Moving with Your Pets: Challenges for Dogs

Please read our overview before you read this part. Photo by Tim Mason Dogs are a bit more amenable to change than cats are. They routinely leave home with us, whether just for walks, vet visits, grooming, training, or for longer, more involved trips. They often enjoy car rides and exploring new places, [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Dog Training, Pet Care, Tips & Advice|

Moving with Your Pets: An Overview

It’s official! You’ve just closed on a new house, or put a deposit down on a new apartment, or made the decision to move in with someone because one (or both of you) needs help. You are changing residences. Such a big commitment comes with built-in challenges, whether you are moving cross-country, across town, or [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Dog Training, Pet Care, Tips & Advice|

Camping With Senior Dogs

Spring is here, and many of us get the urge to head outdoors and do fun things with our dogs. One of the things many enjoy is camping, and dogs generally make great camping companions. Out of our 4 personal dogs, two are seniors, so I wrote this post to shed some light on some [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Dog Training, Pet Care, Tips & Advice|

4 Other Ways Fido is Trying to Talk to You

We all know the happy dog tail, wagging back and forth to express joy at a bone or a new toy.  But dogs use much more than their tails to communicate and a wagging tail, when paired with other movements, doesn't always mean a happy pooch.  Here are four other ways your dogs is trying [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice|

Our Enrichment Wish List

If you've checked out our wish list you may have noticed some odd items next to dog treats, catnip, Kongs, blankets, and tennis balls. Things like: pipe cleaners, parchment paper, corks, paper towel rolls – we probably sound a little odd asking for things things, but these items go toward our enrichment program. Our animals [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|About Animals, Dog Training, Volunteering|

Fences Make Good Neighbors—and Frustrate Some Dogs

NOTE: this piece was originally published on the author's personal blog. It is used with permission. Part of dog ownership is making sure your pooch gets the right amount of exercise for his age, breed, size, and temperament. Walks are necessary, and a great activity for dogs, but walks alone won’t meet most large, boisterous [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|

The Space Between the Notes

NOTE: this piece was originally published on the author's blog. It is used with permission. Most dog owners are pretty familiar with how to meet a dog’s basic needs. These include quality food, fresh water, proper shelter, proper grooming, and veterinary care. Dogs require the above primary needs to survive. Many dog owners also understand that dogs [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Dog Training, Education, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|

So, Your Dog Doesn’t Like Its Crate?

So, your trainer and everyone else on the planet told you you should be crating your dog. Everywhere you turn, dog-intelligent people are telling you that crates can solve many behavior issues, provide structure, and make everyone's life easier. This is absolutely true for the vast majority of dogs. What many people will also tell [...]