Brad Pattison's Dog Tips

How to make your dog more confident

Aug 23, 2012 / 11:00 am

In this quick video tip, Brad explains how you can help your dog keep cool, calm and collected in potentially scary situations. #next_pages_container {...

Can vicious dog bites be prevented?

Aug 16, 2012 / 11:00 am

Did you know that boys under 10 are reported to be in the highest bite category for dogs? Next are young girls. The main reason for this is the rambunctious...

Walking your dog? Don't miss this tip

Aug 9, 2012 / 11:00 am

Many people are not aware of the dangers they put their dogs in when crossing the street. If you are at a curb waiting for a walk signal, be sure to stand a...

How to handle Fido this long weekend

Aug 2, 2012 / 11:00 am

With the long weekend coming up and many outdoor events happening in the city, be sure to keep your dog's best interest in mind if you are considering...

Want a toy for your dog? Avoid these

Jul 26, 2012 / 11:00 am

When it comes to toys, I often find that dogs have an abundance of them. I have a simple rule with my clients – only three toys at given time. You will...

Your dog is not a walking petting zoo

Jul 19, 2012 / 3:00 pm

In this week's video tip, Brad discusses how to deal with all the people you see along your walk who want to pet your dog. Some very important tips here...

Does your dog have an ear infection?

Jul 12, 2012 / 11:00 am

In this video tip, Brad shows us what we can do to check our dogs' ears for signs of infection. Sniff away! ...

Be a doggie dentist with these tips

Jul 6, 2012 / 10:00 am

Dental care is an important part of your dog’s health. At an early age, it is a good idea to get your dog familiar with having its teeth, gums and mouth...

Boating with Fido? Read this first

Jun 28, 2012 / 11:00 am

I have seen more and more people taking their dogs with them boating, which is awesome! Not only is it another way to spend quality time with the furry member...

Running up the stairs shouldn't be ruff

Jun 21, 2012 / 11:00 am

A few years ago some clients of mine had their first baby, and after he was born, they came to class and they said that for them, the most important training...

Important tips for traveling with Fido

Jun 14, 2012 / 11:00 am

With summer upon us, many people like to take their dog with them on the family holiday. If you are traveling by car or SUV with the family dog, you must be...

Watch for these parking lot dangers

Jun 7, 2012 / 12:00 pm

In this video tip, Brad teaches dog owners what to look out for when taking your dog out of the car into a parking lot. ...

Help your dog to play well with others

May 31, 2012 / 11:01 am

In this special video, Brad tells us how to go about training your dog to socialize with other dogs. ...

Dogs and storms: Tips you must know

May 24, 2012 / 11:00 am

The change in atmospheric pressure, more electricity in the air, can cause anxiety within certain dogs. This is why some dogs will become frantic before you...

Read this before getting a dog

May 17, 2012 / 11:00 am

If you are looking to get a new puppy or older dog, you must be sure that everyone in the family is on board with bringing a new furry animal into the house. I...

Get to know your dog: 5 fun facts

May 10, 2012 / 11:00 am

Fun facts: a. Did you know that dogs move 7 times faster than humans? Speed is critical for dogs; the faster you move the more they will pay attention to...

Are you letting your dog win?

May 3, 2012 / 11:00 am

I have often seen people at the dog park or on the street get frustrated with their dog for not behaving how they want them to. When you get frustrated and...

Important dog grooming tips

Apr 26, 2012 / 10:00 am

Whether or not you take your dog to the groomer, here are some grooming tips you can use to keep your dogs coat free of mats and overall cleanliness. Depending...

Dog vs. baby doesn't have to be tricky

Apr 19, 2012 / 11:00 am

When introducing a new baby into the family, it is important to allow your dog to see the preparation of the newborn's arrival. Allow the dog to explore,...

A can't-miss, very serious dog tip

Apr 12, 2012 / 11:00 am

A word of caution with exercise and feeding of your dog. Kind of like the rule of ‘no swimming’ after you have eaten, as a rule of thumb, I do not...