How to Know You’re a Rescue Dog Badass – Meet Sweetie!

Once you start to rescue dogs, your name gets around, especially if you have been doing it as long as I have. I joined Aussie Rescue SoCal 20 years ago and I am on the board of directors. I evaluate dogs for the Orange County area. The Call It’s never convenient when the call comes in for a rescuer to evaluate a dog. Typically, people tend to let go of their dogs during the summer months or around the holidays. … Read More

Is Your Dog a Target Dog?

It’s pretty hard to spot a target dog just by looking at them. Generally, they are very good dogs! They listen well and want to be right. They often have something sweet or special about them that people are drawn to. Unfortunately, they tend to be consistently bullied by other dogs. What’s a target dog? A target dog is a dog that is routinely picked on or bullied by other dogs. No matter what they do, it seems target dogs … 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

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

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