Trainer’s Corner: Navigating the Fourth of July with Your Dog


July 4 may be a favorite American holiday for us, but it is probably our dog’s least favorite holiday. Fireworks can be downright terrifying for a dog. Below are some tips to plan ahead to minimize stress and increase safety for your dog this July 4. While large public gatherings won’t be as prevalent this year, it is still worth noting that if your dog can become overly bitey/jumpy/barky or exhibits distance increasing behaviors when around groups of people, you are better off leaving him at home. That is not the time to be working on social skills. Let your

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Summer Pet Safety


Summertime is one of the best seasons for pets and their people, whether you’re dining with them on the patio, taking them for a swim, or enjoying some time in the park. But hot temperatures can also pose a danger to dogs and cats, who can suffer serious consequences if proper precautions are not taken. This post contains affiliate links. Hot Car Safety It takes only six minutes for a dog to die in a hot car. Did you know that even when it’s 75 degrees outside it’s too hot to leave your dog or cat in your car? Temperatures

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