Posts Tagged ‘dog training’

Training Directs Playful Energy into Good Manners

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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Tips for Socializing a Puppy

Puppy learning to shake hands

Training a puppy starts long before you arrive at an obedience class. Besides potty training and setting boundaries at home, early training should include plenty of socialization and new situations for your puppy to experience around the home and away from home. The first time your puppy hears a doorbell ring or a loud garbage…

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Choosing A Quality Dog Daycare Program

Have you considered a dog daycare program? Are you worried about how your dog is spending the day while you’re at work? Hopefully he’s not chewing on your favorite piece of furniture or sleeping all day. Dogs are naturally social and energetic so being sedentary can lead to boredom, bad behavior and possible health problems…

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Pet Lodging for the Holidays: Quick and Easy Check In

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If your dog or cat will be lodging at Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center over the holidays—or during your vacation in the new year—a little planning makes the check-in process quick and easy. Here are a few tips to help you prepare… At Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center, all the forms necessary for your…

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Adopt a Senior Pet

November is National Senior Pet Month and Adopt a Senior Pet Month so here are 5 really good reasons to adopt a senior pet. Whether it’s a cat or a dog, this month is a good time to visit the Bucks County SPCA or contact a local animal rescue to ask about senior pets waiting…

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Active Dogs Are Happy Dogs

Group of dogs looking at the camera

Dogs are smart and enjoy being active. They want to learn, be challenged, have fun, and experience the joys of a job well done. Historically, dogs were bred to perform specific duties like assisting farmers, ranchers, sportsmen, and law enforcement officers. The abilities to think, problem solve and actively work were assets to their owners.…

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Canine Influenza: The Dog Flu

Dog with its head on a pillow

We’re all familiar with the human influenza virus that makes the rounds every winter. We sneeze, cough, have a runny nose, and suffer from chills and fever. Your dog can catch the canine influenza virus, and although the symptoms are similar to human flu, it’s not the same flu virus that infects people. The canine…

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5 Myths about Training a Puppy

1) Puppies will be puppies Puppies chew on everything and get themselves into a bunch of trouble the moment you look away. They don’t know any better—yet. Training starts as soon as you bring your new puppy home. Setting boundaries and encouraging good behavior reduces stress for the dog and the family, eliminates bad behaviors,…

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Activities for Dogs

Activities for Dogs It’s that time of year again! Summer vacation is over and everyone is returning to work or school–or maybe both! Hey, why should dogs get a pass? Canine minds need to be stimulated too. So whether it’s learning a new skill or helping around the house, all dogs can learn new tricks!…

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