Top 5 Tips for a Dog-Friendly 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! What a wonderful day to spend with family and friends. How will your dog feel about the 4th of July? More pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other time of year. Many dogs get so anxious about the fireworks that they will do almost anything to try and escape. Top 5 Tips to … Read More

Top 8 Things to Train Your New Puppy

“When should we start to train our new puppy?” The answer is simple. It’s never too soon to begin training your puppy. Early puppy socialization and training are the keys to your success as a dog owner. So let’s get started on the right… paw! As soon as your puppy comes home, begin to train the following things: 1. House … Read More

Kids aged 5-9 most likely to be bit by dog

More than 2.4 million children under the age of 14 will be bitten by a dog each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is National Bite Prevention Week (May 20-26, 2012) and the American Veterinary Medical Association, the CDCP, and the US Postal Service release statistics that are quite sobering when it comes to children, … Read More

Expecting a baby?

Are you at all concerned about how your dog will respond when you bring your new baby home? You might not have had the chance to see the front page of the local Annapolis newspaper. If you did, you would have seen Paws and Possibilities featured in the article highlighting some important training tips for people who are expecting a … Read More

Dog Park- Dos and Don’ts

Dog parks seem like such a good idea. The concept is wonderful! Take your dog out with you somewhere fun, enjoy some fresh air, and let your dog play to his heart’s content with other dogs! No worries, right? If only it were that simple! Don’t get me wrong. I think it is imperative to socialize your dog with other … Read More

Obedience Vs. Etiquette

When most people think of dog training, they think about “obedience” training. They think about teaching a dog to sit, lie down, stay, and come when you call them. Maybe, if their dog is really good, they might train some cute behaviors like shake, roll over, or spin. There is a whole other world to access through training that most … Read More