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How & Why To Give a Dog Massage

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in CCRT News, Chihuahua Breed Info | 0 comments

How & Why To Give a Dog Massage

Your dog wants you to read about Dog Massage! Canine massage?! That’s the response most people have when they hear you talk about massaging your dog. However, just like with people, massaging your dog can relieve pain and stress, calm nerves, and strengthen the bond you have with your dog. Rubi Sullivan, CSAMP (certified small animal massage practitioner) explains that “massage is a gentle and non-invasive therapy that is a great way to maintain your dog’s health and well-being, as well as regular veterinary visits.” What are the Benefits?...

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Moc’s Liver Treats

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Chihuahua Breed Info | 0 comments

Soft yummy homemade liver treats, my fur babies love them! Moc’s Liver Treats and Tracking Bait Copyright 1997– by Moc Klinkam; All Rights Reserved 3 eggs 2/3 cup oil vegetable or olive oil 1 pound raw beef liver 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon garlic (fresh minced or dried) or garlic salt to taste Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Beat eggs and oil a few seconds in blender. Using scissors, cut liver into small pieces and add to egg/oil mixture. Add a few tablespoons of water to any liver juice remaining in the container, swish, and add...

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Aggression in Chihuahuas Can Be Managed

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Chihuahua Breed Info | 0 comments

Natalie, a trainer with Smart Dog Academy (www.smartdogacademy.com) provided free training and behaviour modification assistance with a CCRT rescued dog who had issues with aggression. She worked tirelessly with the dogs’ foster home and was a wealth of information. Below you will find some of the excellent advice she gave to our foster home regarding their aggressive foster dog and we hope you will find it useful as well. The Road to Rehab: Slowly reintroduce the crate as a positive and pleasant resting place when you are home and when the...

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Helping a Frightened Dog Adjust to a New Home

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Chihuahua Breed Info | 0 comments

Canadian Chihuahua Rescue team offers these suggestions for helping a particularly shy, frightened dog transition into a new furever home, or a foster home, as smoothly as possible. Lie on the floor and ignore him. Let him come to you. Take the top off the crate and turn it into a cozy bed Move the dog’s crate/bed to another location. He want to burrow under the covers, or curl up on top of them where he can watch things happening around him. Give him electrolytes and “Rescue Remedy” (available in health food stores) Turn...

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House Training Your Chihuahua

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Chihuahua Breed Info | 0 comments

CCRT trainers and foster families have managed to work with literally hundreds of chihuahuas under their care, successfully house training them so they are wonderful dog companions. Here are a few of their training tips for potty training.

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