Has your dream of getting your kids a puppy turned into a nipping nightmare? If your puppy is constantly jumping on your kids and pulling at their clothes, chances are she is trying to engage in play with your children the same way she would with another puppy. Puppies sometimes treat kids like littermates, so [...]
One of the most common things dog owners ask for help with is counter surfing. You’re not alone if you’re already familiar with it! The upward-turned, sniffing nose going along the edge of the kitchen counter waiting for you to turn your back, or worse, paws up on the counter gobbling down food when you’re cooking or [...]
We’re really excited to launch our new Therapy Dog Class in February! Taking and passing this class is the first step for your pet to become a certified Therapy Dog. Many folks have asked what being Therapy Dog means. It's important to know the differences between a Service Dog, an Emotional Support Dog and a [...]
The holidays are a time for visiting with friends and family, but your dog might not love the out-of-the-ordinary excitement. Watch for signs that your dog might be getting overwhelmed by guests and use the tips below to keep him and your visitors comfortable, safe and happy. Signals Your Dog is Stressed by Holiday Guests Here are [...]
"Dogs basically have the developmental abilities equivalent to a human 2-year-old," says dog expert Stanley Coren. “Like 2-year-olds, dogs can experience fear, anger, happiness and disgust.” Problems often arise when we anthropomorphize dogs and treat them like furry little humans. However, many people still interpret their dog's behavior as that of a belligerent child. Maybe [...]
Congratulations to Assistant Day Camp Director Emily Gordon on the completion of her ABC certification! What is ABC and what does a certification through ABC mean? Through Animal Behavior College I received my certification for dog training and am now an ABCDT, or Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer! ABC covers a variety of different [...]
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