A Recipe for Success: How Puppy Training Helps Pets Thrive

Running beagle puppy at the walkWhen you bring home a new puppy, you want to do everything exactly right. There is nothing quite like looking into those sweet, trusting eyes knowing that they are depending on you to do what is best.

While selecting the right food, picking the perfect collar, and finding just the right doggy bed may be important, a good puppy training program may be the most important thing you do for your new dog. Keep reading to learn how a formal puppy training program can help your pet thrive. Continue…

Traveling With Dogs: A Smooth Ride

Jack Russell Terrier Dog Enjoying a Car Ride.Spring is on the horizon! It may not feel like it outside yet, but the calendar promises that greener days are on their way. Think spring cleaning! Open windows! Picking up the yard after the snow melts! (oh wait…) Think of hitting the open road with your tongue flapping in the wind! Well, maybe not you, but someone in your family…

For many of us, warmer weather leads to thoughts of road trips and camping, pouring over maps, and (for our four-legged friends) finding new trees to pee on! While it’s purr-fectly acceptable to find a good kennel or dog sitter and head off into the wild blue, the thought of family vacation without your dear dog may be unacceptable. Here are a few ideas to make traveling with your pooch safer and more fun… Continue…

Pets and Rattlesnakes: Avoiding an Unfortunate Meeting

Mojave Rattlesnake - Crotalus scutulatusSpring is just around the corner, and with the rise in temperatures and the sunny days ahead, rattlesnake and other venomous snake sightings are set to become more common. A few years ago, we blogged about the types of venomous snakes in the area and what happens – physiologically speaking – if your dog is bitten. However, an encounter between pets and rattlesnakes (or other venomous reptile) can be prevented with some simple precautions and a focus on avoiding these scenarios in which most bites occur. Continue…