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The 9 Best Ways to Socialize a Puppy

The first three months of your puppy’s life is called the “imprint period,” which is a critical period to work on socialization. During this time, puppies are more curious and accepting of new things. Once this stage passes, your puppy may become “neophobic” or afraid of things they do not understand. Many dogs who end […]

How to Treat a Hot Spot on Your Dog

Have you noticed a red, oozing sore on your dog’s skin? It is itchy, irritating and frankly, kind of gross. Chances are your dog has something called “hot spots” or also known as acute moist dermatitis. This is an extremely common skin condition in dogs that can be frustrating to deal with. This condition is […]

How Long Does It Take To Train A Dog

Congratulations on meeting your new best friend! Getting a new dog can be one of the best things you’ll ever do, but it can also be a really overwhelming experience. There is so much to do and to know and to teach them. We are here to help you navigate how long it will really […]

Puppy Socialization Checklist for Their First 100 Days

Congratulations on your new puppy, Charlie! There are a lot of things for them to learn, but socializing is one key to ensuring your new furry friend is happy and comfortable in their new home. According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, many dogs who end up in the shelter lack basic social […]

How to Train Your Dog to Greet Visitors!

However sweet and loving your dog is, no one likes having a dog acting rambunctiously around them when saying hello. Perhaps as a young puppy, it’s easier to brush their boisterous behavior aside given their smaller size as you can just pick them up to control them that way. But, when your puppy is a […]

Types of Service Dogs

When most people think of a service dog, the first thing that comes to mind is a seeing eye dog, or guide dog. But did you know there are actually several different kinds of service dogs out there that are all trained for specific purposes? Continue reading to learn more about the different types of […]

7 Tips For Adopting a Rescue Dog and Surviving The First 7 Days

By Nicole Ayers Are You Prepared to Adopt a Rescue Dog? Dogs are irresistible companions and adopting your pup from a shelter saves a life.  Still, consider if you are ready to make the commitment to care for a dog’s every need throughout his entire life — up to 12 years. From exercise and grooming […]

How You Should Place a Prong Collar on a Dog

Prong collars are a type of training collar used to teach good manners and behavior to dogs. They are also known as ‘pinch collars’ as well. It has been a controversial type of collar in the past, particularly by dog owners, thinking they are cruel and painful for their dog. However, they are very popular […]

5 Ways To Get Your Dog To Drink More Water

Is Your Dog Getting Enough Water? While most of the time dogs are pretty good at managing their water intake, it can be especially hard in summer months to be sure they’re drinking enough water. There’s a number of reasons your dog may not be getting enough and here are our favorite tips for helping […]