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DOGS AND ANXIETY: ANXIETY RELIEF STARTS WITH YOU

dog anxiety solutionsThere are many factors that can cause anxiety in dogs and alter their once super obedient behaviour into total chaos. (Did you know that common dog anxiety symptoms involve acting out?) And one of the most underrated causes of anxiety in dogs stems from us – their devoted pet parents. That’s right! We may be more responsible for our dog’s anxious ways than we realize.

Dog’s are acutely in tune to body language, it’s the primary way they communicate and interact with the world around them. So if their human suddenly exhibits anxious, nervous energy (and all the subtle body language that accompanies that state), you can bet your bottom dollar that that dog will react to that anxiety by either mirroring the energy themselves or acting out.

Today we’re chatting with Dr. Shalini Bhat, owner of The Movement Boutique and functional medicine practitioner, to learn all about anxiety relief techniques that we can practice for our own well-being and in turn, that of our dogs’. (more…)

A HUSKY PUPPY NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT

newborn puppy photographyOne of the most heartwarming moments of any pet parents’ life is the day they bring their new furry bundle of joy home. And what better way to celebrate such a life-changing moment than with the sweetest newborn puppy session. Today we’re in for a treat because we’re showcasing the incredible work of Lysia Cole Photography and her signature puppy newborn photoshoot style! Take a peek for all the cuteness! (more…)

DOG TRAINING TIPS: HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG THEIR TOY NAMES

teach dog toy names and words“Go get your ball!” “Fetch your bone!” “Bring your toy here!” How often do we hear ourselves calling these things to our darling dogs? On the daily, am I right? How often pupper gets it right though is another story all together. However, training your dog to know the difference between their ball and their teddy bear, for example, isn’t as impossible as it sounds. It all comes down to a question of how to teach your dog new words. In fact it’s a really wonderful DIY Thinking Dog Game to provide mental stimulation.

This is something we’ve done with our first fur-baby here at Pawsh since she was a wee pup. Here are our tips to help teach your dog to know their toy names.
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