News and Information: Digging

All dogs especially puppies have behavioral issues.  The way to deal with them is consistency. 

In this update we will address one issue:  Digging. 

Dogs like to dig, and you'll need to train them to get them to stop. You need to catch your dog in the act to stop digging. Say "no" and distract him with a toy. Scolding him after he's already dug a hole doesn't work -- this is all about being consistent when they're digging, not afterward.

Tip: Give him a sandbox where he can dig. Then bury some favorite toys and watch him have fun digging them out.

If you are consistent you will get results. It will take a time and patience. And YOU WILL slip up just like they will but you will get results.  

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At Alpine Veterinary Care we understand that your pets are an important part of your life. We combine the latest in veterinary medicine and services with old-fashioned loving, considerate and compassionate care for your pet so that they may enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle. We do this by treating your pet’s healthcare as a partnership that closely involves you and the veterinarian. We listen to your concerns and questions, give you more than you expect and provide significant client education to both assist in preventing and also treating issues that may arise. We provide routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical, dental and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

We understand that people work very hard and the cost of modern medicine can be expensive. We will recommend the proper diagnostics and treatments and work with you to provide care you can afford. 

Dr. Puiggari and the staff at Alpine Veterinary Care believe that veterinary medicine is not just a job but a way of life. We treat your animals like our own. We strive to provide you with quality healthcare, excellent client service and value for your money.

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