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Maureen Keene is a certified full-time dog trainer who has been working professionally on the South Shore of Long Island, NY since 2011. Maureen, who dog trained as a child uses only positive reinforcement and reward-based training techniques. Her focus is to set the dog AND the owner up to succeed helping them reach their training goals and structuring the training so that it is fun and rewarding for all.

6 Tips for Traveling With Pets

Your pet is more or less a part of your family and there's no reason to leave it behind when you take a weekend getaway with the fam. Well, the (often) exorbitant pet boarding costs and the struggle of finding an amiable dog sitter may also figure into the equation, but there's also a lot [...]

By | October 14th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , |Comments Off on 6 Tips for Traveling With Pets

How to Keep Your Dog from Destroying Your Garden

They may be our best friends, but let's face it; dogs can be a pain in the backside sometimes. I mean, how many times have you found your furry friend in places you don't want him to be in, like your newly manicured garden? If you are finding it hard to keep your dog out [...]

By | September 17th, 2020|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |Comments Off on How to Keep Your Dog from Destroying Your Garden

Studies Link Canine Cancers to Lawn Chemicals

A study by the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine established that lawn pesticides, especially those containing the chemical 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), can cause canine malignant lymphoma (CML) and canine bladder cancer.  Contact with lawn care products applied by professional lawn companies increased the risk of CML significantly by up to 70 percent. The risk [...]

By | August 12th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Studies Link Canine Cancers to Lawn Chemicals

Separation Anxiety When You Return to the Office

As the country gears up to ease regulations amid the Coronavirus pandemic and re-open the economy, employees are also preparing to return to the office.  Although large offices will remain closed for a couple of weeks or so, plenty of workers will still have to wake up early, brave the morning chill and commute to [...]

By | July 14th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Separation Anxiety When You Return to the Office

Dogs Go Through Puberty Just Like Humans

Do you know that teenage dogs are rebellious? Well, according to several studies, pooches undergo notable behavioral changes when they reach puberty, similar to adolescent human beings. As per the research conducted by scholars at the University of Nottingham and Newcastle University (involving Labradors, Golden Retrievers, and a crossbreed of the two), dogs tend to [...]

By | June 11th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Dogs Go Through Puberty Just Like Humans

Stop Canine Cabin Fever

During these hard times, even man's best friend could easily develop emotional distress. Thankfully, there is something you could do to help your dog cope with isolation and quarantine situations. Rosie Paterson talks to a dog expert to help you figure out how you can keep your dog from developing canine cabin fever. As it [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Stop Canine Cabin Fever

Keep Up With Your Dog’s Training While Stuck at Home

We are at a time where almost every government in the world has either announced a lockdown or is seriously considering the prospect. Loneliness, loss of income, and general despair are some of the major problems most people will face during this pandemic.  If you’re a pet owner, being confined for months will not only [...]

By | April 8th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Keep Up With Your Dog’s Training While Stuck at Home

Get Rid of Your Retractable Dog Leash 

When going out with your dog in public, it's not only a legal requirement to leash him up, but also a protective measure for both him and the public. There are numerous ways you can leash your dog. These include the use of a harness, slop lead, headcollar, and retractable leashes. Each of these options [...]

By | March 12th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Get Rid of Your Retractable Dog Leash 

How To Teach Your Dog To Shake Hands

Teaching your dog how to shake hands will not only amuse and impress your friends, but also provides the foundation for teaching your pet other tricks, and consequently deepening your bond. The goal is to have them offering their little paw up for shaking without any physical manipulation from you, except for a verbal cue. [...]

By | February 11th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |Comments Off on How To Teach Your Dog To Shake Hands

Tips to Make the Holidays Less Stressful for Dogs

The festive season can be a very overwhelming time for your dog. This is especially true if you intend to travel or host your friends and relatives. As a responsible pet parent, you need to ensure that your canine companion is comfortable and at ease during this period so that they can enjoy the holidays [...]

By | January 12th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |Comments Off on Tips to Make the Holidays Less Stressful for Dogs