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Building Confidence in Your Dog

Does your dog display uncomfortable, insecure, or fearful behavior, such as lunging or barking at another person or dog, or unwarranted submissiveness? These behaviors may indicate a lack of confidence and could be the result of a negative experience or a genetic predisposition. As pet parents, we want our dogs to be comfortable and well…

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Easy Dog Training Tips

Did you know that February is Dog Training Education month? Training your dog doesn’t have to be as complicated as most people think, and when done using positive reinforcement, can be very fulfilling for both pet and owner. Positive reinforcement is an easy and effective approach to encouraging good behavior, teaching new commands, and eliminating…

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Keep Your Dog’s Brain Sharp

Similar to Alzheimer’s Disease in humans, older dogs can also suffer from Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD). The symptoms are similar: forgetfulness, difficulty recognizing family, disorientation, trouble sleeping, and other general behavioral changes. If you notice these symptoms in your pup, it’s always a good idea to speak with your vet. Studies have shown that there…

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Preparing your Pet for the Holidays

The end of the year and holiday season can be a really busy time! There’s the added excitement of visitors, changes in routine, new activities and foods that come with this time of year. It can become stressful for your pets and there are things to keep in mind as a pet parent. Here are…

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Acclimating Your Dog to Professional Services

It’s important for your dog to feel comfortable being handled, whether at the vet, groomer or dog spa, in order to create a stress-free experience. Vets will be able to diagnose and treat your dog more successfully without struggle or resistance. Spa techs and groomers will be better able to complete bathing and hair cut…

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Using Our Client Portal

The customer feedback on our Client Portal has been very positive and we are happy to provide an easy and convenient method for you to request reservations and view your pet’s account details. If you haven’t jumped on the Client Portal train yet, now is the time! We’re going to walk through step-by-step how to get started: 1. Go…

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Caring for Senior Dogs

As much as we don’t want to accept it, our dogs age. When a dog is considered a senior depends on the breed and different sized breeds age differently. Other factors that play a role are genetics, nutrition and their environment. Your dog’s needs change as they get older. Here are some things you can…

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Helping Your Adopted Dog Settle In

It’s been a big year for adoptions! Bringing a new dog into the family can be so exciting and you’ll probably be eager for them to adapt to your life and schedule quickly, but taking things slow from the beginning will make for a much smoother transition for your new rescue. Taking the time to…

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Leash Reactivity

Leash reactivity occurs when a leashed dog exhibits behavior such as lunging, pulling, barking and/or growling at other dogs, people, or other triggers. It’s important to understand how dogs communicate naturally in order to understand why dogs exhibit leash reactivity. Dogs typically first meet while giving each other space, circling around each other and sniffing to check out another…

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