Fighting [Like] Cats and Dogs

If you’re thinking about getting a cat and a dog, one of the easiest ways to create a bond – or at least a civility – between the two creatures is to adopt them both together as a puppy and kitten. As such, these two animals will have no preconceived notions about each other and … Read more

You, Your Pet and Your Significant Other

You and Fido have had a wonderful relationship. He doesn’t earn money or do chores, you have to feed him his every meal, take him out multiple times day, exercise him, love him, play with him, groom him and keep him happy, but in return he gives you 100% unconditional love. This is a relationship … Read more

Crate Training for Dogs

Crate training your dog has many mixed opinions, but we’d just like to mention the basics as a guideline for some best practices. Dogs are den animals, and if you have ever brought a newly adopted dog home, you may notice that they are overwhelmed by the size of your space and will likely find … Read more

Therapy Dogs

During this holiday season, we just wanted to touch on the topic of therapy dogs. Do you feel that your dog brings joy to everyone she meets? Do you already do some volunteer work in hospitals or with our awesome armed forces? Petting dogs is proven to reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and produce good … Read more

Communicating with Your Dog

Dogs have only a few ways of telling us what they want, need, or fear. They can bark, growl, whine, or yelp, and that’s about it. Great orators they are not, so it’s up to us to read their behavior and know what they’re talking about. When a dog growls, they’re usually letting us know … Read more

Dog Training: Is It for You?

We’ve all had it happen. You go over to a friend’s house for dinner carrying a loaf of fruitcake and a bottle of cheap, twelve-dollar wine. You’re greeted at the door by your friend, his/her spouse, their smiling, well behaved kids… and a 90-pound Golden Retriever crashing into you like a cannon ball. Wine and … Read more