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Itchy Dog? Let’s Scratch One Up!

Is your dog scratching? Itchy? There are many reasons that may be happening, and we have some options to cure that itch! I spend a lot of my time problem-solving with pet parents about why a beloved pet is having different issues, and one of the most common is an itching or scratching pet, especially…

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Staff with two dogs

The Importance of Structure

Bringing a new puppy or adopting a dog into your home can be an exciting and heartwarming experience. As much as you may be tempted to shower them with affection and leniency, canine experts advise that structure is vital for your dog’s overall well-being and development. Establishing sensible rules and adhering to a regular schedule…

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Three dogs on a playscape

Why am I on a Waitlist?

We’ve now entered the busiest time of year for us, driven by all the summer travel. It requires us to balance increased lodging with strong daycare demand. Two years ago, we forecasted that demand would soon outpace capacity, and began plans for an expansion that would have doubled our size. The design process was complicated…

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Pet Handler with Dog

Taking Care: Dog & Parent Relationship

Dogs are known as “man’s best friend” for a reason. They are loyal, loving and make fantastic companions. That is why building a strong bond with your dog is crucial to fostering a healthy relationship that is beneficial for you and your pet.   Why Building a Bond with Your Dog is Essential: 1. Trust:…

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Doodle Dog

Taking Care: Doodle Coat

A deeper dive into “Caring for Your Pet’s Coat,” our article from August of last year. Doodles, a cross between poodles and other breeds such as Labradors, Golden Retrievers, or Bernese Mountain dogs, have quickly become a popular family pet. They have a reputation for being affectionate, intelligent, and hypoallergenic. One thing to keep in…

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Short-nosed dog

Taking Care: Short-Nosed Breed

Brachycephalic breeds (short-nosed breeds of dogs, such as Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and Shih Tzus) have become increasingly popular in recent years for their adorable faces and affectionate personalities. However, while these breeds can make great companions, they come with unique medical needs requiring special care. One of these breeds’ biggest issues is their shortened…

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dog on the play yard

Talking to Your Dog

Most dog owners will agree that their dogs understand familiar words. Say, “Sit,” and your dog will collapse upon their haunches. Say, “Let’s go for a walk,” and they’ll run to the door and grab their leash. Say, “It’s time to eat,” and they’ll head for the food bowl. It appears that they understand the words sit, walk, and eat, leading…

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Positive Reinforcement Training

In our June article, we introduced the topic of Positive Reinforcement in training dogs. In recognition of Train Your Dog Month, we thought we would discuss its benefits and techniques a bit further. What is Positive Reinforcement (PR) training? PR is the introduction of a pleasant stimulus after the desired action. PR training uses rewards…

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Infectious Disease Transmission

Infectious Disease Transmission

There has been news recently about an increase in respiratory infections in dogs in our area. This article can help pet owners understand the dynamics at work with disease transmission and vaccination protection, and also how to evaluate the risks and rewards of a social environment where their dog will be exposed to other dogs. Just…

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