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February 1, 2024 | We Learn, We Care

A Safe and Loving Valentine’s Day with Your Dog

Celebrate a safe and loving Valentine's Day with your dog by understanding their preferences and avoiding potential hazards. Show appreciation with homemade treats, outdoor walks, and cozy snuggle time. Be mindful of toxic substances like chocolate and flowers, and respect your dog's unique ways of expressing and receiving affection. Continue Reading >

October 3, 2023 | We Care

Snoozing Soundly: Understanding Your Dog’s Sleep Habits

Ever wondered why your canine companion can sleep through a thunderstorm but wakes up instantly at the rustle of a treat bag? Dogs love their sleep and need it to stay healthy and happy. On average, dogs need about 12 to 14 hours of sleep each day, although this can vary depending on breed, age, and individual preferences. Puppies and older dogs need even more sleep, while some working breeds need a little less. Dogs and their sleep patterns are a fascinating subject, as unique as their wagging tails and floppy ears. Continue Reading >

September 6, 2023 | We Care | Tips from Sarah Clarkson

Back-to-School Bond Building with your Dog

As summer gives way to the back-to-school season, our daily routines shift, creating a unique opportunity to strengthen the bond with our furry companions. Embrace the changes with intentionality and discover seven wonderful ways to enjoy quality time with your dog. From morning walks to training sessions, grooming to playdates, these tips will help you maintain a happy, healthy, and cherished relationship with your four-legged friend all year long. Continue Reading >

November 1, 2022 | We Learn

Adoptable Service Dog Dropouts

Almost half the dogs trained to assist people with disabilities don’t graduate or go on to work in the service dog field. The silver lining is these awesome dogs who “fail” to become service dogs almost always go up for adoption! Continue Reading >

March 16, 2022 | We Care

Pet Food 101: What to Feed Your Pup

Most experts agree that dogs need about 40 nutrients in their diets in varying amounts depending on factors like age and activity level. These nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. But beyond that, finding the right food for your pet can be a daunting task. Continue Reading >

August 2, 2019 | We Learn | Tips from Nick Burton

How To Prepare For An Adventure With Your Dog

Traveling on vacation can be an enriching experience, especially if you get to enjoy a location you’ve never been to before. Yet, leaving our beloved dogs behind can be difficult at the best of times, let alone for a week or more. If you’ve been thinking of taking your pooch on a trip with you, here is how you can avoid any travel mishaps. Continue Reading >

October 4, 2018 | We Learn | Tips from Lucy Tate

Dog Manners: Tips for Owners and Their Pups When in Public Spaces

For many dog owners, going out in public with their pooch is inevitable. They take their pups to restaurants and on trips, allowing them to be a part of the family every day. In many cases, these dogs become comfortable enough with their excursions to get socialized, meaning they can easily handle being around people and other dogs. Some pets, however, need a little training before they’re ready to hang out in public spaces, both for their comfort and everyone’s safety. Continue Reading >

Can Chiropractic Help My Dog?

When humans experience back pain, they will often see a chiropractor, but did you know that there are chiropractors that will treat your pet too? Yes, animal chiropractic is a real veterinary practice that is backed by the Animal Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). Many pet owners are sold on chiropractic – and it isn’t necessarily new. Continue Reading >

August 23, 2018 | We Love | Story by Kasturi Das

Personal Story: A Dog Called Ringo

I vaguely remember this incident from the time when I was a toddler. I felt a gentle tug at my skirt while I was loitering in the corridors of our old Assam-type* house. I looked down to find a tiny snout peeking out through an opening in a wooden box, biting at the flowy material. It was a German Spitz that my uncle had brought along on his trip home. Continue Reading >

August 15, 2018 | We Learn | Tips from Marie Aymard

Backchaining Behaviors

Imagine you are sitting on your couch, but are really craving a soda or a water. Wouldn’t it be nice to just be able to send your dog to go retrieve you something to quench your thirst? Or what about those large grocery hauls? Wouldn’t your furry companion be the perfect extra set of hands to help you carry those bags into the house? Lots of these types of tasks are teachable to any dog with the proper foundation and motivation. But how do you even get started in teaching something more complex like this? Learning and understanding the concept of backchaining can be a very helpful theoretical foundation to assist you in teaching these behaviors. Continue Reading >

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