Tips

Getting started If your dog is aggressive or dominant, start slowly. A sudden display of alpha behavior to a dog who considers himself the alpha will be seen as a challenge and the dog may choose an aggressive course of action. For instance, if you take the dog’s food away, something which an owner needs to be able to do,

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29
Jun

Dog Whispering

For species that live in packs it’s important to be able to communicate with its own kind. Both in order to cooperate when they hunt, to bring up their offspring, and perhaps most importantly: to live in peace with each other. Conflicts are dangerous – they cause physical injuries and a weakened pack, which is something that no pack can

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29
Jun

Crate Training

Teaching your puppy crate training is the first and best step in his life. Crate training makes all the other steps in his training go so much smoother, much like a solid foundation makes for a superior wall. Establishing you as the Alpha member of his “pack” is one excellent reason for starting your puppy in a crate when he

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29
Jun

A Man and His Dog

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side

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