Nancy Milburn

Keeping your pets Safe during the Holidays

Sometimes we can forget that some things in the house at this time of year can be toxic to our furry friends.   Poinsettias are toxic and can easily be left where the animals chew on leaves.  Chocolate also has a toxic effect and a small dog can become very sick, even die with ingestion of chocolate.   Other plants that are in the home at this time of year are Holly

Pets as Gifts

Pets as gifts sounds like an awfully good idea.. actually it is an awful idea most of the time.  The giver of the gitt may think that the person, especially a child, will love the new “furbaby” and initially this may be so.   But a pet is at least a 10 yr commitment, with a lot of expense to the owner.  Can the person receiving the pet afford this expense? 

Dog Guru

    People often ask me how is that dogs obey me almost instantly. It is simple. I give undivided attention and positive feedback to dogs.   What this means is that when I meet a new dog I look it in the face and say to it “What a good dog “ And then caress behind the ears and on the chest. I then hold something that they want in such a

How to stop a dog from Jumping up.

Dogs jump up at people to greet them and  as they are generally a lot smaller than us we have a tendency to bend over to pet them ( or push them away ).  This only encourages the jumping.  The best way to stop jumping up is to ignore the jumping and drop treats on the floor.   This gets the dog to put his nose down to the floor and