Welcome to Just Giants Rescue Education section! 

Adopting any dog can be a challenging but adopting a giant is a HUGE decision. The volunteers at Just Giants are here to help you.

We strive to keep all of our volunteers up to date with the latest and greatest information available about giant breeds, so why not share it with our amazing adopters, fans and followers.  

Here we will provide information, resources and suggestions to help assist you in your journey of being owned by a giant breed. The information is based on frequently asked questions regarding Nutrition, Behavior & Training needs as well as an “over the counter” approach to remedy common ailments.

*Please note that this page is for informational purposes and you should consult with your veterinarian or certified trainer before implementation of suggestions within this page. 

Training & Behavior

Behavior: What to do about growling?

WHAT TO DO ABOUT GROWLING? Punishing A Dog For Growling Is Like Taking The Batteries Out Of Your Smoke Detector.   You Do Not Want To Hear The Noise But The Danger Is Still There! If your dog growls or uses another one of the subtler signs of anxiety or aggression, we need to be… Read More »Behavior: What to do about growling?


CANINE COMMUNICATION AND BODY LANGUAGE                        The Ladder of Aggression by Kendall Shepherd   The Ladder of Aggression is a depiction of the body language canine communication signals that any dog will give in response to an escalation of perceived stress and threat. It can begin with very mild social interaction and pressure, to which… Read More »CANINE COMMUNICATION AND BODY LANGUAGE

The Engage – DisEngage Game

Teaching “Touch” or Hand Targeting

Teaching “TOUCH” or Hand Targeting The touch cue is a FUN and EASY behavior to teach your dog with so many uses! It can help you with loose leash walking.  I can help you call your dog to come to you.  It is also great for training new behaviors and tricks.   You can use it… Read More »Teaching “Touch” or Hand Targeting

Training: Introduction to Clicker Training

INTRODUCTION TO CLICKER TRAINING Clicker training is easy to do!  Clicker training is easy and fun for your dog to do too!  But…clicker training is also EASY TO DO WRONG!  So perfecting your skills with guidance from a qualified and experienced clicker is very important!!  This handout is meant to be an introduction to prepare… Read More »Training: Introduction to Clicker Training

Behavior: Separation Anxiety

What is Separation Anxiety?   Separation Anxiety is one of the most common behavior conditions diagnosed in dogs.  Dogs are social animals; they form strong attachments to other dogs and people.  The dog’s first experience with separation anxiety is when the pup is separated from its mother and littermates.  In later life, problems can arise… Read More »Behavior: Separation Anxiety

Medical & Nutrition

Healthy Snacks for Dogs:

  • Eggs
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Sweet Potato
  • Kiwi
  • Chicken
  • Mangos
  • Apples
  • Cantaloupe
  • Green beans
  • Cheese
  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Pumpkin
  • Carrots
  • Pineapples

Infographic source: Vetdepot

Disclaimer: THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your pets health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the Just Giants Rescue, Inc. website, Facebook or Instagram. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your veterinarian or a 24 hour Emergency Veterinarian.