Dog Training With Liz

Dog Training With Liz

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"All Things Training

This is a space for all of us to express our ideas, ask questions and share in the great fun and satisfaction of training our dogs. I will be posting here often- tips, ideas and reccomendations. I'll also try to answer any questions you may have about training your pup. Please check in often, and by all means participte all you want.
Thanks- Liz

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Why You Should NOT Shave your Dog

Posted by lgruen56 on April 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM


A Message from the ASPCA

It’s hot out there! And if your Golden Retriever or long-haired kitty seems to suffer when the mercury rises, you might feel some temptation to break out your grooming tools and give your pets a full shave-down. We get where you’re coming from.


But wait! Put down those clippers! According to experts, you’ll be doing your pet a disservice. Here’s why:


While you or I would hate to sport a f...

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A Puppy for Christmas or NOT

Posted by lgruen56 on December 20, 2014 at 2:20 PM

5 Reasons to NOT Get a Puppy For Christmas!

By Liz Gruen

The holiday season is a time that many parents decide to surprise their children with a new puppy. While it's wonderful to bring a new member into the family, the holidays are not usually the best time to do that. Liz Gruen, owner and Professional Trainer of Dog Training With Liz, offers a few reasons why this is not the best time to bring home a new puppy.

1. The holidays are too hectic. Puppies need time to adjust to...

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Protect Your Dog's Paws

Posted by lgruen56 on June 9, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Protect Your Dog's Feet from Getting Burned on Hot Pavement

Foot pad burns may be a hard-to-see injury

By Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM

Dog's feet and pads are tough, right? Most people are aware that foot pads can be injured by stepping on something sharp, but what about something hot? Dangerously hot pavement and metal surfaces are hard to avoid in the heat of summer. Running on hard pavement is tough on feet, too. Read this Quick Tip to learn about this potential ha...

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Crate Training in a Nut Shell

Posted by lgruen56 on April 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Crate Training in A Nut Shell

By Liz Gruen

Dog Training With Liz


When I ask my clients if they use a crate for their dog, most of the time I get a no. When asked why, some people think in is cruel and others think that their dogs just don’t need a crate.


So, let’s take this from the beginning. Dogs are descendants of wolves. Where do wolves find shelter in the wild? They find it in a cave or cave-like environment. This is to p...

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Lung Worms

Posted by lgruen56 on April 8, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Lungworms in Dogs


Parasitic Respiratory Infections in Dogs

Lungworms are a parasitic worm (nematode) that settles in the lungs and windpipe (trachea), causing severe respiratory problems. Dogs that spend a lot of time roaming in the woods and/or on fields are at higher risk of developing this type of parasitic infections.

Symptoms and Types

There are several species of worm that can migrate to the lungs of animals, causing coughing ...

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Resource Guarding

Posted by lgruen56 on April 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Preventing Resource Guarding: The Protective Puppy

Posted on March 18, 2014by Canine Good Citizen

If you notice that your puppy is beginning to protect her toys, bed, balls, food, and other prized worldly possessions, she is starting to do what animal behaviorists call “resource guarding.” As with many behavior problems, the best solution for resource guarding is prevention and doing early training to keep the behavior from happening in the first place. If not stoppe...

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Reason for Vaccinations

Posted by lgruen56 on April 2, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Every dog should be seen by their veterinarian on a yearly basis. In Florida, dogs need annual heartworm tests. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos! A heartworm test requires a small blood sample. Heartworm prevention is a necessity. Help prevent Heartworm in your dogs.  The disease is deadly and costly to treat.  Also, Florida State law requires your dog to have a rabies vaccination. This used to be a yearly immunization, but newer laws recognize the 3-year vaccine. Rabies is ...

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Proper Use of Retractable Leashes

Posted by lgruen56 on April 1, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Proper Use of Retractable Leashes

By Liz Gruen

Many love the idea of a retractable leash. It gives their dog a little freedom to roam and run while still connected to you.

However, it is my opinion there is a proper way to use them and a dangerous way to use them. The proper way would be to use the one that is suited for your size dog. Another is to make sure you do not let out too much cord at one time in a populated or heavily wooded area...

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