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Why Does My Dog Do That? Understanding Herding Behavior

Ever have a dog nudge you, not so gently, toward the food bowl?  Or maybe they are habitual car chasers along the back yard fence.  They may even nip excitedly at the kids when they are running in the yard. ...

Why Does My Dog Do That? Mouthing Behavior

Mouthing and chewing on hands and feet is typically associated with teething puppies.  But for some dogs, this behavior continues into adulthood.  In this month’ s installment of “Why Does My Dog Do That?” we will explore mouthing behavior in adult...

Toys, Toys, Toys – Choosing the Right One For Your Dog

Playtime is essential for your dog.  Play provides your dog with exercise, mental stimulation and additional bonding time with the family.  Play also adds to their overall quality of life and is a healthy option for relaxing anxious or stressed...

Pampering your Pet the Naples Way!

Just like their human owners, pets enjoy a little pampering too!  If you are looking for ways to spoil your puppy prince or princess, check out these three options right here in Naples!   Grooming Love the feeling of a...

A Peaceful Home:  Strategies for Introducing a New Puppy to Your Family

Welcoming a new puppy into the family is a fun and exciting time.  It can also be a stressful time as the puppy gets acquainted with the existing family members and pets.  Here are a few quick tips on how...

Why Does My Dog Do That? Understanding Jumping Behavior

You come home from work, open the door and are immediately greeted by an exuberant dog leaping and jumping all over you.  Sound familiar?  If it does, you are not alone.  Jumping is a common behavioral issue that many dog...

Tips for Choosing the Right Puppy for Your Family

Are you thinking of adding a new puppy into your life?  Here are some tips that can help you understand how to choose the right one for your family. Assess Your Situation A puppy is a lifelong commitment.  Before you...

Why Does My Dog do That? Understanding Marking Behavior

Ever wonder why dogs do the things they do?  We have found that many of our pet parents are curious about the behaviors they notice their pets engaging in.  Each month we are going to address the behaviors we are...

Tricks and Treats:  Tips for a Safe Halloween with Your Dog

Halloween is a fun time of the year. It is natural to want to include your dog in all of the fall festivities.  Here are three helpful tips to ensure your best friend has a safe and happy Halloween! Pet-Friendly...

Walking Your Dog on a Leash

  For some dogs and owners, this seems simple and comes easily, but there are quite a few dogs that just don’t get it right away or are a bit stubborn. In these cases, we have to use some techniques...