Excessive Barking

Some of these training techniques require you to have an idea as to why your dog barks. Always remember to keep these tips in mind while training: Don’t yell at your dog to be quiet—it just sounds like you’re barking along with him. Keep your trainin...

Ruffin It Dog Day Camp: Training Day Care

Ruffin It Trainer Kath Webb and the team of staff at Ruffin It want to help you nix your best friends unwanted behaviors all the while teaching them some fun mentally simulating tricks while you are at work! Ruffin it is introducing weekly training activities (training goals)...

A Dog’s Purpose.. from a 6 year old’s perspective :)

Enjoy this read, its one of our favorites   Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa , and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a...

Veterinarian sits in an overheating car to prove a big point!

  Most of us know and have heard about the dangers of leaving your pet and or child in a car when temperatures are warm/hot, but this veterinarian goes even further to prove his point. This is a great eye opening example of how fast a car can really heat up!

Summer warning: SPEARGRASS

“Spear grass” is a blanket term for any grass with a barbed seed. Although there are around 60 varieties of spear grass the one most commonly found on the south island is Foxtail Barley Grass. Foxtail is found growing on most boulevards (especially around trees and posts), lawns,...