How to Control Excessive Barking

Excessive barking typically occurs in dogs that are left unsupervised for extended periods of time. According to two independent surveys, 1/3 of dog owners claimed that their dogs were on barking overload! The problem can also be exacerbated if you have a multi-dog...

Winter Pet Paw Safety

Like any species over time, evolution and adaption creates a variation or genetic diversity in dogs. All canines have front dewclaws while others have dewclaws on both the front and back. Hunting and swimming dogs, such as a Labrador Retriever, have webbed paws which...

Fun Activities Enrich Dog/Owner Relationship

Canines and their owners can have lots of fun together.  Puppies and adult dogs love attention and enjoy learning.  No matter what type of dog you own, doggy performance events can be exciting and can create a tremendous amount of joy for you and your dog.  Dogs love...

How to Choose a Boarding Kennel

Choosing a boarding kennel for your dog is as important as choosing a hotel when you go on vacation. Just like you, your dog can get stressed. Making sure that your dog has an enjoyable stay while you are on vacation will help keep him/her healthy and in good spirits....

Daycare is Going to the Dogs

Why Doggie Daycare? Why not! In today’s busy world we are often too busy to give our canine companions the stimulation and attention that they need and deserve. Dogs are naturally social creatures. They crave the interaction of the other dogs in their “pack”. Many...

Stranger Danger – Pet Edition

The ease of getting pet services over the internet is quite enticing to people on the go. But would you give the keys to your house to a total stranger? Most online pet service providers to not background check who represents them. They just want people who are...

The Official List of Maryland Dog Parks

The following are “official” off-leash dog parks. Good news for our four-legged friends- our list has expanded! Please respect local regulations including requirements, licensing and leashing rules where applicable. Check available websites listed below for further...

Be Ready for Disasters & Emergencies

When it comes to natural disasters, we Marylanders are pretty lucky. But let's not forget the new anxieties brought on by the ever-present risk of terrorist incidents. If disaster strikes and you have to leave home, take your pets with you, even if you think you may...