1. Fort Collins Dog Wizard Crate Training

    Crate training is a truly beneficial concept of owning a dog.  No matter how big, small, young, or old, crate training can be very positive for you and your dog.  Not only does crate training play a key role in housebreaking, it is also a great safety precaution for your pet.  Just like you shouldn’t leave a child unattended, you shouldn’t leave your puppy either.  When a dog is too young …Read More

  2. ADOPTION vs BREEDERS

    Regardless of how you acquire the new member of your family it’s important that you do your research. If you know a certain breed you are really fond of, then research it and make sure that it is good fit for your family. Do you want a big or small dog? An active/working dog vs a more laid back breed? What kind of life expectancy are you looking for? These are important questions when deciding w…Read More

  3. CAR-ANXIETY vs CAR-SICKNESS

    Although these may appear as one in the same, they are solved very differently. If you have a dog that vomits, drools, paces, or whines in the car the first step you need to do is figure out whether it is true car-sickness or car-anxiety. Car-anxiety is much more common. This occurs when a dog is so worried about riding in the car they develop symptoms that are much like motion sickness. They may …Read More

  4. HOUSE TRAINING

    Potty training can be a very frustrating and long process, but at the end of the day all house training boils down to is a habit that we create. Don’t be discouraged if you feel like you’re taking 3 steps forward and 2 steps back. You want to create a routine and stick with it – even on the weekends! Younger puppies need to go out more often, so if you are going to be gone for awhile then h…Read More

  5. INTERACTIVE TOYS FOR DOGS

    Interactive toys are a great way to provide your dog with mental stimulation and prevent boredom. They vary in style and difficulty. As with anything else you give your dog to play with or chew, their time should be supervised when using these objects. Here are a few of my favorites: Tug-a-Jug Busy Buddy The Dog Twister This is also a fantastic way to slow down your dog’s eating if they tend to …Read More

  6. IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL STIMULATION

    As owners we tend to be very good about physically exercising our dogs, but we forget that mental stimulation is just as important to maintain a happy, healthy, and well-balanced dog. SO HOW DO WE GIVE OUR DOGS MENTAL EXERCISE? Obedience is the best way to mentally stimulate your dog! Obedience provides structure and essentially gives your dog a “job” to do. Dogs are meant to be working animal…Read More