Training vs Genetics

“It’s all in how you raise them.” A saying I have grown to hate over time as a dog trainer. Simply because it just isn’t true and does more harm than good. You can start a puppy from scratch and provide it all the love in the world and it can...

Want to feed raw? Here are some recipes to try

As I mentioned in some of my previous posts, dogs don’t need grains in their diets. They were meant to eat meat. Real meat! This article gathers 24 easy and healthy raw dog food recipes, based on a mix of meat and vegetables. Most commercial dog foods use soy, corn...

Jump into spring with the April sale

Well March is almost over and so is the March madness sale. Don’t worry if you didn’t take advantage of the March sale we are doing another for April, any new training clients who sign up for a 4 or 6 week package deal will get 25% off the prepaid lesson...

What does your dogs bark mean?

The meaning of pitches: Low pitched sounds (such as a dog’s growl) usually indicate threats, anger and the possibility of aggression. These are interpreted as meaning “Stay away from me.”  High pitch sounds mean the opposite, asking to be allowed to...

Is your dog making you sick?

Here at Rrruffhouse our dog trainers are always seeking knowledge to help dog owners do better. Did you know that you can actually get sick from your dog? Did you know that many times you wouldn’t even know how you got sick or that it was even possible for your...

Parvo, what is it? How do I prevent it?

Rrruffhouse dog trainers spend many hours a day researching things we get asked the most about, we get asked questions about health, food recommendations, what vets to use, what vaccines do we need, what toys, bedding, leashes collars do we need, do we need training?...

Dog trainers ask are you ready for a puppy?

If you have told yourself ” I want a dog” or ” I need a puppy”  and you think your ready then here are a few questions you should ask yourself first to help you determine if your really ready? Will you be having a baby in your dogs lifetime? If...

How do I choose a dog trainer?

First ask yourself what you want your dog to learn? Is your dog an extreme case? If your dog is an extreme case then sit, stay, come or heel is not the first things you need to learn. Some trainers don’t do rehabilitation, some don’t do behavioural...

When I got a dog

When I got my new dog I asked for strength that I might rear her perfectly; I was given weakness that I might feed her more treats. I asked for good health that I might rest easy; I was given a “special needs” dog that I might know nurturing. I asked for...