5 Dog Walking Tips for a Better Dog Walk

One very common request I get as a dog trainer is “How can I make my dog walk better?”  While I do not think we need to make our dogs do anything, there are tips to help you and your dog have a more enjoyable and beneficial walk.  All of our staff at Milwaukee Paws Pet…

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You Have a Friend- Reactive Dog Training Program

Why do we need to talk about reactive dog training and how it can help? Simply stated, when we bring a dog into our families, we have an idea of what life will be like with this new family member.  As a dog trainer, I often have the opportunity to hear the stories clients share…

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Raw Food Diet for Dogs: the Nutritional Gold Standard

The raw food diet for dogs is the gold standard in canine nutrition A Raw Food Diet in Dogs is the Gold Standard of Canine Nutrition What is the benefit of a raw food diet for dogs, or even. fresh food diet for dogs?  Almost every human has heard the adage “you are what you…

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How to Capture Calmness in Your Dog

Why Capture Calmness: Some dogs are calm, chill and relaxed most of the time.  It seems that their default is to relax and stay calm.  For other dogs, reaching a state of calmness is harder to attain and not their go to behavior. Capturing calmness is key for dogs who are more hyper, high energy…

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Reflections from a Pet Professional on 2021 and the New Year

Each year, as the new year begins, I like to reflect back over the past 12 months.  I take this time to reflect on the year, the successes and challenges it brought, how well I handled them and where I struggled.  I find this time helpful to give me perspective, to help me remember how…

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Seven Cues Every Traveling Dog Should Know

Cues that traveling dogs should know

Before traveling with your pet, teach them the cues that will make your trip safer and more fun for all of you! Traveling with our canine companions can be a lot of fun and can really help to strengthen the bond between pet and pet parent.  Before you hit the road with Fido, though, there…

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Essential Winter Gear for Milwaukee Dogs

dog in winter, winter gear for dogs

I am often asked what dogs need to be safe and comfortable in winter.  The truth is, this depends on the dog!  You need to look at whether your dog is bred to be an outdoor dog in winter or not, is your dog a large breed, small breed or somewhere in between?  Also, consider…

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5 Reasons We are Grateful for the Pets of Milwaukee

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November is typically the month of thankfulness, gratitude and Thanksgiving. It seems appropriate, given that we are preparing to head into a season of gift giving, social get togethers (well, maybe not so many social gatherings this year) and the start of the new year.  It always made sense to me that we begin the…

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