Deb Nabb

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Deb has more than 26 years experience teaching and rehabilitating dogs of all ages, breeds, mixes and backgrounds. She is also a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator and helps place volunteers and their companion dogs in facilities making a difference for people in need of unconditional love and support.

She is currently the host of “The Mutt Matcher” radio show on Denver’s Talk Station 630 KHOW. Deb lives with her husband and four dogs in Parker, Colorado and continues to teach dogs, educate pet parents, and save lives.

Expert Articles by Deb Nabb

Dog Behavior and Training

How to train your dog to stop pulling on their leash
With a little patience, these methods will work well for many dogs, and will also help you to form a close bond with your dog. However, some dogs are a little more difficult and may be a little harder...
Stop your dog from barking you up a tree
For thousands of dog owners, excessive barking can not only be an annoying and stressful problem, but it also often leads many people to isolate and punish their dogs.  By taking the time to understa...

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Dog Behavior and Training

How to train your dog to stop pulling on their leash
With a little patience, these methods will work well for many dogs, and will also help you to form a close bond with your dog. However, some dogs are a little more difficult and may be a little harder...
Stop your dog from barking you up a tree
For thousands of dog owners, excessive barking can not only be an annoying and stressful problem, but it also often leads many people to isolate and punish their dogs.  By taking the time to understa...
How to choose a dog trainer
You may have spent a great deal of time researching breeds as well as finding the “right” dog for you and your family. The same attention to detail is important in choosing a dog trainer. Dogs are...
Walk your dog safely and enjoyably
By all means walk your dog! They need the exercise, the fresh air and a chance to explore.  Just be prepared and stay vigilant, keeping your pal’s safety and well being in mind....
Training your dog to walk on leash begins with planning ahead
Keep in mind that dogs weren’t born knowing how to walk on a leash, just as we weren’t born knowing how to use one. Similar to operating any tool, it takes practice to gain skills and become comfo...
Preventing dog aggression and protecting dog owners
The state of dog ownership has changed dramatically in the last 60 years. From the dog living outside and eating our scraps to now being valued by their owners as children, dogs have shifted their pos...
Expert advice on training your dog as home and family protection
Home protection dogs are an excellent source of security. Having a properly trained protection dog elevates the feeling of your personal security. There are many statistics out there proving protectio...

Dog Health and Wellness

Our pets aren't property: co-parenting after divorce
I can’t imagine many people going into a marriage thinking it will end. At the beginning it’s nothing but hope, excitement and love. But life has a way of not always working out as we planned and ...
Keep your pet safe during the holidays
With all the hustle and bustle during the end of the year holidays, it’s easy to forget about the impact to your pet’s safety and well-being.  Planning ahead and using these Do’s and Don’ts t...
Your pet is lost....now what?
While no one can guarantee that a missing animal will be reunited with their family, I have been fortunate to be part of many amazing stories about four-legged friends which I assisted. These include ...
Protect your pet when getting lost with a microchip or GPS collar
There are a lot of options available for finding a reliable ID for your pet. Consider all of them and implement at least one of them. Also, keep your information up to date and check them frequently t...
A balanced diet and feeding routine keeps a dog healthy and trim
If we learn to pay attention to the signs, our dogs are pretty good about telling us how they’re feeling and what they want. Whining at the door when they haven’t relieved themselves for a while? ...
Choose a vet for your dog or cat that is respectful and compassionate
Owning a cat or dog is a big responsibility that goes above and beyond feeding, bathing and walks. Make sure you take the time to research different veterinary options in your area so you can make an ...
Dog medication advice to help keep your pet safe and healthy
The odds are that eventually your dog will need some form of medication. And while there is a financial cost involved and it requires a little extra work on our part, you should be thankful that you c...
Know what to ask when choosing a veterinarian for your dog or cat
Protect your dog from the winter chills and keep them healthy
Even though your pet has a healthy coat of hair, they can still get the chills, which also means that they can get sick. To help you prevent your dog from getting sick, and keep warm and safe during t...
Protect your dog from harmful foods during Thanksgiving
Feeding your dog scraps is all well and good, but there are some things you need to be sure you don’t feed your dog so that they don’t get sick. By following this advice above, you can be sure tha...
Advice when your are forced to find a new home your dog
As you can see, there are many reasons that people may be forced to rehome their dog, but there are also options available, including potential resources to help you keep your dog as well. It is encou...
Self-hypnosis can help you to help your dog lose weight
Your pet depends on you. To help your dog lose weight, you have to feed it normally. Your pet is fat because of your habit of overfeeding. Your habit of overfeeding can be changed with self-hypnosis. ...

