Author: Mary Nebesny

Four Basic Dog Need

In today’s day and age, dogs have become part of the family, and more dog owners view them as their “fur babies” rather than a pet. We spoil them with toys, treats and accessories; we shower them with endless love and affection. But do you truly know what your dog actually needs to be happy? Dogs are not humans; they don’t think like us, and they don’t understand language like we do. They don’t process emotion the way we do. And many will fight me tooth and nail on this one: many owners truly believe that their dog understands...

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IS YOUR PUPPY GETTING ENOUGH PLAY TIME?

When a furry, little bundle of joy first arrives in our home, we want to do everything to prepare it for a life of success and happiness. We also want to make sure to keep them safe. A question I often get from new dog parents is: “at what age should I start socializing my puppy, and how can I do it safely?” Puppy socialization classes are a great idea for all young pups between three and five months. Not only does your puppy get exposed to others in a safe, controlled environment, but it is also a great...

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Why It Is Important to Walk Your Dog and How to Do It for Maximum Benefit

If I were to ask dog owners why they walk their dog, most often, the answer is: “For exercise.” A ten minute stroll around the block is really not much exercise for either you or Fido, but it does not mean that you should not do it at all. Here are some tips on how to get the most benefit out of your walk with your pooch. Set aside 20-30 minutes daily; Just like it is important for us humans to do 20 minutes of cardio each day, it is also important for your dog. Another amazing benefit to...

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Six Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Boarding Facility for Your Dog

In this day and age, dogs have become a part of the family, and in many cases are considered to be the fur babies to their human parents. We spoil them and in return, they love us unconditionally. So what do we do when the time comes for us to go away and we must find a place that we can trust to take care of our precious bundles of joy? Selecting the right boarding facility is the key to a stress-free getaway. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are ready to leave your baby:...

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