Adopt a Friend This Summer!

June 8th, 2010

Summer is the perfect time to give a rescue friend their forever home. Training classes can be found all over Portland, and it’s easier to encourage dogs into a new routine when it’s nice outside. Right now, Clackamas County Dog Services is offering half-price adoptions for the month of June! You can give a great dog a loving home. Senior dogs are especially in need of adoption and make wonderful companions. Please visit http://www.co.clackamas.or.us/dogs/ for more information, or call 503-655-8628.

 

Warm Weather Fun!

May 14th, 2010

Howdy, friends!   It looks like the Multnomah County Fair has gone to the dogs this year! Just in time for this beautiful weather, the fair will be hosting a Dog Expo over Memorial Day weekend at Oaks Amusement Park. Dogs and their owners are welcome to meet each other in the park and sample many pet-friendly vendors that can only be found in Portland. One of the highlights of the fair will be FlyBall. This fast-paced Fido sport is taking the country by storm and is so exciting to watch! Flyball combines both speed and agility in a relay format. According to the North American Flyball Association, at www.flyball.org, Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over[...] Read the full article…

 

Chewing with dogs

January 26th, 2010

Chewing is always a difficult problem with puppies, and it’s one that needs to be resolved for your pet to be a part of your household. The good news is that most dogs do grow out of their chewing behavior. The bad news is that they can do quite a lot of damage before they do. Here are some ways to train your puppy: Crate training – Crate-training is the most feasible option for many people, and it can keep your puppy feeling safe and secure when you’re away. Reward conditioning – When you are around, watch him like a hawk. When you see him grabbing onto your leather loafers or a chair leg, distract him with some other, more attractive option. When he takes the rawhide chew or nylon bone or whatever “good” toy you want him to chew, give him lots of praise and petting. A variety of[...] Read the full article…