Education

Puppies Don’t Know the Word Pandemic: A guide to socializing your puppy during the pandemic

April 9, 2020 :: Posted by Carla Dusel

Puppy and Pandemic.  Two words that are at odds with one another and create two very different pictures of daily life.  Our lives are anything but typical right now, with new information in the media every day and great attention paid to the proximity of other people.  As a species, we thrive on routine and read more

Earth Day – April 22

April 18, 2019 :: Posted by Tommy Terrier

Did you know:  The word Terrier was derived from the Latin word Terra, meaning “earth”.  Dogs in the terrier group were bred to “go to ground” to hunt vermin.  Can you identify these four types of terrier?       1. Bedlington Terrier 2. Cairn Terrier 3. American Hairless Terrier 4. Smooth Fox Terrier

Socialization Do’s and Don’ts

April 8, 2019 :: Posted by Carla Dusel

In our last blog post we shared a couple of our favorite enrichment ideas you and your puppy can enjoy daily. Now we are going to shift our focus to one of the most important aspects of puppy development—socialization. Socialization, as defined by the AVMA, is “preparing a dog or cat to enjoy interactions and read more

How Old Is My Pet in Dog Years or Cat Years?

August 30, 2018 :: Posted by stevenantonson

By Jesse Grady, Mississippi State University| July 24, 2018 “Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a regular basis. People love to anthropomorphize pets, attributing human characteristics to them. And most of us want to extend our animal friends’ healthy lives for as long read more

What Vegetables Can Dogs Eat?

August 30, 2018 :: Posted by stevenantonson

Vegetables can be a great addition to your dog’s diet if you stick to those that are safe and hand out an appropriate amount. So which vegetables are good for dogs? Let’s explore the best vegetables for dogs by veggie type. By Wendy Newell, Whole Dog Journal As omnivores, dogs can digest plants as well read more