Understanding Cage Rage

Understanding Cage Rage

Have you ever heard the term “cage rage”? Cage rage looks like an intense aggression problem. Dogs are naturally den animals. They should enjoy their crates and see them as a refuge to get away from it all some times. Cage rage is not an aggression problem at all, but it’s based on being anxious and fearful and not trusting the crate.

Some dogs have anxiety from the beginning. Crying, screaming, and yelling to get out of the crate on their first …

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The “D” Word: Dominance

The “D” Word: Dominance

When it comes to describing dogs, the word dominance is thrown around a lot these days. But what does it really mean? Is it a bad thing? Or a good thing? Really it’s neither. But it does exist.

Any species that live within a group understand that there is a hierarchy in place. Think about your family. Is there hierarchy? Or maybe someone, or more than one someone, is in charge. Someone has to make the decisions that are best. Some people …

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Is my dog fat?

Studies show that over 53% of dogs are overweight or “obese”, to put that percentage into perspective that means there are over 41.1 million dogs classified as overweight or obese. Ironically enough, 22% of pet owners characterize their pets as “normal weight” when they are actually obese… so the question is, is my dog fat?

Most people that come into our center know that their dogs are overweight and laugh it off when we comment on their dog’s weight, but rarely does the dog lose any …

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