Category: Blog

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Puppy Biting and Nipping Issues

Puppy Biting and Nipping Issues Anyone who has spent any decent amount of time playing with puppies has had their hand nipped. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but other times it...

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Resource Guarding

Resource Guarding Resource or food guarding is a potentially serious issue that can lead to serious injury, and significant consequences for your dog. It is important for every pet owner to learn about the...

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Dealing with Hyperactivity

Dealing with Hyperactivity Many of the dogs surrendered to our shelter come to us because of issues related to hyperactivity. A dog that can run 5 miles, and still want to play can wear...

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Going to the Dog Park

Going to the Dog Park The dog park can be a scary place to go for the first time for you and your dog. It can also be really fun and stress relieving! Fortunately,...

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Dog to Dog Introductions

Dog to Dog Introductions Most potential dog adopters at Great River Rescue have other dogs at home. Therefore, we facilitate a lot of dog to dog introductions. These meetings can give a lot of...

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Traveling with Your Pets During COVID-19

Traveling with Your Pets During COVID-19 Guest post from Million Mile Secrets The global Coronavirus pandemic has affected the lives of everyone. We have all had to make adjustments to keep ourselves and our...

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Leash Aggression

Leash Aggression Have you ever had a dog that is calm and friendly one minute, but turns into an angry, aggressive beast when you put on a leash? This can be a difficult and...

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Excessive Barking

Excessive BarkingĀ  Recently, Great River Rescue conducted a survey among our clients about pet behavior problems. The number one problem identified was excessive barking in dogs. A dog that barks at friends, or barks...