• Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    When your Morkie does NOT deserve praise

    There are two main styles of dog training today. One focuses on positive reinforcement and the other, dominance techniques. Positive reinforcement doesn’t mean you simply ignore the bad behaviour. Instead, it means that you take away something your dog likes. Dominance techniques takes it one step further, with a physically dominating action such as putting your […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

    Time to find the big turkey roasting pan, the extra pie plates and more…. it’s Thanksgiving in Canada today, with food, fun and family. But there are some things to watch out for if you have a Morkie. Dash N Dine At events like Thanksgiving, your Morkie can easily slip out the door with company […]

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    Longest living dogs

    In the last post, I answered a common question: “how long will my Morkie live?” Although there haven’t been enough generations of Morkies to form a solid history, my opinion is that a Morkie’s average age is 15, and that they can live as long as 17 or 18 years. I based that on the longevity of the parents, […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
    Dangers of air fresheners and your Morkie

    It’s ironic that air fresheners can be dangerous for your Morkie or any small dog, because they are often the reason we’re using an air freshener! What are the dangers of air fresheners? Popular commercial air fresheners for your home are often made with formaldehyde (a know carcinogen), and xylene (a neurotoxin). Some actually use a […]

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    How long will my Morkie live?

    Wondering how long your little Morkie will likely be around? When it comes to longevity, your Morkie has a lot going for him. First, let’s start the parents: the Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese dog. Yorkshire Terriers live a long while Typically, Yorkies live 14 to 16 years. Don’t let the sweet, gentle look of […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    The war on ticks!

       Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on products designed to kill fleas and ticks on pets!    Are we winning the war? Probably not; fleas can be a real nuisance for dogs, but ticks seem almost impossible to conquer. They are super resistant to insecticides and can live for long periods without […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Is baby shampoo OK as Dog Shampoo?

    IS HUMAN SHAMPOO SAFE FOR DOGS? This is a question I hear quite often and the short answer is NO. Although it’s ok to use in a pinch, dog shampoo is different. It’s made to match a dog’s natural PH levels and much thinner skin. (Remember grade 9 science? The pH level of the skin […]

  • Feeding Your Morkie
    Can Dogs Eat People Food?

    OK there ARE some people foods that your Morkie can eat from time to time. But it’s not a good idea to feed him people food all the time, even though he’ll probably like it better.  Why? First, Morkies have sensitive stomachs. Constantly changing their food mix can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Second, Morkies need a […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    No tricks, no treats this Halloween

    The ASPCA has made a list of some precautionary pet safety tips for all pet parents to heed so that there are no scaredy cats this Halloween. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowlful of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for […]

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