Welcome to the Foothills Animal Rescue Resources Blog. Here you will find helpful topics from dealing with separation anxiety to keeping a poison safe home. If you would like to filter the topics by category, just click on a topic to see all articles related to Dogs, for example.

Separation Anxiety

One of the most common complaints of pet parents is that their dogs are disruptive or destructive when left alone. Their dogs might urinate, defecate, bark, howl, chew, dig or try to escape. Although these problems often indicate that a dog needs to be taught polite house manners, they can also be symptoms of distress. […]

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Leash Training Your Dog

Teaching your dog to walk on a loose leash stops him from pulling during walks. It is not a perfect “heel” which keeps your dog strictly by your side. It allows your dog room to sniff and explore the neighborhood, as long as he leaves some slack in his leash. In other words, your dog […]

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Introducing A New Dog To Other Pets

From “the leader of the pack” to “the top dog”, plenty of simplistic metaphors come from the canine world. But relationships between canines can be pretty complex, beginning with the very first meeting. Like most animals who live in groups, dogs establish their own social structure, sometimes called a dominance hierarchy. This dominance hierarchy serves […]

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Introducing Your New Dog To Your Home

We strongly recommend that you leave the leash on the dog and walk him around the house to the rooms that you want them to know at first. Gradually allow the dog access to more of your home such as bedrooms, while you get to know them and they handle the transition to a new […]

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    We strongly recommend that you leave the leash on the dog and walk him around the house to the rooms Read More
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    From “the leader of the pack” to “the top dog”, plenty of simplistic metaphors come from the canine world. But Read More
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    One of the most common complaints of pet parents is that their dogs are disruptive or destructive when left alone. Read More
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