Dog Training Classes - 5 Different Types

Posted by Lisa on 3/2/2016 to Tips & Facts
Dog Training Classes - 5 Different Types
Do you need to sign your puppy up for a training class? Has your dog started destructively chewing on your belongings? Do you have a dog that you know would be awesome at agility trials? Finding out how to get the right training for your dog can be a little daunting. After all, we all want to be responsible pet owners and do what’s right for our dogs. Here are five different types of dog training classes that can help whatever your goals may be:

URGENT: Why Is My Dog Pressing His Head Against The Wall?

Posted by Lisa on 1/26/2016 to From Lisa
URGENT: Why Is My Dog Pressing His Head Against The Wall?
Dogs do many weird things. One weird thing that you shouldn’t chalk up to something that is oddly charming and adorably peculiar is when a dog presses his head against a wall or door for no apparent reason. This is called “head pressing” and could be a big indicator of a serious underlying medical issue.

Keeping Kids Safe Around A Dog

Posted by Lisa on 1/7/2016 to From Lisa
Keeping Kids Safe Around A Dog
One of the most heartbreaking things to happen in the life of a pet owner is when their pet bites a child. You can be the most vigilant person in the world and it still may happen. This is the hard reality of having both kids and dogs living under the same roof. No matter how many times you tell a child not to bother a dog or how much obedience training your dog has, a devastating bite can occur with or without warning:

What's In a Name

Posted by Lisa on 12/29/2015 to Tips & Facts
What's In a Name
One of my most embarrassing moments as a dog groomer happened to me about ten years ago. I was checking in a customer and taking in his personal information for my file. After I got his name, address, and phone number, it was time to get his dog’s info...find out exactly what happened next and read more here...

Your Dog Is Going To Poop In Your House

Posted by Yellow Dog on 12/15/2015 to Tips & Facts
If you are a dog owner, then I am going to lay down a universal truth at your feet. At some point, your dog is probably going to poop in your house during the course of his lifetime. Do yourself a favor and make peace with this. It may have happened already and I’m really sorry about that. If it has not happened yet, then pat yourself on the back. You win the crown. For now anyway.

Winter Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Posted by Lisa on 12/8/2015 to Tips & Facts
Winter Safety Tips for Dog Owners
It’s that time of year again. Break out the boots and hats and gloves! Old Man Winter is coming and if you’re a dog owner, there are certain things you need to do to make sure that your dogs are kept safe, healthy, and happy during the winter season. I have owned many dogs and I have seen many frightful winters as a dog owner. We get snow by the foot in my part of the country so I can empathize with those of you who do as well. Here are some good tips to remember as we gear up for the cold weather:

Having a Ball in the Fall

Posted by Lisa on 10/27/2015 to From Lisa
Since my last blog post discussed the much-needed-but-kind-of-terrifying topic of safety, I thought that a little fun needed to be injected into the conversation. Because isn’t having fun with our dogs the best part of being a pet parent? I always enjoyed myself with my dogs in the autumn season because I took advantage of the cooler temperatures. I felt like they had more energy to do more activities when the sun wasn’t blazing down upon them.

Fall into Safe Habits

Posted by Lisa on 10/22/2015 to Tips & Facts
Fall is also a great time to revisit some safety measures to make sure that your dog enjoys the season as well. There are so many things that we as pet parents can do to ensure our dog’s health and well-being as the seasons change. Here are some of my best tips: