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Tips for effective housetraining

Tips For Effective House-training

It’s important to understand that dogs do not have any attachments or respect for carpet, hardwood floors or anything that we may use as a foundation in our homes which we would like to keep clean.  They don’t know the difference nor do they care where the appropriate place is to eliminate waste, until you […]

Why Won’t My Dog Stop Barking?

Imagine you are relaxing after a long week of work, and as you start to daydream while enjoying the silence, your dog starts barking. You investigate and all seems well. With a wag of the tail, you are content in knowing all is well in your home. Then the barking starts again… Dogs bark, but […]

Boarding Options For Your Pet

Face it…even though we may love the idea of taking our pets with us when we go to visit family for the holidays or when taking a vacation, the reality of travelling with your pet is often filled with frustration and anxiety for both of you.  Your pet has needs that can’t easily be met […]

Are Holiday Plants Toxic to my Pet?

As you decorate your home for the holidays, be aware of what plants are toxic and which are not for your pets! Many of the decorative plants that we put out during the holidays are in fact not toxic, but some are and should be placed with care.  Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at […]

To Eat or Not to Eat

Not Safe Foods: chocolate, grapes & raisins, caffeine, Mushrooms, macadamia nuts, candy & gum, Sugar, Xylitol (sweetener) ALL Cooked bones, Corn cobs, sugary foods (pies), bread, yeast dough, large amounts of avocado and more… “If you know or suspect your pet has ingested or been exposed to a toxic substance, call your veterinarian, a nearby emergency animal hospital, […]

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Our Clients Say it Best

Grace & Henry

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I can’t believe how much your training has improved my life. I get to go on walks through the neighborhood, I don’t waste so much time barking like a MadMan at all those silly little dogs. I’m learning to be in very good control when I see another dog while I am out walking and I come when I am called.

Shayna

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Our​ ​eighteen​ ​month​ ​German​ ​Shepherd​ ​has​ ​been​ ​nothing​ ​but​ ​successful​ ​in​ ​her​ ​training​ ​with  Kathleen​ ​and​ ​Dogtra.​ ​Our​ ​family​ ​adopted​ ​Shayna​ ​last​ ​February​ ​with​ ​a​ ​limited​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​her​ ​background, and​ ​were​ ​a​ ​bit​ ​surprised​ ​with​ ​her​ ​initial​ ​demeanor.​