3 Halloween Tips From Your Dog

Boomer and Kim wish you a Happy Halloween Do you want some Halloween tips from your dog? As much as the kids in the household are anticipating Halloween, I’m kind of dreading it. I get so excited when the doorbell rings and you freak out – rushing over to the door and opening it quickly while I’m rushing around in a … Read More

Top 8 Things To Train Your Puppy

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“When should we start to train our new puppy?” This is the question I hear almost every day and the answer is simple. It’s never too soon to begin training your puppy. Most people want to jump into training all the typical things you think of related to dog training and begin teaching SIT and DOWN the day they bring … Read More

H3N2 Canine Influenza

In April, we all watched the national news to learn of the outbreak of the H3N2 canine influenza strain that is not covered by the vaccine.  In the last week of May, we heard what we were hoping we would not hear in Annapolis, MD. The first confirmed case of Canine Influenza Virus H3N2 was verified in Anne Arundel County. … Read More

Is Your Dog Fearful?

I was talking last night to a woman that owns a puppy, six months old, Shih Tzu, and she mentioned to me that he’s starting to get a lot better, but that he’s still very skittish and very fearful when she takes him out places, anytime he sees something out of the ordinary, whether that’s a new person or if … Read More

Teaching a Dog Impulse Control

When I talk about dog training, I always start by explaining to people the difference between obedience and etiquette or manners. I have a blog post where you can read more about the differences, but the short version is this: obedience is telling your dog what to do and he does it etiquette, or manners, is how your dog is … Read More

Not All Training Is The Same

My husband took one look at me and said, “Are you crawling out of your skin?” I had been shopping at a local box store pet store and heard 2 dogs barking at each other and then a series of clicks from a clicker. Like 10 clicks in a row. That sounded odd to me so I went over to … Read More