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Incorporating Babies and Toddlers Into Your Dog’s Life

By Jodi Hartley

In the last article, we discussed how to prepare your furry baby for a human baby’s pending arrival ( Next it’s time to think about how you’ll introduce your babies to each other and how to create a harmonious relationship as your baby grows.

The Introduction

Setting the stage for a positive, friendly introduction helps get the relationship between your dog and your infant off to a great start. When […]

By |April 28th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

There’s A (Human) Baby on the Way!


By Jodi Hartley
For many people your dog is the first “baby” in the household. The addition of a human baby to the family makes significant changes to your family dynamic and can cause stress and anxiety for your furry family member. Preparing your dog before baby arrives will help to lessen the stress and make the new addition a joyful experience for your dog.
Make sure your pet is healthy and […]

By |March 28th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Doggie Dental Care Is Valuable to Overall Health

By Jodi Hartley

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. More than 80 percent of adult dogs suffer from periodontal disease, making it the most common infectious disease in dogs.

Infection in the gums and bones that surround the teeth cause periodontal disease. The health risks of periodontal disease extend beyond bad breath and tooth loss. Every time a dog eats or chews, a stream of bacteria from the infection enters the bloodstream […]

By |February 21st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Helping Your Dog Transition to a New Home

By, Jodi L. Hartley

Moving into a new home can be both exciting and stressful for humans and canines alike. While you’re getting everything boxed up and ready to go, also consider how to make the transition as smooth as possible for your dog with these tips:
* Take your dog to visit the new home before the move if possible and as frequently as possible.

* Once you’re ready to move in […]

By |January 28th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Winter Activities with Your Dog

By Jodi Hartley
 Winter is here! Gone are the long sunny days that give you plenty of time for walks, visits to the dog park and games of backyard fetch. Even though the temps have dropped and maybe there’s some snow on the ground, your dog still needs exercise and quality time with you. Keep the winter doldrums at bay with these cold weather activities.
Play Games
Play hide and seek either with […]

By |January 3rd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Happy Healthy Holidays!

By, Jodi L. Hartley
We’re heading into the holiday season, which means an onslaught of yummy human foods, decorations, visitors, and, of course, stress. As much as the holidays bring joy, they also bring lots of opportunities for our beloved furry family members to become sick or anxious. Help keep the holidays jolly and bright for your pooch by being aware of these dangers.
We humans love holiday food, and the […]

By |December 10th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

A Puppy for Christmas…Good Idea or Not?


By, Traci Whiteside, Master Trainer

Do you want a puppy for Christmas?  Before you say “yes” make sure you really know what you are asking for.  I will help you decide if now is the best time to ask for a puppy however, I am not a big fan of getting a puppy during the holidays. Puppies are nervous when separated from their pack and the extra excitement and chaos the […]

By |November 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing Safe and Healthy Dog Toys and Chews

By Jodi L. Hartley
It still brings tears to my eyes to see my dog, Dolly, play with toys. Rescued from a puppy mill when she was about one year old, she came to our house not knowing how to play. Lucky for her, she had a new big brother and new friends at Club Canine to show her the ropes. Now she’s an expert with toys, favoring fuzzy squeaky toys […]

By |November 7th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments