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5 Ways to Tire Out Your Puppy

We’ve all been there… Your puppy has morphed from an adorable angel into a holy terror, tearing through your home, chewing on your prized possessions, and finding endless ways to make mischief. The good news – this is normal! Puppies have a lot of energy that they need to burn off! A tired dog is a happy dog, as they say. The challenge for many is that not everyone has access to wide open spaces […]

How to Teach Your Dog to Swim: 6 Tips to Make Swimming Fun

As the temperature begins to skyrocket, now is the prime time for teaching your puppy to swim. Swimming is an excellent way to help both you and your dog beat the Arizona heat. However, if your dog has never been swimming before, or if they are trepidatious about getting in the pool, we have tips to help swimming be a fun and safe experience for your four-legged pal! 1. Bear Breed in Mind An important […]

Secrets to Raising Small Dogs

An Owners Guide for the Love of the Lapdog Small breed puppies are extremely popular due to their portable size and adorable looks, but these puppies are often misunderstood. This includes breeds like Yorkshire Terriers, Shih Tzus, Havanese, Pekingese, Pomeranians, Maltese, Dachshunds and so much more. While many of the puppies look like they would be “easy” since they are so small, they require a great deal of commitment and attention from their owners. For […]

The Importance of Microchipping & Pet Identification

The month of May is National Chip Your Pet Month and serves as a reminder to get your pets microchipped and/or register their microchip! The American Kennel Club (AKC) officially recognizes this month as a holiday. It was introduced to educate responsible pet owners of the importance of microchipping. The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. One in three pets will become […]

Bringing Home Your New Puppy

Congratulations! There is nothing more exciting than having a new puppy! It can also be a full-time job that is very demanding! The result of meeting these demands is such a joyous and fulfilling achievement. If you put in a lot of time and effort at the beginning with training a puppy at a young age, you will have a dog who is well-behaved, mannered and a true enhancement to your family. On the flipside: […]

How Puppies Are Saving Us During the Pandemic

Across the country, millions of people are suddenly spending much more time at home as a result of COVID-19. While the time with our loved ones is nice, this year has not been easy.  At this time, one third of Americans show signs of clinical depression and anxiety. There are plenty of causes for this sudden rise, such as loneliness and less community contact, but how can Americans combat this? Surely, you can guess one […]

Crate Training & House Breaking Your New Puppy

So you have a new puppy in your home. Yay! Chances are, the first thing you want them to learn is where to “go potty.” We’ve put together this resource for those who are looking for the quickest and most effective way to house-train a new puppy. This method is backed by behaviorists and dog lovers alike and will work on a dog no matter what their age. When training a new desired behavior with […]

Treat Your Dog To Healthy Ice Cream

Summertime in Arizona can be a challenge for dog owners. The temperatures are high, and we’re all looking for creative ways to keep our dogs happy without exposing them to the dangers of heat. One of our favorite ways to keep our puppies cool and happy is by making puppy-safe “ice cream.” Healthy summer treats shouldn’t just be for humans! However, before you share your popsicle with your puppy, consider the ingredients. There are many […]

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