Understanding Why Dogs Lick You?

Why Do Dogs Lick You

Ever wondered why your furry companion showers you with slobbery kisses? Discover the heartwarming reasons behind your dog’s endearing licks and deepen your understanding of your canine’s needs. Reasons Why Your Dog May Lick You 1. The Natural Instinct of Licking Dogs, as descendants of wolves, have retained the instinct of licking. This primal behavior…

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Managing Dogs and Fireworks: Expert Tips & Calming Strategies

Dogs and Fireworks

Are fireworks causing distress to your furry friend? Learn how to manage anxieties associated with dogs and fireworks. Discover effective strategies and expert tips to alleviate your dog’s anxiety during fireworks displays. Keep your canine companion calm and safe this festive season. Learn how to create a comforting environment and utilize calming products for a…

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Dog Massage: A Holistic Approach to Your Canine’s Health

Dog Massage

Unearth the wonders of dog massage—a holistic tool to boost your furry friend’s overall health and wellness.   Content Understanding the Benefits Dog Massage Techniques How to Massage Your Dog When to Seek Out a Professional Canine Massage Certification Frequently Asked Questions Understanding the Benefits of Dog Massage    Every pet parent’s primary aim is…

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Puppy Socialization 101: A Roadmap to Lifelong Happiness

Puppy Socialization 101

Have you ever wondered how to ensure your furry friend grows up to be a well-adjusted and friendly dog? The answer lies in the magical process called puppy socialization. By exposing your puppy to positive experiences during their critical socialization period, you can set them up for a lifetime of happiness and confidence. In this…

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How Old Should You Start Grooming a Puppy?

How Old Should You Start Grooming A Puppy

The ideal age for a puppy to start grooming is between 12 and 16 weeks, assuming they are up to date on their vaccinations.    Preparing for Your Puppy’s First Groom Once your puppy has become accustomed to its new home and family, you can begin to prepare it for it’s first grooming appointment.  The…

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What is Kennel Cough?

What is Kennel Cough

Are you boarding this holiday season? Are you having your pets groomed? Do you know where your neighbor’s dogs have been recently? All of these situations can cause concern for susceptibility to the disease commonly known as “kennel cough.” Here are a few tidbits you may wish to know prior to speaking to your veterinarian.…

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Acclimating Dogs to Face Masks

In the past few months, our lives have changed dramatically. Many of us have had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time at home with our furry family, which has been a luxury. There is a real concern for many of those pets that as we begin to go back to work, our…

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Preventing Separation Anxiety as We Return to Work

For many of our dogs, the past few months have been a blessing. They’ve had their people home all day. Every day. It is their dream come true. A dog’s heaven. And now we’re beginning to head back to work. A lot of dogs will feel this shift very strongly. After months of total togetherness,…

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Canine Enrichment during the COVID-19 Pandemic


As communities begin taking direct action regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, people will be stuck at home for 2-4 weeks (or longer). Some areas have already begun this self-isolation while others are just gearing up. Working from home might keep you busy, but what about our furry family members? They may be used to going to…

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Canine Enrichment for the Real World

Canine Enrichment for the Real World Book Cover

By Allie Bender, CDBC & Emily Strong, CDBC Book Summary A major focus in all my training and behavior modification work is ensuring sufficient and appropriate enrichment for my client dogs. But, what exactly is enrichment? Is it just physical exercise? Just mental stimulation? And if it is those things, what constitutes “sufficient and appropriate”?…

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