How to Have a Successful Puppy Play Date!

Puppy play dates can be one of the most fun things to do as a dog parent! These play dates allow your puppy to have fun, burn energy, and gain necessary social skills.  However, setting up a successful puppy play date with your dog’s new best friend will take some planning. Choosing a puppy playmate that will be well suited for your puppy, especially for their first play date, is a must! Finding a puppy who is around the same … Read More

Setting Your Dog Up For Success to Attend Daycare

Setting your dog up for success to attend daycare is important! Dog Daycare provides your dog with enrichment, socialization, and an outlet for their energy. However, it can sometimes be overwhelming if the dog does not take the necessary steps beforehand.  The goal is to have your daycare facility be a place where your dog feels safe and happy being at. That is why preparing your dog before going into daycare is essential. We often have clients who come in … Read More

Tiny Town

Wags & Wiggles is excited to announce our new adventure, Tiny Town!  Coming Fall 2022! Tiny Town is our BRAND NEW BUILDING for small dogs at our RSM location, located in the same business park. When Wags & Wiggles started back in 1999, most of our clients were people with big dogs looking to exercise them and get more socialization.  As the company grew, more and more small dogs started to come in.  Small dog owners saw the need for … Read More

What is it Like Owning a Deaf Dog?

It is important to remember that a deaf dog can do just about everything a hearing dog can! The only difference is that you communicate through hand signals and body language versus a verbal command.  They play with toys, go for walks, give cuddles, do obedience training, and everything in between! First, we will talk about how deafness occurs in dogs. Like with humans, deafness can be hereditary and present at birth.  Other times, deafness can be caused by a … Read More

My Dog Growled At Me

Nothing quite gets your attention like hearing the grumbling of a dog’s growl. However, is that growl out of excitement, fear, anxiety, or something else in their environment?  Dogs use growling as an effective way of communication in all of those scenarios.  The key is being able to identify between a playful growl and an aggressive one.   You should never punish your dog for growling. Growling is an essential part of a dog’s language.  When dogs growl, they are … Read More