Posts in Category: Training & Behavior
Our best dog pals have some wonderful traits. They greet us at the door, show unconditional love, and are always ready to go for a run. But eating poop (and other gross things) is not one of the things we love about them!
The issue of poop-eating has certainly caused many a dog lover to make a face, yell, and get grossed out –and we can’t help but wonder why our dogs do it.
At The Maywood Veterinary Clinic, we’ve heard this question many times. We’ve seen our own dogs in action enough to be able to answer some of these questions. So let’s dive in and learn more about why dogs eat poop.Continue…
A veterinary hospital lobby can be a busy, but interesting place. It’s fun to see different pets, talk to owners, and visit with staff. However, the business and rapidly changing environment of the lobby can also be cause for situations that can quickly escalate.
The safety of all our patients is very important to us at Maywood Veterinary Clinic. With that in mind, we’d like to pass along some tips for hospital lobby etiquette and safety. Being prepared for your visit can make it more enjoyable for you, your pet, and others.
Lobby Etiquette and Safety
The hospital lobby is a confined space, and although you’ll likely encounter friendly, healthy pets, remember that some pets who visit us are sick or in pain. Being aware that not all who visit us are enjoying good health can help to alleviate many potential problems. Continue…
Pet training is crucial to your pet’s emotional wellness and physical safety. Teaching acceptable behavior is just as important as choosing the right food or providing enough exercise, but how, exactly, can you accomplish this?
Pet training is a lifelong process. Although commonly associated with young pets, training can still be done throughout adulthood and even into the senior years. Socialization is a main component of pet training. Much of this comes naturally, via exposure to various people and places. However, true success is reached only when a pet understands how to behave around others. Continue…