Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your Dog

Posted on Feb 14th 2022

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day totally dedicated to celebrating love. And what better love to celebrate than the unconditional love between you and your dog? Here are seven ways to let your pup know they are loved on this holiday.

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Thanksgiving Treats to Enjoy (or Avoid!) With Your Dog

Posted on Nov 22nd 2021

If your dog is part of the family it can be tempting to let them have whatever they want on such a special occasion. However, there are lots of Thanksgiving foods that aren’t safe for dogs. In fact, vets see a lot of pets around the holidays due to dogs being fed unsafe foods. Here, we at Dog Training Elite Shreveport break down what Thanksgiving foods are safe to share with your dog, what to avoid, and if you’re up for it, some special Thanksgiving treats you can whip up just for your furry best friend!

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Halloween Safety for Dogs

Posted on Oct 25th 2021

Halloween is the spookiest night of the year, but keeping your pets safe doesn't have to be tricky. Every Halloween, veterinarian clinics are bombarded with sick pups who have gotten into trouble on this spooky night. This year, skip the stress and keep your pets safe with these tips.

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Best Service Dog Breeds for Vets

Posted on May 17th 2021

For many brave veterans, the return home after service is simply the beginning of another tough battle. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly referred to as PTSD, is a clinically diagnosed psychiatric disorder that occurs following the experience of life-threatening events. The brain exists in an almost continuous state of fight or flight, unable to cope with trauma. Those living with PTSD experience flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, and uncontrollable intrusive thoughts. Fortunately, trained service dogs can help their owner handle some of these symptoms. Service dogs reduce stress and anxiety, mitigate depression, and ease social integration. Their unique services help restore confidence and independence in veterans living with PTSD. The decision to work with a PTSD service dog can be a transformational event, extending into all areas of a veteran’s life.

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How to Handle Your Dog's Separation Anxiety

Posted on Apr 26th 2021

Pet parents of an anxious dog may find that their dog becomes destructive or disruptive when the family leaves, and it’s important to learn how to recognize signs of stress and how to address them.

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