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Keeping Your Dog Safe in Public

During a recent Saturday night downtown with friends, I noticed a couple walking their Bernese Mountain Dog. I watched as this couple was stopped over and over again so people could pet their dog. While I continually preach the importance of socialization, I could see this dog was clearly overwhelmed. As I watched, the dog’s […]


Real Life Rover Certification

Dog ownership looks different than it did in decades past. Dogs are more than pets; they are our family members. Because the public is beginning to recognize dogs as an integral part of many families, dogs are now permitted in many places where they were not previously. It’s important we teach our dogs how to behave in […]


Dealing with Counter-Surfing Pups

A familiar scene:  You step outside to start your grill so you can cook a steak you spent a good deal of time picking out, only to come back inside to see it has disappeared. Fido is in the corner of the room licking his lips. You’re furious, but what is the correct course of action […]