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COVID-19 Update

Good Morning,

As you are likely aware, there have been government ordered shelter in place orders, washing hands frequently, hand sanitizer sellouts, social distancing guidelines, and just a list of things done in effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has almost certainly affected everyone in some way. In the wake of all this, we are taking measures to ensure the safety of your pets and our staff members. The following is information about COVID-19 and what we are doing.

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Choosing the Correct Dog for Your Lifestyle

Literally thousands of years have passed through time with humans and domesticated dogs sharing in life.  We are surely only starting to understand the extent of the remarkable bond between people and dogs.  Bringing a dog into your life can be a wonderful idea at any age, but it is a decision not to be taken lightly.  If you are looking for a new dog for yourself or for a family member, it is very important to take your time to find the right dog to properly be suited for your age, health, and lifestyle both now and possibly for over the next decade or beyond.

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Crate Training

Crate training has long been accepted by professional trainers and veterinarians as one of the quickest and least stressful ways to mold desirable behaviors in dogs. Although many new dog guardians initially reject the idea of using a crate because they consider it cruel or unfair to the dog, a crate helps satisfy the dog’s instinct to be in a den while alleviating many problems dogs and their people experience.

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Separation Anxiety

Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit behavior problems when they’re left alone. Typically, they’ll have a dramatic anxiety response within a short time (20-45 minutes) after their owners leave them. The most common of these behaviors are:

  • Digging, chewing and scratching at doors or windows in an attempt to escape and reunite with their owners.
  • Howling, barking and crying in an attempt to get their owner to return.
  • Urination and defecation (even with housetrained dogs) as a result of distress.
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Pet-Friendly Hotel Etiquette: How to Stay in Hotels with Animals

Whether you are hitting the road with your teacup poodle, a tomcat, or a terrier, there’s some special considerations to find the best lodging for you and your pet. While more and more hotels are becoming pet-friendly, you still need to be prepared for any situation. Here are some easy-to-follow tips to help you out.

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