Dog Daycare Drains the Swamp

Dog daycare has many benefits for dogs and the humans who live with them. Behaviors that your dog has that you may find annoying are genetically hard-wired into their brain. As early as 2 weeks of age, you can see puppies already wrestling and biting each other as part of their environmental exploration. Dogs who aren’t provided an outlet for their natural desires will start to build up tension. Dog daycare can drain the swamp of pent up energy, bringing harmony back to … Read More

Getting Another Dog After Your Dog’s Best Friend Dies

It’s inevitable: if you own multiple dogs, at some point, one of your dogs will lose his or her friend. Every dog grieves differently. Some dogs no longer find pleasure in daily activities, like eating or going for walks, while other dogs develop separation anxiety. This is when the idea of getting another dog creeps up. It starts with a simple internet search “just to look at photos.” Then you start talking about the idea to your group of friends. … Read More

4 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

It finally feels like summer in beautiful Orange County! Warm weather provides the perfect opportunity to get out and do more with your dog. However, just like humans, dogs can suffer from heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Dogs with double or long coats and brachycephalic breeds like Pugs, Bulldogs, and Shih Tzus are especially at risk for heatstroke. Dogs mainly cool off by panting, and when panting isn’t enough, their internal body temperatures can rise quickly. It’s important … Read More

Why Leaving Your Dog Alone in the Yard is a Bad Idea

Why Leaving Your Dog Alone in the Yard is a Bad Idea Deciding what to do with your dog while you’re at work, running errands, or otherwise out of the house can be a tough choice. Most dog owners have to leave their dogs home alone for periods of the day, and some owners choose to leave their dogs alone in the yard unattended. While this might sound like a good idea, leaving a dog alone in the yard all … Read More

4 Fun, Dog Friendly Things to do in Orange County

The weather has been beautiful lately here in sunny Orange County, making it a perfect time to get out and do more with your dog. Here are some of our favorite dog friendly places to visit and some of our favorite things to do with our pups: 1. Dog Beaches Soak up the sun and take your dog to the beach! Many beaches around here allow dogs year-round, though certain beaches restrict dog access during specific hours throughout the summer … Read More

Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Car – 5 Dos and Don’ts

Warmer, sunny weather means more frequent dog park and dog beach visits and traveling with your dog both around and out of town. Whether you’re just bringing your dog to daycare for the day or going on a long road trip, keeping your dog safe in the car is super important! Here are 5 dos and don’ts for doing just that. 1. DO Give Your Pup Plenty of Breaks Just like humans, canines need plenty of food, water, and potty … Read More

Dog Breed Spotlight: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Dog Breed Spotlight: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavalier King Charles are sweet, loving, and are affectionately called the “love sponges” of dogs! In our daycare environment, you can typically find them playing nicely, napping, or cuddling with our team members. In fact, we often recruit our regular Cavaliers to help out new Waggers during Meet & Greet appointments! Cavalier King Charles are ranked #19 in popularity according to the AKC, making them super popular in the United States. They … Read More

Dog Breed Spotlight: The Vizsla

Dog Breed Spotlight: The Vizsla Vizslas are cute, spunky, and energetic. In our daycare environment, you can usually find them chasing after a ball or loving on our team members! Vizslas are ranked #31 in popularity according to the AKC, making them one of the more popular breeds of dogs. History The ancestors of the modern-day Vizsla were excellent hunters that specialized in finding and retrieving game both in and out of water. These early Vizslas were first bred by … Read More

Dog Breed Spotlight: The Labrador Retriever

Dog Breed Spotlight: The Labrador Retriever Did you know that Labrador Retriever’s are the most popular dog breed in the US? We see many labs here in our daycare every single day! They come in a variety of colors. However, the AKC only recognizes chocolate, yellow, and black. History Labs first originated in Newfoundland, Canada, now known as the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The dog breed gained popularity throughout the 1800s. Labs were first bred to retrieve waterfowl from … Read More

Safe & Healthy Alternatives to Rawhide Chews

Safe & Healthy Alternatives to Rawhide Chews Rawhide chews are a popular choice among pet parents, but we don’t recommend them. While they can satisfy the need to chew, they can also cause stomach irritation and internal blockages. Rawhide chews are made from dried animal skins, typically from the leather industry’s leftover scraps. The majority of rawhide chews are sourced from outside of the United States, and toxic chemicals are frequently used in the manufacturing process. There are plenty of … Read More

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