TIPS FOR BRINGING HOME A NEW DOG

TIPS FOR BRINGING HOME A NEW DOGThere's nothing quite like the excitement of bringing a new dog into the family. Care is taken to choose the right one, or a rescued stray has taken a special place in your heart. You have images of cuddling, hanging out, going for car rides and the dog lying at your…

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Why Choke Collars Aren't the Best Solution to a Pulling Dog and What Is

 Why Choke Collars Aren't the Best  Solution to a Pulling Dog and What IsDogs do not make the connection between the tightening of a collar around their neck and you at the end of the leash.  All they know is that something is digging into their neck and since dogs can tolerate a lot of pain, they just pull harder.I can't…

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DOG TRAINING ADVICE: WILL NEW DOG BE SAFE AT DOG PARK?

DOG TRAINING ADVICE: WILL NEW DOG BE SAFE AT DOG PARK?Dear Readers, I have been rescuing and training dogs since the 1980s and spearheaded changing a law in LA making it illegal to tie a dog up in the yard as a lifestyle. I often hear dog owners claim their dog is particularly smart and I explain that dogs are smart. …

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IT IS ILLEGAL TO KEEP A DOG TIED UP IN A YARD

IT IS ILLEGAL TO KEEP A DOG  TIED UP IN A YARDReprinted from issue # 4 Feb. 2009. Lightly edited.When some people look out their window or go into their yard, they are forced to witness their neighbor's dog tied to a dog house or stake while the family is inside or away. Or maybe the dog lives isolated in…

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Importance of Tagging Your Dog

Importance of Tagging Your Dog"My dog never gets out."  Famous last words. When Los Angeles experienced an exciting thunder and lightning storm, I went to my front window to enjoy the light show and saw a dog, soaking wet, running down the street in an utter panic.A day after the rains, I…

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Outdoor Dogs Get Cold Too

Outdoor Dogs Get Cold Too Give most dogs a choice between a soft pillow and cozy fire...or cold ground outside, what do you think they will choose? People who have outdoor dogs often mistake a dog's silence as an indication there isn’t any problem. What  they don’t realize is that dogs can endure enormous…

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Avoid Hot Dogs This Summer

Avoid Hot Dogs This Summer When was the last time you walked on a sidewalk or asphalt road in the middle of a hot summer's day...in bare feet?  Wouldn't think of venturing out without your sandals!   Now think of your dog as he walks beside you across a searing hot parking lot or…

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Why Your Dog Doesn't Listen To You

Why Your Dog Doesn't Listen To You Dog problems are almost always the result of a lack of proper communication between the dog and the Pet Parent.   When Pet Parents come to me for training, I’ll watch the way they relate to their dog while they talk about their concerns.  I hear... “Foxie!  How many times…

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Poisoning Rats Means Poisoning Cats

Poisoning Rats Means Poisoning Cats Let's say you’ve discovered some mouse droppings, maybe even seen a mouse or rat scurrying by one night.  So you decide to get some rat poison and put it out confident the problem has been solved. The rat eats the poison and makes its way across the yard where…

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Keeping Outdoor Dogs Warm This Winter

Keeping Outdoor Dogs Warm This WinterGive a dog a choice between a soft pillow and cosy fire...or the cold ground outside, what do you think she will choose? People who have outdoor dogs often mistake a dogs silence as an indication there is no problem but dogs can endure enormous pain and suffering before…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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