Dog Ownership

What is a dog behavior assessment and why is it necessary?

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What is a dog behavior assessment and why is it necessary?

A dog behavior assessment is a series of structured interactions with a prospective day care dog that are designed to determine whether the day care environment will be a safe and successful social setting for both the new dog and the established day care dogs.

Doggy Day Care is not the right fit for my dog, and that’s OK!

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Doggy Day Care is not the right fit for my dog, and that’s OK!

Pet owners are sometimes surprised that while doggy day care can be an excellent environment for some, it is not the right fit for many other healthy, social, normal dogs.

Puppy Training Tips

Dog Behavior, Dog Education, Dog Enrichment, Dog Ownership, Dog Training, Puppies

Puppy in Training: Top Puppy Training Tips

Bringing home a new puppy is incredibly exciting! Making sure the training of a new puppy goes smoothly requires careful planning, however.

Longline Walks

Dog Behavior, Dog Ownership, Dog Training

Longline Walks

Taking our dogs for longline walks (sometimes called “Decompression Walks”, a term coined by professional dog trainer Sarah Stremming) has proven to be an excellent way to decrease daily stress and anxiety in dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds, and behavior, as well as a healthy, low-impact form of exercise.

Unsafe Holiday Foods

Dog Education, Dog Health, Dog Ownership, Dog Safety

Unsafe Holiday Foods

With the holidays upon us, it is important to remember that with the festivities comes delicious holiday foods! For our furry friends, the holidays may come with the opportunity to taste some of these delicious foods.

crate training a puppy

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Tips for Crate Training a Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is a process filled with excitement! Getting down to the nitty-gritty of puppy training can be overwhelming, though, so we’re here to get you started with a few crate training tips! Teaching your new puppy to be comfortable with confinement is an important life skill.