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Dog Days of Summer

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The dog days of summer are in full swing. The pools are filled, ice cream trucks circle the neighborhoods and the beach is calling our names. With the children home from school, how can a family use this time to improve bonding and obedience with the family dog? This month, we focus on games to […]

Hound Hazards Around the House

We hope you and your pup had a great St. Patrick’s Day celebration and we hope that 2016 showers you with the ever-present luck of the Irish! However, let’s not leave the safety of our beloved furry friends to luck! This month, we want to help you take care by identifying and discussing a few […]

Why Do Puppies DO THAT!?

This time of year, we begin getting A LOT of calls about puppy behavior. Lots of people get puppies for the holidays and, after the newness wears off, some naturally occurring puppy behaviors begin to take a toll. The following are a few simple hints and tips to help you and your puppy be successful. […]

October “National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month”

Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption (APRA), is a non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted into safe and loving forever homes year-round, but the month of October is set aside to focus awareness on the importance of controlling the pet population and reducing the amount of […]

Back to School

As September approaches again, that means it’s back to school time for many of our clients and their households. With all the hustle and bustle of getting the kids ready and off for school, it can be easy to forget the dog. Back to school is an exciting time for the family. However, for your […]

Warm Weather Safety

Spring is in the air and after a long winter, the pups are primed to get outdoors and blow off some steam. Birds are chirping, flowers and trees are blooming and the sunshine is feeling wonderful. So how do you make sure you keep your canine buddy safe this spring? This month we focus on […]

Developing a Bond with Your Pup

Let’s be honest for a minute… There’s nothing quite fulfilling as the bond between a dog and their beloved human. A dog’s attachment to you is fundamental to their overall well-being AND to yours. You can look it up. Dog owners have, as a general rule, healthier hearts; lower blood pressure, better cholesterol levels, lower […]

Back to School Blues?

Summer vacation is winding down and school shopping is picking back up. Uniforms to purchase, schedules to set and new teachers to meet take over our lives at this time of year. Our schedules tend to become very hectic and there seem to be less free hours in the day for extra activities – especially […]

Down Came The Rain..! Some Tips for Walking Your Dog In The Rain

Walking Your Dog In The Rain Some dogs just love the rain, but most, like their humans, can stick their noses up if its wet outside. So what do you do, if you, and the dog are set? Wait? Maybe not an option. Here’s some tips for walking your dog in the rain, keeping the […]

Howloween Safety

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love all the children in all their costumes, everyone running and laughing, the scary decorations, the parties and all that goes with the season of ghouls. However, when it comes to dogs, this is a holiday many of them would rather pass on and go straight to […]