Choosing a Dog

Where to get a new puppy
In summary, look for a breeder who:-Insists you visit where the puppies were born and raised. If they will sell to you sight unseen, walk away.-Raises puppies in a home, not a kennel:Puppies who spend...
Picking the perfect puppy for your family
Choosing a puppy is a big decision with lots of options. Whether your family lives on a farm in Virginia or a New York City apartment, there’s a perfect puppy breed for you. Once you have done your ...
How to get involved with an animal welfare organization
To get involved in an animal rescue near you:Find a rescue organization or shelter near you:Petfinder.com is a national listing of animal organizations, many with foster homes. Some exist only as fost...

Caring for a New Puppy

Considerations when socializing your new pup in a play group
Many of us either have owned or know people who have dogs who “don’t like other dogs.”  The primary cause of this aversion to those of their own kind is lack of proper exposure and socializatio...
How to choose a good veterinarian and quickly establish rapport
The great Will Rogers once said, “The best doctor in the world is a veterinarian. They can't ask patients what is the matter – they’ve got to just know.” And good veterinarians learn to “kno...
Advice for choosing your new puppy's interactive toys
There will be a lot to adjust to, for both you and your new pup, during those first few weeks and months of puppy ownership. Exercise, both physical and mental, on a daily basis will help your pup gro...
Understand and budget for the lifetime costs of owning a pet
Budgeting for a new best friend can give you a realistic picture of how prepared your family is to take on a new financial responsibility, and will help avoid costly surprises in the future. Take the ...
Choose a doggy daycare with a well-trained and trustworthy staff
Every dog owner believes that he or she is the best provider for their pet. In keeping with that philosophy, you should expect someone who will offer similar standards of high care while you are apart...
Advice on fostering a pet from a rescue organization or shelter
Fostering animals is a necessary and rewarding experience that helps save thousands of animals from unnecessary euthanization. Fostering animals is a relatively unrecognized act that changes lives and...

Traveling Dog Owner

A trustworthy dog sitter will allow you to relax while at work or away
Professional pet sitters can be a godsend to your pets and your life. Not only can they help you when you are out of town, but also when you work long hours, or want to go out after work without runni...
Your dog won't miss you at all when you pick the right kennel
Doing some advance research into the organization and people who will look after your beloved dog will help you feel more comfortable leaving him during your travels. Ask as many questions about a fac...
Expert advice on choosing a reliable doggy daycare
Whether you're gone for the day or several days, pets need attention and social interaction. Find a pet daycare service that will focus on the mental, social and emotional health of your pet. Find a d...

Dog Diseases and Conditions

Treating bladder infections in dogs and cats
Remember that in order to prevent bladder infections in cats and dogs, these carnivorous animals need a meat-based diet to maintain acidic urine. Consider another prevention method in the form of supp...
Caring for your blind dog or cat
Loss of vision can be alarming and life changing. However, early diagnosis and intervention can reverse some conditions, while alternative modalities can improve quality of life in others. Consistency...
Dogs with dermatitis: causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Just like children, dogs can be very sensitive to allergens. It is essential to your dogs overall health and well-being that you address allergies before they are allowed to get out of hand. Allergic ...
What to do if your puppy has a parvovirus infection
Infection with parvovirus is a very scary illness. 50% of unvaccinated puppies will die regardless of infection. Odds are worse for Pit Bull Terriers and Rottweilers. The sooner you act the better you...
Prevention and treatment options for canine cancer
Cancer is a very scary diagnosis. To give your dog the best help possible, do what you can to decrease inflammation before the diagnosis, know what your dog is susceptible to and search all avenues if...
Get a handle on flea prevention and treatment for your dog
No one wants to deal with fleas. Yuck! Horrible little blood suckers. Opportunists. They are well adapted to our world. Keeping them out of our homes makes life more comfortable - for ourselves and ou...
How you treat your dog with kennel cough can make a big difference
Usually, kennel cough is a self-limiting, viral infection, just like the human cold. And, just like our cold, there is no medication to make it go away faster. But, if left untreated, and the immune s...
What to do when your dog has irregular urination patterns
Any change in urination pattern in an otherwise housebroken dog is the signal that something isn’t right and should be investigated right away. The sooner you get an answer, the sooner you and your ...
Abnormal poop patterns or color could signal that your dog is sick
Changes in the color, consistency, size or frequency of our dogs making number two is a signal for changes on the inside. Knowing when and what the changes mean helps make a proper diagnosis. ...
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