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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

Breaking The Chain Part II

By, Jodi L. Hartley
As discussed in Part I of Breaking the Chain, chaining or tethering dogs is detrimental to the dog and to the community. If you want to help a dog who is chained, you have several options.
Educate the Owner
If you feel comfortable approaching the dog’s owner, ask him about the dog and try to determine the reason for the dog being tied out. Often it’s one of three […]

By |September 30th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Breaking The Chain Part I

By Jodi L. Hartley

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States is bitten by a dog, and 17 percent of those bites are from dogs who have been chained or tethered. Tying a dog outside is not only inhumane and cruel to the dog, it also makes for a dangerous situation for the community.
Tethering Dogs Is Inhumane

A dog is a pack animal with a need for socialization […]

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    Spaying and Neutering Leads to Healthy, Happy Dogs…and Dog Owners!

Spaying and Neutering Leads to Healthy, Happy Dogs…and Dog Owners!

By Jodi L. Hartley

A story went around the online pet community a few years ago about a woman who awoke to a strange dog breaking into her bedroom. The dog, a male who had not been neutered, was after her unspayed female dog who was in heat. He, like most intact males, was bound and determined to mate no matter who or what was in his way.

Spaying and neutering is […]

By |August 6th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Dogs Are What They Eat!

By Traci Whiteside, Master Dog Trainer
“We are what we eat”, so they say.  Healthy eating makes for a long and healthy life.
And a good diet can (literally) save you thousands of dollars in vet bills.
Most commercial pet foods have wonderful marketing campaigns designed to make you believe that their foods are quality, but most are not. Even the more expensive commercial foods can/do contain ingredients that can be harmful to […]

By |August 6th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments