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The Importance of Socializing your Dogs

    Please socialize your dogs! Start early (in puppyhood) and never stray from this important element of dog ownership well into your dog’s adult years. Dogs yearn to learn the world, relying on their innate abilities and senses, and benefit greatly by interaction in a healthy and positive way. Early and consistent introduction to…

Summer Tips for Safe Dog Care

Whether its dog care in your home, or one of ours, it’s important to maintain a dog’s daily exercise needs, although the hotter temps present added challenges for pet sitters and dog owners in the summer.   Public walkways and the gravel and rock in your own backyard, can heat up quickly so take a “paws”…

Walking Your Dog with Care

            One of the best marketed, most colorful and visually attractive leashes on the store shelf is the retractable leash…and an absolute nightmare for anyone who has been caught in the middle of its tangled web.  This is a “mini guillotine” at the end of a handle. A greater concern,…

Unlocking the Canine Mind..Chaser leads the pack!

Dogs are more than Pets…they’re Geniuses! The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” was dismissed a long time ago, as we know that any dog, at any age, is not only capable of learning new tricks, yet recent studies suggest that dogs have cognitive abilities and are actually capable of abstract…

Who will care for your pet when you can’t?

It is difficult to consider -much less plan for -the future and the unavoidable details of our Wills and Testaments. Who will be the beneficiaries of our property and assets? Is there sufficient insurance to cover the settlement of our affairs? In addition to careful estate planning on behalf of our heirs, how many Pet…

Separation anxiety and how dogs feel

Separation Anxiety and Mourning in Dogs  This subject is not meant to make you sad but to deepen our understanding of dogs.  It’s important to know how to respond to them when they lose a loved one. Pets grieve too! Because our dogs have tremendous attachment to us, and other household companions, they experience distress…

Walking your dog with confidence

  HOW TO “TREAT” LEASH AGGRESSION:   A common reaction to dogs meeting other dogs while leashed is often called “leash aggression.” Your dog is telling the other dog to “back off” for a variety of reasons: she’s had a bad experience, lacks proper socialization, or is protecting you. Most dogs like to be with…

Summer Hazards for Dog Care

SUMMER HAZARDS FOR DOG CARE As temperatures rise, so should our diligence regarding dog care. Below are helpful tips and reminders to keep your dog safe and cool this summer: HOT ROCK & PAVEMENT Public walkways as well as the gravel and rock in your own backyard, can heat up quickly so be on board with…

Why Dogs Lick (Like) Us!

From birth, puppies are licked by their Mom to waken them, groom them and encourage their new life beginnings! Without question, her licking begins the bonding process and establishes their life-line for future food and comfort! (As the puppy matures, they learn that food will come out of Moms mouth if they lick her first). Littermates…

Treating Dog Anxiety

Dealing with separation anxiety is a common problem for dog owners.  How do you know if your dog suffers from his/her “separation” from you? Typical signs are: (1). Unwanted behavior (destruction to the house, howling, whining, “accidents”, pacing or drooling) (2). She shows fulsome, frantic greeting behaviors (3). The behavior occurs frequently, whether left for…