Keep Your Dog Safe During Spring Months!

Spring is finally here and our dogs are outside loving it! Here are a few quick tips to help keep your dog safe during these months. Place lawn care and garden care items such as fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides in a safe place that your dog cannot get to. If...

E-Collars vs. Shock Collars, Which to Use?

E-collars verses Shock Collars, this is definitely a topic thats always up for debate. However, most often, we find that people just do not know what they do not know. What does that mean? Well, many years ago when the first “shock collar” was produced and used, it...

Your Dog and Table Scraps

Were all pretty much guilty at one time or another for feeding our dog human food, aka: table scraps. Although our food may be really tasty and even healthy for our consumption, this does not ring true for dogs. Training yourself to be disciplined may help your pooch...

K-9 Specialist LLC Comes To You!

For those of you who do not know, K-9 Specialist LLC travels directly to your door. This does not happen in all situations, but just know that this service is available. Depending on your situation and your needs, we may need to set up an in-home evaluation of your...

Breeder or Pet Rescue?

Choosing your next furry companion can be exciting and fun, but where do you start? Well, lets ask and answer a few questions first. Are you looking for a family pet that gets along with everyone, including children? If the answer is yes and you do not have any...

Supplements and Your Dog

Everyday we hear the latest and greatest in foods, vitamins and minerals. Us humans have the ability to speak out when we are experiencing uncomfortable feelings physically and mentally, but our dogs do not.  Food, vitamins and minerals are just as important to our...

Training For All Breeds

Training For All Breeds There is no exception when it comes to training a dog, whether it’s based on what breed or what size. Every dog needs a good foundation for its life, even the couch potatoes qualify for this. Just because your pooch may not be aggressive...

German Shepherds in the Spotlight 

  Today I would like to boast about the 2nd most popular dog breed in America, the German Shepherd. This breed is known for its loyalty, courage, and intelligence. It’s strengths are herding and protecting, which makes a very well rounded dog for almost any home...

Dogs Who Eat Our Landscaping

I’m fairly confident we all have had a dog that likes to go around and eat our beautifully landscaped lawns, shrubs, and sometimes flowers. You pride yourself by how your yard is the most beautiful on the block! That is until your furry friend decides you placed those...

Does Your Dog Have Strange Behaviors?

We hear these fun stories very often!! Most of the calls we receive is for dogs needed obedience training, aggressive behavior modification, and personal protection. However, we also get calls about some strange behaviors such as “my dog won’t walk on...

Latest on Dogs in the News

An elderly man in Washington was recently attacked and bitten multiple times by a pit bull while walking his own dog through a park he enjoys often. What went wrong? Another case of human negligence for a dog he or she decides to own. The fact that it was a pit bull...

Counter Surfing Problems

Most of our furry friends just love our human food, and they will attempt to get at it no matter what the cost!!…so it seems.    Proper training can solve this problem in a flash! Here at K-9 Specialist, we have specialized training programs to suit this very...

Aggressive Behavior Can Be Fixed

Yes, you read that correctly! Dogs with aggressive behavior, whether it is an extreme level or a lower level, can be trained how to control it. Aggressiveness is a common behavior in the dog world, especially in particular breeds, or in specific scenarios where the...

Protection Trained Dogs

Here at K-9 Specialist, we believe that we all have the right to protect ourselves, families, and homes. We exercise this right by training our dogs to help maintain our own personal safety.  Protection trained dogs can be for anyone, male or female, young or elderly....

Training Your Dog for The Holidays

As much as we love our dogs, they sure can be a handful during the holidays! Family and friends coming over to spend a festive evening around the tree and fire, egg nog being passed around, presents waiting to be opened…everything seems just perfect! Until Fido...

Your Pooches Paws During Cold Winter Months

You may think that the pads on your dogs paws will protect them from all seasons here in Michigan, but that’s not exactly the case. The salt used to melt away ice and snow on sidewalks and pavements are harmful to their paws. It dries the pads out and causes...

Fall Is Here!

October 8th, 2015 Fall is a beautiful time of year here in Michigan! Trees changing colors of brilliant yellows, red and oranges. Hot apple cider is being served here daily. The scent of acorns and leaves blowing around, and of course we cannot for get the pumpkin...

Are Dog Parks A Good Idea?

September 30th, 2015 Here at K-9 Specialist, we believe that proper socialization and play time for your pooch should be done outside of a dog park, here’s why! At a park you see many dogs of different breeds, sizes, and temperament. Some of those dogs are...

Choosing a Breed Right for You

Choosing A Breed Right For You The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing a dog for you, your family, or a loved one, should never be based on looks alone. Although you may have had a favorite breed in mind, that does not always mean the breed is...
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