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Are You “The One” In Your Dogs Eyes?

When we fill out applications for employment, many times it’s page after page of material for the employer to get to know us; our history, our present thoughts and of course our goals for the future. Online social media profiles ask us about our favorite movies, sports, and music. Dating sites? I can only imagine…

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5 Things to Know Before Bringing Home a Dog

So you think you found your dream dog? Before you decide if it’s love at first sight, remember it takes much more than providing a heart and a home to that 4-legged dream boat. Most likely you are a dog lover, most people are. Although, when offering a dog a happy and healthy life with…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Clean

Most of us probably spend some time with daily hygiene. Let’s hope so, otherwise going to work and having to sit next to that stinky person every day is the worst. With dogs, there really is no difference. So why oh why are we skipping daily hygiene? If your dog is family you wouldn’t skip…

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Dogs: Thieves, hoarders and runners… Unless we teach them safety first!

Pet parents around the world must truly realize the value of investing in a positive dog training program to fix “problem” behaviors. Although, dogs don’t think running away is a problem; they certainly don’t think stealing things that don’t belong to them is anything but fun either. As a matter of fact, all of the…

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Dogs. Germs. Kennel Cough. Oh My!

Go the grocery store and you could catch the flu. Send your kid to camp and they could come home with a head cold from their camper buddy. Yes, send your dog for a boarding stay or a day of play and there is always the possibility that your buddy could catch a cold or…

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Do Dogs Miss Their Famiy When They Board?

Yes, they do. There’s just no place like home! Maybe you have a favorite chair or relaxing area? Knowing where the remote is (well, most of the time). Knowing when the kids will be home. Home: comfortable and, for the most part, predictable. Routine Dogs need all those things too! They like to know. They…

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Safety FIRST on Walks

Last week, Charley and Hollywood went out for their morning walk in the yard. Strolling around, sniffing rabbit poop, looking for birds, giving squirrels the paw – you know, the usual. We came back inside, and only moments later Charley was ferociously barking at the sliding door. My first thought was maybe it’s the landscapers,…

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We’re Hiring!

Love Dogs? Want to spend your days doing something you love? Now’s your chance to be a part of our team! Wag ‘N’ Tails currently has two positions available. We are seeking a front-of-the-house “Pack Leader,” as well as a Daycare Attendant, both for approximately 30 hours a week. You must be willing to work…

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New Location Coming Soon!

Are you ready to pursue a career doing something you love? At the NEW Wag ‘N’ Tails Studio location, we will be offering both a dog grooming school and a training school for the public. We are so excited to be offering these programs in our community and to help our fellow dog-lovers on their…

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Resource Guarding

“Resource guarding is when a dog controls access to food, objects, people and locations that are important to him through defensive body language or overt aggressive display. This is a relatively common canine behavior and is influenced by a number of environmental and situational stimuli, including a dog’s natural instinct to survive. The dog that…

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Crate Training 101

Why do we crate train? It is important that pets are comfortable in their crates for travel, for visits to the vet, or for boarding. Also, crate training is necessary when potty training puppies. It is also wonderful to have reassurance that nothing in your home is being destroyed when you are not home! Click…

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Rescue Dogs Rejoyce!

So many rescue organizations out there. Some putting themselves in dangerous situations to get dogs to safety and warmth. Most having the energy it takes to keep up with so many dogs in need. The wonderful foster people at Rejoyceful not only have these needed qualities, but they also realize the importance of potential parents…

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Does Size Matter?

With it being Valentine’s Day weekend, this is the perfect time to talk about treats! If your loved one surprised you with a Valentine and a mini size chocolate bar you might  be happy. Although, if you were presented with a Valentine, a dozen roses and a giant box of chocolate bars, you would certainly…

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3 Tips for a Happy Dog!

TEACH Dogs love to learn, especially new things! Have you ever gotten a new toy for your dog just to enjoy their reaction?  Of course you have! The excitement and anticipation is the best part. You can’t take that toy out the package or rip that tag off fast enough for your buddy. When you…

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Oh please…I know how to pet a dog! Or so I thought!

Last night we had our first Tellington Touch seminar with presenter Mona Ryzak. What is Tellington Touch, otherwise know as TTouch you ask? Well for years I wasn’t sure why the dogs would follow Mona as if she was the Dog God. Now…I know why. She let us in on her secret. Zigzag touches and…

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