Help! Why Does My Dog Bark and Lunge at People and Other Dogs?

Help! Why Does My Dog Bark and Lunge at People and Other Dogs?

If you have a dog that barks and lunges at other dogs and people, it can be very stressful. After work, you want to take your dog on a relaxing walk to unwind but you end up more stressed than when you started! This is particularly perplexing for you if your dog is a sweet and loving angel at home with people and dogs that he or she loves. I not only work with these dogs every day, I also have had dogs like this myself. Sometimes these dogs come from shelters or rescues with these behaviors, other times the … Continue reading

3 Important Tips for Dog Park Etiquette

Dog Park Etiquette 101

Summer is almost here and that means it is time to get your pup, pack up your car seat covers for dogs, and head out for an adventure. Dog parks are a great place to take your pup this summer. They offer your dogs a fun and safe place to play and socialize with other pups. Some dog parks even have lakes or fun water fixtures so your pup can cool off after romping around. While dog parks can be a fun place where your dog can let loose, there are etiquette rules that all dog owners should be aware of … Continue reading

Safe Puppy Socialization Tips to Try Out Now!

Puppy Socialization Tips for Proper Parenting

Getting a new puppy is fun and exciting but it can also be overwhelming. There are many things to do when you bring a new puppy home: finding a veterinarian; getting the right food; potty training; crate training; and getting a bed, leashes and toys. Although all of these things are important, one of the most important things you can do is to properly socialize your puppy. A puppy’s prime socialization period is from about 3-12 weeks. During this period puppies learn about the world including what objects, people and environments that are safe. During the socialization period, you want … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Dog Parks!

Dog Parks Benefits

Dog parks – we love them right? Who wouldn’t dive at the chance to take their beloved 4 legged friends to a place of what seems to be sheer paradise to them? A place where dogs can meet, greet, play, sniff and do all the things dogs love to do! But what really lies behind dog parks?  Are there dangers you should be aware of?  What are the benefits? Stick with us today and i’ll do my best to answer all those dog park curiosities! Dog Park Risks: While dog parks are a great place for our fur babies to burn off some … Continue reading