Ticks, Fleas, and…

Ticks, Fleas, and…

Ticks and fleas – Oh, My!  Just the thought is enough to send shivers down your spine! Did you know that there are over 2,200 different types of fleas, and that ticks can live for more than a year without feeding on an animal? These pesky little critters usually...
Swinging Senior Dogs

Swinging Senior Dogs

Some of us know what it means to be getting older, a little more creaky in the joints, or slower in our gait, but when is your dog considered to be a senior? The answer depends upon the breed.  Generally, larger dogs age faster than small breed dogs. This is...
Surviving the Terrible Twos and Teenage Years

Surviving the Terrible Twos and Teenage Years

Puppies are adorable while young and vulnerable, so cuddly and cute. Once they begin to grow, they are eager to push boundaries and explore the big wide world. If you think in terms of “dog years,” many puppies start to become restless or bored at around 4 months old...
Training and your puppy, 8-16 weeks old

Training and your puppy, 8-16 weeks old

There she is – adorable, and timidly bounding with love and energy. She looks you in the eye and you are her everything – quite literally. But from Day 1, consistent and continuous puppy training is essential. Think of it as an investment in your...
A Little Bit About Me…

A Little Bit About Me…

As a child, I was fortunate to be raised around dogs – my father trained his own German Shepherds.  In time, I chose to pursue a career with animals, dog walking, offering daycare, breeding, showing and competing. I became a professional handler, then eventually...