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5 Dog Walking Tips for a Better Dog Walk

By Dawn / November 6, 2022 /

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

By Dawn / October 14, 2022 /

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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How to Capture Calmness in Your Dog

By Dawn / February 3, 2022 /

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

By Dawn / January 3, 2022 /

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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Cues that traveling dogs should know

Seven Cues Every Traveling Dog Should Know

By Dawn / September 30, 2021 /

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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7 Benefits of Urban Adventure Decompression Walks and Why Every Dog in Milwaukee Needs to Do Them

By Dawn / January 19, 2021 /

While we at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care have always stressed the importance of cognitive enrichment for pets, especially cats and dogs, we have noticed that this year, there is a marked increase in the number of companies shifting their focus to it as well.  This makes us happy- cognitive enrichment is such a vital and…

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5 Reasons We are Grateful for the Pets of Milwaukee

By Dawn / November 14, 2020 /

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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leash aggression and leash reactive dog

Leash Aggression in Dogs

By Dawn / November 10, 2020 /

As a dog trainer, who has owned a reactive, or leash aggressive, dog, I am very aware of the mixed feelings this problem presents.  Before I understood what leash aggression was, I thought that I had contributed to his aggression.  I carried with me the baggage of feeling like I was not a good dog…

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10 ways to protect your dog from the heat.

Ten Ways to Protect Your Dog from the Heat

By Dawn / August 3, 2020 /

Enjoying time outdoors in the warm sun may be a highlight for many of us, especially this summer, as many of us are finding more creative ways to spend outside with our families and pets. As we enjoy time in our backyards, or even exploring local trails or going on walks around our neighborhood, we…

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Murphy getting a happy nail trim

My Journey to a Happy Nail Trim with my Pup, Murphy

By Dawn / July 16, 2020 /

Over the years, I have struggled to get my dogs to enjoy nail trims. Truthfully, I used to struggle to even get them to tolerate a nail trim. From bribing with treats, to medication, to dodging snapping teeth, and finally resolving to pay the “experts” to do nail trims, I carried the guilt that so…

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