Taking Your Pet on Vacation

We all need a break. Getting away from home and experiencing a new place is often the easiest way to get your mind off of your troubles. Leave the stress at home as you relax, dine and explore. Vacations are even better when you can take your dog...

Recognizing Anxiety in Dogs

Dogs are happy creatures by nature. In most cases, it is readily apparent when your dog is feeling sad or overwhelmed. What happens when your dog’s personality changes from joyous and carefree to somber and morose? When is anxiety in your...

Five Dog Treats to Avoid (and Their Alternatives)

As a dog owner, you know that dogs will eat practically anything, but should they? There are plenty of items that are well-known to be dangerous for dogs. Chocolate is terrible for dogs and can even poison them. Small bones, like chicken bones...

The Benefits of Doggy Daycare

Being alone during the day is difficult on a dog. These pack animals require constant attention in order to be happy. They also need regular visits outside, plenty of room to play and a great deal of supervision. Doggy daycare offers all of this...

Dog Training on a Busy Schedule

You have a jam-packed schedule that is too tight to allow for another commitment. How can you attend the training classes your dog needs? Don’t put off training any longer. Instead, consider one of these other options that will work with...

Benefits of Neighborhood Walks During Lodging

Boarding your dog can be stressful if you are unsure of what to expect. Prior to setting up dog boarding, talk with your provider about the services they offer. The best doggy daycare facilities offer clean beds, outdoor access and regular...

Cats: To Lodge or Not to Lodge

Leaving home for extended periods of time can be stressful for pet owners. You want to enjoy your vacation, but you don’t want your pets to suffer. What do you do? The struggle with cat owners is finding the best spot for their needs. Some...

Is Your Dog Ready for Nose-Work?

What is Nose-Work? Nose-work detection training teaches dogs to search for a specific odor, and then find the source of that odor. Police dogs may learn to search for blood, illegal drugs and even bombs. Your dog may learn to track a favorite...

Healthy Habits for Lodging Pets

When you must be away from your pet, your top concern is that he or she is happy and healthy. This starts with choosing the best dog hotel you can find. In order to determine the right dog hotel, you check references, ensure they have access to...

First Annual K-9 Trials to Take Place in Oceanside

Oceanside dog lovers will be thrilled to note that the first annual K-9 Trials will be taking place on April 22, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at El Camino High School in Oceanside. K-9 teams from the western U.S. will compete in a showdown that...

Pet Hotels vs. Pet Sitters: What’s Best for Your Dog?

Your vacation is looming and you need a place for your beloved pet. You could call a pet sitter to come to your home or book a stay at a pet hotel. What do you do? Picking a Pet Sitter You may think that a pet sitter is the best idea for your...