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Rescue Dog Series Part 5: Solving Inappropriate Elimination Issues

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When you think about potty accidents in the house, you most likely picture a new puppy who is just learning where it’s appropriate to use the bathroom. But, what happens when you bring home a two-year-old dog…or a six-year-old or a ten-year-old that you find out still uses your carpet as a spot to relieve […]

Christmas Puppies: Are You Truly Ready for the Responsibility of a Dog?

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Imagine this… You wake up on Christmas morning. The trimmed tree is glimmering with lights. A fresh pot of coffee is brewing in the kitchen. Snowflakes are gently falling outside the window. And to top it all off, a tiny little puppy is snuggled up under a tree branch waiting for your children to wake […]

Rescue Dog Series Part 4: 5 Methods for Helping Your Rescue Dog Overcome Anxiety

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If you’ve ever dealt with anxiety in your own life, you know how unpleasant the experience is. Now think about what it must feel like for a rescue dog who doesn’t understand why they are feeling nervous, anxious, and fearful. It’s devastating to watch a dog suffer with anxiety as they are unable to relax, […]

Rescue Dog Series Part 3: 5 Steps to Successfully Acclimate A Rescue Dog Into Your Home

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There’s a lot of excitement and anticipation about bringing a new dog into your home! And much like bringing home a new baby, there’s also some prep work involved to ensure the transition is smooth. While most dogs—regardless of whether they are adults or puppies—require similar setups and routines, there are a few things to […]

Rescue Dog Series Part 2: Putting an End to Aggressive Behaviors

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As we dive into part two of my rescue dog series, we’re going to be talking about a very serious issue…aggression. Aggression (toward people and other animals) is one of the biggest reasons shelter dog’s get sent back to their rescue facility. It’s also a reason some people dump their rescue dogs on the side […]

Rescue Dog Series (Part 1): 5 Ways to Help Your Dog Overcome Resource Guarding Behavioral Issues

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If you’ve followed me for any period of time, have read my blogs, watched my podcasts, or followed me on social media, you know that I am a huge advocate for rescuing dogs. Adopt don’t shop! It warms my heart to see and hear from so many of you that have rescued dogs. Thanks for […]