Training & Behavior

How To Take a Vacation When You Have an Anxious Dog

by Jessie Isbell • February 12, 2016

As a pet-sitter, I’ve seen many signs of anxiety from dogs when they are dropped off at my house by their owners for the first time. While most dogs are fine and happy from the start, some dogs will pace, whine and pant when their owners leave. Other dogs act nervously by tucking their ears and […]

A Few Fun Facts about the Domestication of Dogs

by Jessie Isbell • February 12, 2016

A Few Fun Facts about the Domestication of Dogs Dogs are such a part of our lives these days that we call them ‘man’s best friend’ or our ‘fur babies’. Many of us could not image life without a dog in our lap or without lint rolling our clothes before we leave the house. But how […]

4 Benefits of Having an Active and Athletic Dog

by Jessie Isbell • February 12, 2016

I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, or how my life would change when I adopted Annie nine years ago. She has been full of energy from the very first day she came home, and she has impressed me with her athleticism throughout the years. I have had to completely change my lifestyle […]

6 Reasons YOU Should Adopt a Senior Pet!

by Jessie Isbell • February 12, 2016

If you are planning to get a new furry friend for yourself or your family soon, take a good look around the shelter (please adopt from a shelter!) when you get there. You will notice young excited puppies, kittens and one to two year old dogs and cats eagerly waiting for a new home. But look […]

Why Does My Dog Bark and What Can I Do About It?

by Jessie Isbell • February 12, 2016

Do you ever wonder why your dog looks at you and barks when he wants something, or why he barks at every passer-by he sees through your window and at every car door closing in your neighborhood? Dogs bark as a way to communicate with us and with other animals. A dog’s bark can convey […]

Can Dogs Become Depressed?

by Jessie Isbell • February 12, 2016

We have all seen our dogs experiencing happiness, excitement, and frustration. While maybe not in quite the same way as humans, our pets definitely feel these emotions. Our dogs can also experience anxiety, disappointment and even depression. At least I know my dogs can and do from time to time! Yes, depression is a real […]

Eliminate Your Dog’s Anti-Social Behaviors with this Guide to Socialization

by Jessie Isbell • February 12, 2016

When you get a new dog, whether it be a puppy, an adult, or a senior, one of the first things you will need to do is gauge his social skills. Dog socialization is right behind housebreaking for me as one of the most important things you and your dog can master to make both […]

10 Training Secrets Every Pet Parent Should Know

by Billie Claire Campbell • February 10, 2016

  As pet parents, we have a responsibility to provide for our furry friends, and supplying them with lavish toys and treats isn’t exactly what I’m talking about. Yes, those things are nice, but we also have a duty to provide the best that we can in diet and nutrition, veterinary care, socialization, and training. […]