COVID-19 Updates

June 2, 2020 Current Modified Hours Monday Through Friday 7am – 7pm Saturday and Sunday 8am – 5pm, Late Night Pickup 5pm – 7pm Overnight Boarding and Board and Train available 7 days a week. All departments are fully staffed except for our overnight attendant. Once demand increases for boarding, the overnight staff will be brought back. Dogs are being monitored overnight via non-public webcams until staff are brought back. May 14, 2020 This announcement is for GROUP TRAINING CLASSES.  … Read More

How To AVOID Quarantine Puppy Syndrome

I have been hearing from our clients at Wags & Wiggles, who are worried about the Quarantine Puppy Socialization Syndrome. This Syndrome happens when a puppy isn’t socialized to things that the puppy will meet once Quarantine is over. Some puppies were pre-planned, and some clients decided to get a puppy because the coronavirus forced them to stay home. I even have clients that just finally got their unsocialized dogs used to daycare and making friends, and now coronavirus has … Read More

Pandemic Puppy Behavior Rehab

Every dog that comes to Wags and Wiggles has a story to tell, including one pandemic puppy named Rocket that needed intense behavior rehab. Some pandemic puppies are blessed to have found a loving home from the start. The lucky puppies are provided the leadership, structure, management, and socialization that they need to help guide them into being a well-rounded dog. Some aren’t so lucky. We are proud to play a small part in helping pandemic puppies and their owners … Read More

Free 5 Week Heeling Challenge: Week 2 Run To Heel

5 Week Heeling Challenge In the next few weeks, we will be launching a new course through the online classroom for competition obedience and rally obedience.  In advance, Wags & Wiggles is offering a 5-week free challenge to work on heeling.   You are encouraged to ask questions and submit links to youtube videos for feedback below or in the Free Canine Enrichment Facebook Group.  Show us your progress. These exercises are simple enough for the beginner trainer and valuable enough … Read More

Free 5 Week Heeling Challenge: Week 1 Rotation

5 Week Heeling Challenge In the next few weeks, we will be launching a new course through the online classroom for competition obedience and rally obedience.  In advance, Wags & Wiggles is offering a 5-week free challenge to work on heeling.  Each week we will release the next set of exercises. You are encouraged to ask questions and submit links to youtube videos for feedback below or in the Free Canine Enrichment Facebook Group.  Show us your progress. Exercise #1 … Read More

America’s Obsession With Dogs

    Each year Americans develop an obsession over something. Whether it be Barbi or Legos (I know dating myself here), something sparks a high level of interest in our country. 2020 won’t just be the year we remember when COVID started. This year America’s obsession with dogs has deepened. I have had countless clients and friends contacting me about breeder referrals, rescue referrals, and counseling on what type of dog they should get. 50% of these people have never … Read More

Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Do you worry about leaving your dog home alone because you feel guilty, get all mushy for those big sad eyes, or worried about the condition of your home once you return?  Separation anxiety in dogs can tear at your heartstrings but it has many solutions. Most dogs can be left home alone during the day and lead happy lives. There is a small population of dogs that can be destructive, house soil or be miserable. However, these are not … Read More

Is Your Dog Ready For Face Masks?

In this world of corona virus, there will be a new normal for your dog who will see people everywhere wearing face masks and gloves.  Is your dog ready for a world with face masks? Humans will look dramatically different outside. With this change happening so suddenly it can really spook your dog when they go for walks or when people come over to the house. Logically, you will understand that a face mask doesn’t turn people into monsters.  Dog’ … Read More

Wags Owner Qualifies for World Team Agility Tryouts!

You may know Laurie Zurborg, owner of Wags and Wiggles, as the dog nanny that created Disneyland for your dog. She also has a passion for the sport of Dog Agility! Laurie has represented the USA on World Agility Team twice before, traveling to Italy and Netherlands. Laurie started training her first Agility dog in 1995. Dog Agility has changed a lot in that time — it is even being considered for the Olympics. Her first Agility dog, Foster, an Australian Shepherd/Springer … Read More

Meet Journey, the Latest Wags & Wiggles Rescue!

Wags & Wiggles has a new rescue up for adoption! Journey is a beautiful tri-colored, female purebred Australian Shepherd. She is a spunky 1-year-old rescue that is still discovering the world. This sweet girl was originally owned by a college student who adored her, but just did not have time for her. She is currently enrolled in our Board & Train program at our Tustin facility. We hope to have a new forever home lined up by the time she … Read More

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