What are you teaching your dog?

Ours are the two on the left. Looking at this picture, it may surprise you that we are teaching manners around other dogs. We have been training using distance as our friend. Some of the parks and trails in Forsyth County can bring our dogs up close and personal with others pretty quickly. We prefer Read More …

The Dangers of Retractable Leashes

Retractable dog leashes are huge nowadays among dog owners. Many people like them because it gives their dog that extra bit of freedom to walk around and not be so confined or stuck at their owner’s side. While this sounds good to some people, the dangers far outweigh this selling point when it comes to Read More …

Know Your Dog: Border Collie

So far, we’ve learned about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Labrador Retriever. Now it’s time to learn about another awesome dog; the Border Collie! The Border Collie, perhaps better known as the Sheep Dog, was developed in the hills of Britain to herd and control sheep. Various Celtic clans bred their own varieties Read More …

Puppy Diseases and Vaccines

Ever heard the word Zoonotic before? If a disease is Zoonotic it means that it can spread to humans. Some examples of zoonotic diseases are Hookworm, Roundworm, Rabies, Ringworm, and Leptospirosis. **If your dog likes to swim or play in water, I would recommend asking your vet about the Leptospirosis vaccine. Vaccines provide immunity against Read More …

Dogs With Allergies

Although the weather can’t seem to make up its mind, spring is on the way. With the blossoming flowers and pretty colors comes something not so nice – seasonal allergies. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from seasonal allergies as well. While reaching into the medicine cabinet and taking allergy medication is a simple, convenient Read More …

Molly’s Diary – Week 9

How did this happen? Molly is already 6 months old! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind with the holidays, vet check ups, and trying to keep Molly entertained while limiting her physical exercise as her leg has been healing. Although Molly’s surgeon was satisfied that her bones had healed well and her leg was Read More …

Common Myths About Dogs

We’ve all heard myths about dogs–from them being color blind to old dogs being unable to learn new tricks. A lot of the myths we know about dogs are simply untrue. Here are a few doggie myths debunked. “It is okay to give my dog table scraps.” While your trash can will fill up less Read More …

Molly’s Diary – Week 8

Anybody interested in what Molly has been up to lately? Well you already know about her accident which resulted in a broken leg. At her check up with Dr. Rob, he took an x-ray and was concerned that Molly’s bones had started to separate. On his recommendation, we scheduled an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon Read More …

Local Dog Parks

Now that the weather is (slowly) cooling down, there’s more time for you to get out and take your dog for a walk. While you’re out and about, check out some of these local dog parks so your dog can exercise and socialize with other pooches! Fowler Park (Cumming) – Open daily from 8AM until Read More …

Know Your Dog: Labrador Retriever

When our last newsletter came out, we decided to highlight the lovable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This time around, though, we thought we’d take a closer look at the Labrador Retriever. The Lab, hailing all the way from Newfoundland, belongs to the sporting group of dogs. Family-friendly, gentle, and intelligent, these dogs are very versatile. Read More …