Bob Wharton has been a professional dog trainer with Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center for three years. He enjoys teaching the Puppy Preschool and Proper Petiquette small group training classes. His life-long passion for working with dogs started with training family dogs throughout the years. “Puppies and younger dogs want to learn and…

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Congratulations! Whether this is your first puppy or you’ve done this before, caring for a puppy includes helping your pet adjust to family life and establishing a foundation of care for a long and healthy life. VACCINATIONS Vaccinations protect your pets from serious infections and diseases as well as promote wellness throughout the pet community by avoiding…

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When shelter pets learn and thrive, good things happen! January is National Train Your Dog Month, and Leah’s story is shaping up to be proof that professional dog training can saves lives. Professional dog training offers numerous benefits to the dog and the owner. When a pet is properly trained, it shows that the dog is…

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real life training for dogs

Real Life Training for Dogs It’s National Train Your Dog Month brought to you by The Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Here are easy real life training tips for helping your dog practice valuable manners and obedience skills. Interested in group training classes or customized professional training, learn more about how Holiday House Pet Resort…

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A play and learn dog training program provides the right balance of playing, learning obedience skills and socializing that suits the energy of a puppy. This is the story of Eddie and his mom… Eddie is an active golden doodle puppy who loves to learn. His forever mom, Segan, never raised a puppy so the…

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Toby is still an exuberant, playful dog but now he demonstrates good manners and obedience skills thanks to a professional dog training program. Recently retired and with more time to devote to a pet, Linda and Rob wanted to adopt a puppy. They were in search of a mild-mannered dog breed with a sweet disposition…

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Dog Training Spotlight: Bugsy wants to be a therapy dog, and now he’s one step closer to his dream job! Bugsy is an 18-month-old, 7 pound Chorkie (Chihuahua and Yorkshire terrier mix) rescue pup. He happily visits residents of area personal care and memory care communities with his mom Robin, so his career choice is…

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Puppy training starts as soon as you bring your new pet home. Setting boundaries and encouraging good behavior reduces stress for the dog and the family, eliminates bad behaviors, and creates a positive environment for a lifetime of friendship and learning. Providing your puppy with loving attention, proper veterinary care, leadership, and new people to meet will prepare him…

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doggie daycare

Back-to-school season for the dogs means fun activities and a variety of training programs for pups of all ages, breeds and personalities. There’s positive energy in the September air that inspires us to return to school and work with a renewed spirit for learning and accomplishment. We all know dogs are smart, but it’s important to provide dogs…

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