Many dog owners successfully train their dogs to Come. However, it's not unusual for dogs to become unresponsive to the request. Here are the three most common reasons your dog might not come when called. 1. You use the word Come to mean other things For example, you're moving from the couch to the bedroom [...]
It might be hot out, but there are oodles of cool summer spots for you and your pooch to visit and explore right here in Charlottesville. Lucky for us, Cville is an incredibly animal-friendly community. Whether you and your dog have been all over town or just have a few favorite hangouts, we hope to [...]
We may not think of our dogs as needing to work, but remember, many dogs were originally bred as working companions for hunting or herding. Now that most dogs enjoy the life of luxury as pets, their job is just to be a Good Dog. However, pet dogs still need the mental stimulation that working [...]
Here is a worthwhile New Year’s resolution for both you and your dog – pledge to increase your pooch’s exercise, both physical AND mental. Mental exercise is just as important and tires out your canine. It’s always a good time to improve your best friend’s health and, as we all know, a tired dog is [...]
Congratulations on your newest furry family member! You're probably feeling excited and possibly even a little overwhelmed. You might be wondering what supplies to have for your new dog or how to introduce your new dog to your other pets. Below are some tips to help you integrate your new dog into your household. Supplies for Your New [...]
We love our senior pets – that’s why we are thrilled that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! If you’ve been thinking about adding a four-legged-friend to your family, consider opening your home and your heart to an older dog or cat in need. How old is a senior pet? The majority of veterinarians [...]
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