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Packing for the Pups

Friday, April 19, 2019

When traveling with our dog, there are a number of essentials we need to remember to bring. Being prepared will make the trip more enjoyable; for you...

Preparing a Dog for a New Baby

Monday, November 12, 2018

The question often comes up with young couples where life together begins with a dog, but someday the family grows to include a new baby. Preparation...

Counter Surfing

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dogs are opportunistic. They will experiment with behaviors, find rewarding ones, and do them over and over again. It can be a challenge for dog owners...

Fireworks and Thunder - Sound Phobia in Dogs

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve are cause for celebration! And in many places across the United States, fireworks “wow” crowds in celebration....

Get Ready for Puppy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bringing home a new puppy is very exciting. Planning and preparation ahead of time will make the transition of your puppy's arrival go more smoothly...

Hitting the Trails with Your Dog

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hiking is a fun summer activity to do with your dog. Hiking trails give us a change of scenery, bring us to new destinations, and often times allows...

Jumping

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A common problem that many pet parents have with their adolescent dog is jumping. Jumping behavior typically starts around 6-18 months of age and with...

Backpacks for Dogs

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Many people enjoy the outdoors, and what could be better than sharing that wonderful experience with your dog? Hiking is a great way to provide exercise...

Dogs On The Go: Car Safety

Sunday, June 2, 2013

With summer coming and vacation plans being made, there are many questions out there about what is the best way to travel with our dogs in the car. Debate...

Happy Howlin' Halloween

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween is a fun holiday for many; decorations, costumes, parties and tons of candy and treats. For our dogs, Halloween can be very confusing and stressful....

The Process of Teaching Bite-Inhibition

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Puppies don't have hands. They explore the world through their mouths (not unlike human babies). But, what they don't yet know about humans is that we...

Indoor Games for Dogs

Sunday, December 18, 2011

It is that time of year. Cold winds, rain, and snow may keep us inside and limit the amount of outside exercise we can provide for our dogs. For the...

Food Safety for Dogs

Monday, November 14, 2011

In the past few years, more items have been added to the list of dangerous toxins for dogs. It is important to know everything that you should to keep...

Crate Training Your Puppy

Saturday, May 14, 2011

There are a number of reasons why crate training can be such an important and useful management tool. First, it satisfies a dog’s natural instinct to...