Category Archives: Pet Exercise

Quick Tips for Dog Walking Etiquette

iStock_000007652815_LargeIf your plans this January include hitting the trails, city streets, or local parks with your canine companion, that’s great! However, keep in mind these important considerations for proper dog walking to keep things friendly no matter where you go.

Let’s Begin…Training and Socialization

Since many veterinary emergencies involve dog fights, bites, or injuries sustained during an accident, we want to stress the importance of obedience training and socialization. Both are a prerequisite for any dog before venturing out into the world. Continue reading

Pet Ownership 101: Dog Park Manners

Chatoak_iStock_000016571386_MediumFor most of us, the dog park is a magical place. Our pups can go get their ya-yas out, make friends, and enjoy some much needed off-leash freedom (as can we…). But it should be important that everyone is able to enjoy these public spaces, and it only takes a few unthoughtful pet owners to ruin the fun.

While every dog park has its own rules, you should familiarize yourself with these basic dog park manners to help make you and your pooch the most popular on the playground. Continue reading