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Stop the Spread of Dog Flu

LET’S STOP THE SPREAD OF DOG FLU TOGETHER The dog flu is here and this bug isn’t messing around. Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from a contagious illness – dogs can share the flu germ too. As our pets advocates, let’s stop the spread of dog flu together. This nasty virus going around…

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4 Reasons Why Wag ‘N’ Tails is called a School for Dogs

Years ago, most would’ve thought that dogs would want to “play” or socialize while their family is away. Why not? Perfect! This service could ease the guilt of being gone all day, one might think. Most pet parents use doggie daycare centers regardless of how it affects their time and their budget mainly because their…

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How To Use Rewards in Dog Training

Rewards in Dog Training If I use food rewards in dog training, does that mean I’m “bribing” him? There is still such a misconception in the dog training world that if we use food treats, we are essentially “talking the dog into…” listening. Bribing doesn’t work. It won’t work with any type of reward, whether…

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The Dog School Routine

Oh what a day it would be at dog school, if we could say with certainty that we walk our guests at 10am, feed at 11am promptly every day and we always train precisely at 2pm. What a glorious day that would be, although definitely wishful thinking! Think of how a school classroom operates for…

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Education Comes First at Wag ‘N’ Tails

Education Comes First Since 1999 Education comes first at both Wag ‘N’ Tails locations in Shelby Township, Michigan. We appreciate that you are a parent to your dog, not just a dog “owner.” That’s one of the reasons why education comes first for us. This is also why we prefer to be called your dog’s…

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How to Be Prepared When Boarding Your Dog

Travel more. Worry less. Deciding who will care for your dog during long days away from home or for extended travel can be a difficult decision to make for loving pet parents. Many times, taking your dog with you just isn’t an option. Having a regular care provider that you can count on, plus having…

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Teach & Reach

Introducing our new name for the foster dogs who live in our board and train center waiting for their forever homes. The Teach & Reach Program, TA-DUH! Without education, the number of dogs being re-homed just can’t change. We need your help! That’s why we added the “reach” after the “teach!” So many dogs, so…

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Foster Friday Dog

Meet Hardy, our Latest Foster Friday Dog. Every Friday we post our dogs in need. Those pups who live at our school and remain in training until we find the perfect family they’ve always dreamed of. Hardy is pictured here (the one with those ears to die for!) with his buddies in school. He is…

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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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Is Your Dog Hacking Away? It Might Be Kennel Cough!

Kennel Cough Most of us pet parents (dog owners) have heard about the dreaded “kennel cough”. At first, it may seem that your dog is having difficulty breathing or maybe swallowed a foreign object. Then when you put the leash on and the slightest pressure is applied, that hacking cough might exacerbate the problem, causing…

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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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