New Puppy Series: When Vacuums Attack! How to Help Your Puppy Overcome Fear

New Puppy Series: When Vacuums Attack! How to Help Your Puppy Overcome Fear Did you recently bring home a new puppy? This blog mini-series is for you! In this post, we go over how to help your new puppy overcome fear. The new puppy in the pictures is Logic, the newest addition to the Zurborg family! Logic’s New Fear The day Logic turned three months old, he suddenly noticed the vacuum. We had previously been vacuuming around his pen while … Read More

Benefits of Dog Daycare for Puppies – Logic’s Daycare Story

Benefits of Dog Daycare for Puppies Are you thinking about bringing home a new puppy soon? This blog mini-series is for you! In this post, we go over the benefits of dog daycare for puppies. The puppy in the pictures is Logic, the newest addition to the Zurborg family! Logic turns three months old The day Logic turned 12 weeks, his devil side emerged! His previous training and playtime sessions only lasted about an hour. Afterwards, Logic would be totally … Read More

New Puppy Series: A Short Guide on Puppy Socialization

New Puppy Series: A Short Guide on Puppy Socialization Are you thinking about bringing home a new puppy soon? This blog mini-series is for you! In this post, we go over the importance of puppy socialization. The puppy in the pictures is Logic, the newest addition to the Zurborg family! In our puppy socialization classes, we pass out a list of all the things you’ll want to show your new puppy so that they can have good exposure to the … Read More

New Puppy Series: 6 Things You Need to Know When Picking Your New Puppy’s Breeder

New Puppy Series: 6 Things You Need to Know When Picking Your New Puppy’s Breeder Are you thinking about bringing home a new puppy soon? This blog mini-series is for you! In this post, we go over 6 things you should know when picking out your new puppy’s breeder. The brand new puppy in the pictures is Logic, the newest addition to the Zurborg family! #1 – What type of dogs do they breed? Meeting prior dogs in your breeder’s … Read More

New Puppy Series: Top 5 Things to Do When Bringing Home a New Puppy

Top 5 Things to Do When Bringing Home a New Puppy Did you recently bring home a new puppy? This blog mini-series is for you! In this post, we go over the Top 5 things you should do when bringing a new puppy home for the very first time. The brand new puppy in the pictures is Logic, the newest addition to the Zurborg family! #1 – Show Your New Puppy Where to Go Potty Where your new puppy goes … Read More

Dog Flu – Signs, Symptoms, and What to Watch Out For

Dog Flu – Signs, Symptoms, and What to Watch Out For In December 2017, Northern California saw an outbreak of canine influenza, also known as the dog flu. Since December, the virus has spread across the Bay Area, making it’s way to Nevada and parts of Oregon. Southern California luckily hasn’t seen any cases yet, but it’s always good to be prepared. There are two known strains of dog flu in the United States – H3N8 and H3N2. H3N8 is an older … Read More

Meet Hercules, the Latest Wags & Wiggles Rescue!

Meet Hercules, the latest Wags & Wiggles rescue! Hercules is a four year old Spaniel mix. He probably has a little bit of everything mixed in, including Pug, Beagle, and Cavalier. Unfortunately, his prior family could no longer keep him. He has been at our Rancho Santa Margarita facility for a few weeks now and is ready to find his forever home! Hercules is a very sweet, affectionate, loving dog. He is on the small-to-medium side, has a medium amount … Read More

Understanding Dog Body Language

Dogs have a lot to say! Understanding dog body language will help you communicate effectively with your pup. Dogs speak mostly through body language. Learning how to speak “dog” is important because you will be able to recognize when your dog is uncomfortable, scared, or threatened. Dogs rarely bite without multiple warning signs. You will have to train your eye to see quick body movements, as they may appear for a moment and then dissolve into something else. First, understand … Read More

Positive Reinforcement Training: The Wags & Wiggles Approach

Wags and Wiggles offers many positive reinforcement training programs One of these training programs is our Board and Train service! We have 2 week and 4 week training periods where dogs come to stay at Wags and Wiggles. They learn new behaviors, work through problem behaviors, and increase their socialization with both people and other dogs. One recent student to join our Board and Train graduates was a small terrier that we will call Phoebe. Phoebe was recently adopted from … Read More

Puppies Need Positive Reinforcement Puppy Class

Puppies need positive reinforcement in their young lives and this starts in puppy class. Puppies arrive as blank slates but they are learning about you very quickly. Every time something good happens, puppies will want to be attentive to you. Every time something bad happens, puppies will avoid you and tune you out. Puppy Class is critical to teaching your puppy to learn through positive reinforcement. Should I Punish My Puppy? Pet Parents often ask this common question in puppy … Read More

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