December 28, 2016
How did your dog get his or her name? Did you name them after someone – say, a character from your favorite book or movie? Perhaps you picked something funny, or more traditional, or even something wild and crazy? Whatever you choose, the act of naming your pup is a big decision – and often a fun one, too!
Pet sitting website Rover.com announced the results of a survey of dog owners to see which names are the most popular among their many users nationwide. The top 10 most popular dog names in the U.S. this year are: Read post »
August 12, 2016
Picking the perfect dog name is never easy. What name will best suit his or her unique personality? Which name won’t I mind saying over and over again in puppy kindergarten? If you’re at a loss, try one of these five trendy, memorable and meaningful options. Maybe your dog’s new name is on this list, or it will inspire you to find your own unique name for your new best friend! Read post »
May 13, 2016
There are lots of things to look forward to when adopting a puppy: cuddling, playtime, kisses, and the pitter-patter those tiny little feet. One thing that dog owners do not look forward to, however, is housebreaking their new puppy. A notoriously challenging task that can try your patience and lead to some embarrassing moments, housebreaking is a necessary part of puppyhood.
Based on our experience with our own puppies, and what we’ve learned from dog trainers around the country, we present these three universal rules of housebreaking your puppy:
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December 19, 2014
So you’re having a party, and your guests just arrived at the front door. Your dog is so excited to see these new people that he jumps up, gives kisses, wiggles his tail and barks “Hello!” over and over for 10 minutes. Some guests think its adorable, but one is unsure how to respond, another doesn’t want dog kisses and a third is actually afraid of dogs. It would be much easier for everyone if Baxter waited until everyone was settled and then enjoyed snuggles and pets from your willing friends and family. But how do we teach him that the doorway is not for playing?
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