It's important to start training your puppy as soon as possible. If you wait, you'll end up with a fearful, difficult to train young dog.
Due to concerns about vaccinations, it used to be that socialization and behavioral training for dogs didn’t start until a puppy was around six months old. However, this route oft… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/when-start-training-your-puppy/
Leash reactivity--when a dog tends to approach other dogs aggressively while on a leash--is a very common issue for dog owners to face. However, there are ways of overcoming this problem.
When you take your dog for a walk, do you find yourself cringing every time you see another dog coming your way? Many dog owners dread these encounters, as they end up having to d… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/overcoming-your-dogs-leash-reactivity/
Keeping your dog's ears clean is important to its health. Here are a few tips to help keep your pup's ears squeaky clean!
If you had to rank a dog’s senses in order of importance, hearing would come only second to smell. They are exquisitely sensitive, much more so than ours. And even the briefest ob… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/how-clean-your-dogs-ears/
Trimming your dog's nails is a skill that takes practice, both for you and your dog! However, by taking it slow and allowing your dog to gradually become familiar with the process of having his claws cut, both you and he or she can become nail trimming ex…
Just like you, your dog has nails that grow continuously. And just like your nails, your dog’s nails can cause problems if not properly maintained. Regular nail trimming is an imp… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/how-trim-your-dogs-nails/
Boarding your dog while your family is on vacation can be a stressful situation, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips on how to get your pup ready for a stress-free stay at Local Bark!
With summer coming up, we’re getting ourselves ready for the surge of customers who are heading out on the open road or getting on a plane, and need to board the furry members of … https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/getting-ready-boarding-your-dog/
If you're bringing home a new puppy, you're probably focusing on things like potty-training and home breaking. But don't forget one of the most essential needs in a puppy's early life: socialization.
We know people don’t bring home a happy puppy aiming to turn it into a hyperactive, uncontrollable dog. We know that new puppy owners are focused on essential – not to mention… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/how-avoid-messing-perfectly-good-puppy/
Now that Shasta is learning to be comfortable in a pack and is being mentored by other dogs, it's time to spend time learning how to be comfortable outdoors and in new places and situations!
One of the main reasons Shasta’s owner, Good Day Sacramento’s camera man Dave, sought help for Shasta was her increasingly fearful behavior toward people and other dogs in public.… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/shasta-goes-doggy-bootcamp-girl-about-town/