Boom! Fireworks and Fido

It’s that time of year when fireworks and thunderstorms send many dogs cowering in fear or bolting for the hills.  Here are some tips to make this noisy summer season easier on our pups. Keep your dog at home.  Your pup does not want to attend the local fireworks festivities.  Trust us. Leashes and collars… Read more »

Your Dog-Friendly Yard

The sun is shining, the grass is growing, and the garden centers are open. It’s glorious! I’m spending lots of time outside with my dogs and coming up with plenty of projects to do. My yard goals usually are pretty basic: repair and re-seed my dogs’ excavation sites, set aside some level ground to play… Read more »

Puppy pandemic socialization

Raising a confident and happy dog starts with proper puppy socialization. Socialization is the process of helping your puppy form positive associations with new sights, sounds and experiences.  How can we possibly accomplish socialization during a pandemic while following stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines?  We just need to get creative.  We’ve outlined… Read more »

Toy Time! Keep Your Pup Entertained With Our Top Picks

Got cabin fever? Interactive toys are the cure! These toys are terrific for keeping your dog entertained during holiday festivities and for providing physical and mental exercise, which leads to a happier and calmer dog.  TipTopTails instructor Holly O’Brien, CPDT-KA, CDBC talked about the benefits of interactive toys with Alexis Berdine from WWMT Newschannel 3. … Read more »

Thanksgiving survival guide

Turkey Day is here, and you’ve got a lot on your plate (literally).  Here are some tips for getting through the feast day with Fido. Exercise.  Make sure your pup has a long walk or some fetch time in the yard before guests are scheduled to arrive.  A tired dog is a good dog.  After… Read more »