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Dog Training, Feeding & Care : How to Get a Picky Dog to Eat Dog Care 

Dog Training, Feeding & Care : How to Get a Picky Dog to Eat

Okay, let’s say you’ve got a picky dog, and you’re having trouble getting them to eat. There’s a few different strategies we can use. Number one is, a lot of times it can be very boring for the dog to get back home and see that their food is sitting there in their food bowl all by itself. So what you can do is, instead of just kind of having the food there, and the dog can eat it, is turn the food into a treat, the same way you…

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Dog Care & Training : How to Adopt a Maltese Dog Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : How to Adopt a Maltese Dog

Hi, I’m Nancy Frensley. I’m with the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society. I’m the training manager in Berkeley, California. I’ve been asked how to adopt a Maltese dog. Well, one of the best ways to adopt a Maltese dog is to find one through a Maltese rescue organization. Rescue organizations for breeds, or what what are called breed rescue are often put together by breed clubs. They want to take specimens of their breed out of shelters and humane societies, and put them in foster homes and adopt them out…

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Dog Care Tips : How to Determine if Your Dog Is Overweight Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : How to Determine if Your Dog Is Overweight

Let’s discuss how to tell if your dog has an obesity problem. Obesity is a very common problem in dogs, especially as they get older, and that can lead to more problems such as back and joint issues. The easiest way to tell is to feel over the ribs. On both sides, you should be able to feel each rib ridge and if there’s fat over top of those ribs, you’re not going to be able to feel them. On fluffier dogs like this one, it’s harder to tell If…

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Dog Care Tips : How to Choose Dog Treats Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : How to Choose Dog Treats

Let’s talk about choosing dog treats. There are lots of dog treats on the market and not all are made alike. There are lots of them that have filler, and lots of preservatives, lots of salt, and so these can cause weight gain. Lots of problems associated with that, especially if they’re getting many treats per day. And so choose treats wisely. You want to use a good quality treat. There are some treats that actually are vitamin fortified which can work very well also. Essentially for lots of patients…

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Dog Care & Training : How to Stop Dogs From Shedding Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : How to Stop Dogs From Shedding

Hi I’m Nancy Frensley, I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society in Berkeley, California. And we are going to talk about how to stop a dog from shedding and this is my friend Lalli who is going to help us talk a little bit about shedding. So what is shedding. Shedding is when the dogs hair comes off. Lalli has quite a heavy coat so you can see that a lot of her hair comes off when you brush her. And it does fall off of…

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Dog Care & Training : How to Train Dogs to Stay Off Furniture Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : How to Train Dogs to Stay Off Furniture

Hi, I’m Nancy Frensley. I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Human Society at Berkeley, California. And I’ve been asked how to teach dogs to stay off furniture. Well, this is my friend Lolly here and obviously she is on the furniture. So, I allow my own dogs on furniture because I have no problem with that. They get off when I ask them to. But some people really really don’t want their dogs to get on furniture and there’s a way to do that. The best way…

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Dog Care & Training : Dog Pens Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : Dog Pens

Hi I’m Nancy Frensley, I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society. A lot of times people ask me about various types of enclosures in which they can put their dogs for various reasons the most common type of dog pen is an indoor pen usually and it’s called an ex pen or exercise pen. Most of them are made of wire like this one and once dogs are trained to stay inside them, they don’t try to get out. They are happy, they have freedom of…

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Dog Training, Feeding & Care : How to Get Rid of Your Dog’s Tear Stains Dog Training 

Dog Training, Feeding & Care : How to Get Rid of Your Dog’s Tear Stains

So, how to get rid of a tear stains on a dog. This is really pretty simple. The reasons they get tearstains can really vary. Just if they get excited eating, or anything that involves using their jaw a lot they’ll start to tear a little bit; doesn’t mean that they’re crying, obviously. On this dog all we want to do is take any kind of dry cloth and just rub it underneath the eyes. She should pretty much close her eyes on her own when the cloth comes near,…

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Dog Care Tips : How to Treat a Dog With a Cold Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : How to Treat a Dog With a Cold

Let’s talk about treating a dog with a cold. Cold is a very non specific term. And humans, we think of colds as being anything from the flu to just upper respiratory viruses alone, and in essentially it’s the same with a dog. If you’re dealing with a cold, what we have in a dog is going to be generally an upper respiratory infection, a lower respiratory infection, something like that. Just feeling kind of bad. A lot of these in dogs are viral and/or bacterial. And so the first…

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Dog Care & Training : Dog Breeding Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : Dog Breeding

Hi, I’m Nancy Frensley. I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society, in Berkeley, California, and I’ve been asked the question very often what is dog breeding? Well, the answer seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? It’s two dogs breeding together to make puppies, but it’s a lot more complicated and even controversial issue than many people think about. So, those who breed in what we call the breed fancy; really responsible hobby breeders, people who are breeding dogs for a specific purpose are breeding specific traits together…

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