General Pet Information

dog_clicker_training_cf9bbPet Insurance

Pet insurance is a smart idea. U.S. pet owners will spend approximately $13.6 billion on veterinary care in 2012 according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). The APPA also reports American pet owners spend on average over $700 annually per dog and $500 annually per cat for healthcare expenses. Don’t let an unexpected veterinary bill catch you off guard! From vaccinations to a late night visit to the emergency clinic, you can give your pet the best care available while controlling the costs with pet insurance.  So how do you find the pet insurance provider and the pet insurance plan that’s right for you and your pet?  This webinar will introduce you to pet insurance along with PetFirst and help you determine what you should consider when shopping for pet insurance for your furry family member Continue reading

Basic Dog Training

130501-dog-agility-training1 (1)Just as every new human member of a household must be trained to behave properly, so must dogs. Everyone in the household is better off if the dog conforms to the behaviour expected of it.

That applies to the dog, too.

By nature, your dog wants your approval. It wants to please you (most of the time, anyway!). But it can’t do that without being taught what you expect of it.

During your dog’s life you may decide to teach it to perform all manner of impressive tricks and tasks. Those are optional. But the following types of training should be considered as absolutely essential for every dog owner. Continue reading