How to Stop a Dog from Barking

Apr 16 2021

​If you were to ask someone to describe typical dog behavior, they would describe their loyalty, their wagging tail, their energy, and of course, the fact that all dogs bark. Not all dogs bark with the same volume or intensity. Owning a dog that barks excessively can be frustrating for you, your family, and your neighbors. If you want to minimize how much your dog barks, you first need to find out why it is barking. Once you have identified the reason for the barking, you can then take steps to fix the issue. Understanding Why Dogs BarkDogs bark for…

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Apr 16 2021

Dogs do many bizarre things, some of which confound pet lovers. One of those intriguing behaviors is when canines decide to chow down on some grass. This phenomenon brings up a few questions that are worth learning the answer to. There’s a term, “pica,” that refers to dogs eating things other than food. In the worst case, pica can indicate that the dog lacks nutrition. When dealing with younger dogs or puppies, it means they’re bored and looking for anything to consume, so they take a taste of grass. That’s typical dog behavior and shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows. However,…

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Make Your Dog a Confident Party Animal

Apr 16 2021

Holidays, special occasions, grilling out with friends, your child’s sleepover party…there are a lot of reasons strangers, or casual friends come to your house. How can you make your dog, and your guests, comfortable, happy and safe during those times? Who doesn’t like a party? There’s food, socializing, excitement, new people. If your dog is well socialized and loves people, chances are they love a party or get-together as much as you do. However, there are things that you need to think about before combining your dog and a party to ensure your dog, and your guests, all have a…

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How-to-Train Your Dog to Guns & Loud Noises

Apr 16 2021

Not everyone likes or owns guns, but if you’re one of the millions of Americans who do, how can you train your dog not to be gun shy? Even if you don’t hunt or own a gun, you still want a dog that is not noise shy. Gun or noise-shy dogs panic and run away when they hear a loud noise. They’ll often dart into the street, often getting hit by a car. Or they may just blindly run away, getting lost just trying to get away from the noise. Training your dog to be confident and at ease around…

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Should I Train My Dog as a Guard Dog?

Apr 16 2021

Who wouldn’t feel safer knowing their family pet was also a trained guard dog!? If you have small children, live alone, or in a less than safe neighborhood, a trained protection dog can be an extra element of protection for you and your family. If you don’t like guns, or worry about whether you’re skilled in self-defense, think about training your dog to be a protector. While you should have a full line of home protection options (security cameras, good locks, alarms etc.), a dog is an important part of your security options. ​There are pros and cons to having…

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5280 Top of The Town Reader’s Choice Winner 2019!

Apr 16 2021

THANK YOU! Thank you Denver dog owners and dog lovers! Your votes and support made us the 5280 Readers Choice Award Winner for Pet Services in Denver for 2019! The Editor’s Choice Award went to Canine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Group. We’d like to congratulate them too!  ​Denver has a wealth of fantastic dog and pet services, so we’re pretty psyched (and humbled) that you guys voted for us. We’re even more pleased because the 5280 Awards are pure votes. You don’t have to be an advertiser or buy an ad to get special attention. These are legitimate awards that are chosen by…

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