Violet the Golden Retriever loves making sure that everyone knows that she is there and ready for some loving attention! Not only does she want the room attendants to give her lots of love and scratches, but she is on constantly on watch to make sure there is no one outside who is missing out on the Violet experience. Some dogs just cannot get enough!
Having trouble figuring out what your pup’s next hairstyle will be? Well don’t worry, you can try out all the celebrity Dos on your furry friend! Check out this fun feature on Animal Planet and make your next grooming appointment a breeze.
From left to right, Versace, Bazko, Zsa Zsa (under) and Ethos are one of the most diverse families Dogtopia ® has come accross in a while. Ranging in size and breeds The Leighs are all rescue pups that went from having no one to having a big and loving family. The Leighs love coming to daycare everyday and enjoy spending time with friends and staff. While Bazko and Ethos hang with the big boys in the Gym and Lounge, Zsa Zsa and V like to cuddle up in the Toybox. At the end of the day they all meet up in the lobby and go home all nice and tired.
Pumpkin patch situated on a 400 acre cattle farm with fantastic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Be sure to check out the 5 acre corn maze and take a peek at the the foraging pigs cleaning up the corn fields. Nature at work!
If you’re looking to mix a little culture and fur this weekend, visit Barrel Oak Winery, or BOW as wine lovers with pooches have come to know it as. They’ve extended the Lee Anderson “Porties And Their Running Mates” photography exhibit until Labor Day and it’s not to be missed.
The black and white portraits feature images of lovable, fluff-able Portuguese Water Dogs – AKA Porties. Bo Obama may be the most famous of his kind, but undoubtedly Lee’s unique ability to capture the essence of every animal who sets paw in front of his lens will show each is a rock star in their own right!
Lee and his wife Donna will be on hand at a Meet the Artist reception this Sunday, August 9th, from Noon to 6pm. Pack up some of your favorite people and dog treats for the trip and plan on spending the day ensconced in fine scenery, fine wine and fine furry friends.
My husband and I have a brindle beauty, Raisin, a 5-year-old collie mix. He goes ballistic when he sees other dogs. What can we do about this? We signed up for a Humane Society training seminar a few years ago, but the $75 fee for the “Growly Dog” course was just too much for us. I used to carry a water gun when we walked the dog, but I got tired of losing it. I bought one of those clickers, but they don’t help. I was encouraged by doctors to adopt a pet because I suffer from depression. The doctors were right: My depression is a lot better. But we also want to help Raisin.
Dogs bark for many reasons, including excitement, for attention or to warn and protect. My guess is that your dog is not properly “dog socialized” and needs off-leash time with other dogs. Dogs on the leash are probably feeling vulnerable when restrained and tend to be more protective and defensive.
Your reactions are important. Don’t discipline or tug hard on the leash; that might incite him as he picks up on your anxiety. Play it cool. Try to teach him to sit and stay. Buy a gentle leader that goes around his muzzle for easier control when he’s on the leash.
He needs quality time to play with other dogs, the best therapeutic rehabilitation being in a safe back yard with an easygoing dog. Your dog is your therapist and healer, so you owe him the best you can give.
How many of us have been out walking our dogs and come in contact with a dog pulling and barking relentlessly? To an untrained eye it can be difficult to tell if the action is playful or aggressive. Often an embarrassed owner struggles to gain control by pulling them back or verbally scolding – rarely with positive results.
We see this in daycare as well. Some dogs behave differently on leash in our lobby, than they do off leash in daycare. On leash they are restrained and don’t have the freedom of “fleeing” an uncomfortable situation or they have so much pent up excitement they simply don’t know what to do with themselves.
The Dr’s recommendation of introducing the dog to off leash play, in a controlled setting to begin with, is one we’ve heard time and time again and it was great to read in The Post this morning!