How to Teach a Dog to Shake


Practice teaching your dog to shake in a quiet space before introducing distractions. When she’s mastered the trick, impress your friends and family with her friendly greeting. Teaching your dog to shake is a classic dog trick that most dogs learn very quickly and will thrill your friends and family. Watch our dog trainer, Sassafras […]

How Do Dogs Get Mange?


Mange in dogs is caused from mites, which are parasites that result in hair loss and skin inflammation. Two different types of mites cause mange in dogs— Demodex species and Sarcoptes scabiei. Puppies are born with Demodex mites, while Sarcoptes mites are contracted from exposure to other dogs, wildlife or contaminated bedding. Sarcoptic mange is […]

Keeping the Geriatric Dog’s Brain and Body Fit with Exercise


From improving memory and cognition to strengthening muscles and enhancing quality of life, regular exercise is beneficial to the health and well-being of your geriatric dog. by Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC, and Evelyn Orenbuch, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CAVCA We’ve all seen it. The 80-year-old ladies lifting weights, doing Tai chi, going for […]