Dog Walking Etiquette

I live across the street from a busy park. This is not a dog park, and the park has very busy road on two sides. Since the mandated lockdowns due to COVID-19, I have witnessed some annoying and, on occasion, alarming things with dog owners. My Dog is Friendly – Your dog MAY be friendly…

Back to Work Plan for your Puppy

Many of us have been working from home for months. Our puppies and dogs have become used to having us around all the time. In most cases they have become less independent and, honestly more needy and reliant on our attention. Although we all enjoy the time with our pets, we need to ask ourselves…

Integrating a Second Dog in Your Home

When Joe Allen considered adding another dog to his canine family, he asked himself some pretty important questions.  Do I have the time to devote to another dog, am I willing to train another dog and do I have the financial resources to support another pet?  Joe’s resident dog, Bing, is a hound rescued from…

Social Distancing and Your Dog

Right now a lot of us are at home because of Covid-19 and our dogs love it! Their humans are around all the time, walking more, playing more and our pups are almost never alone. For many humans our pets are a much needed distraction and comfort now more than ever.There is a downfall to…

How to Teach the Social Butterfly Polite Greetings

Most puppies and dogs love to meet people. Whether it’s new people, friends or family, the social canine is always happy to see everyone! The trick is to teach your pup the polite way to greet people.  When a puppy or dog jumps on someone and is rewarded with attention – positive or negative –…