Dog Ownership

Your dog: The unique individual

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

Your dog: The unique individual

Dogs are intelligent, observant, and unique individuals.

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

Central Bark, Dog Behavior, Dog Day Care, Dog Education, Dog Enrichment, Dog Health, Dog Ownership, Dog Safety, Dog Socialization, Dog Training

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.

Play tug of war with puppy

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

Should You Play Tug of War With Your Puppy?

For new puppy owners, whether or not to play tug of war with their puppy is a common question! Living with a young puppy can sometimes feel like living with an adorable piranha.