Category Archives: Pet Care and Training

Babies and Puppies and Barks! Oh My!

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist Sheeba, my Shiba Inu, is a dominant force in our household. We decided to get her the summer we got married so that she could grow with our little family. Our family has now … Continue reading

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Teaching a NEW Dog OLD Tricks

By Toni Lynn Mark, Training and Behavior Education Specialist Have you ever heard that saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks?”. Well, that’s hog-wash. And so is “You shouldn’t teach a new dog old tricks”! When you look … Continue reading

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FAQs about Becoming a Veterinarian

by T. J. Dunn, DVM Dr. T. J. Dunn, DVM, answers frequently asked questions about what it’s like to be a veterinarian. What made you decide that you wanted to become a veterinarian? I really enjoyed studying sciences, especially Biology. … Continue reading

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Fearful Dogs

By Toni Gibson-Mark Just like people, pets are afraid of certain things.  Vacuum cleaners, swimming, veterinary offices, and more—it’s easy to see that there are certain things that dogs are afraid of.  Unfortunately, some of these things are necessary in … Continue reading

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There goes my favorite pair of shoes!

by Michelle Mullins Dogs of all ages need to chew. Chewing is an instinctual behavior and occurs for a variety of reasons. Chewing in young dogs can be prompted by teething and continue as an exploratory behavior as dogs simply … Continue reading

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Your training a… what?

by Toni Gibson Michelle Mullins and I are in the process of doing some continuing education to hone our clicker training skills.  Filled with more enthusiasm and excitement than we have on Christmas morning, we jumped right in.  We are … Continue reading

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Counter surfing, trash raiding and stealing, Oh My!

Dogs are opportunists. With their fantastic senses, especially smell , and skills at observation and sleath they are amazing at exploiting any opportunity for gain. Of course they want the tasty sandwich sitting on the counter or to check out … Continue reading

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Dog Park Etiquette

My dog, Sadie, is from the north.  The hot hot hot temperatures in Virginia make this girl miserable during the summer.  Just the other day, I was saying to another associate here, “Sadie has been so goofy lately.  She’s been … Continue reading

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Rub a dub dub– there's a doggy in the tub!

When I was sitting here this week pondering about the multitude of topics that I could discuss on here, my husband called.  I asked “I’m about to write a blog.  What should I write about?”  He works outside and it’s … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Pets

How pets can help you in a time of need There’s no doubt about it that animals have an profound effect on humans. They bring joy, comfort and love to those that surround them.  But did you know that a … Continue reading

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