Positive Reinforcement Tools In Dog Daycare

Here is the Wags & Wiggles Guide to the positive reinforcement tools we use in our dog daycare play areas. Most dogs need help adjusting to a new environment like dog daycare.  The lack of socialization for dogs in the last year is becoming evident as people are starting to go back to work and need to find a place where their dogs can be happy.  Wags & Wiggles uses various positive reinforcement tools in our dog daycare to help … 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

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

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

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