10 Ways Having A Dog Prepared Me For College (Guest Blog)

For anyone thinking about going to college, or for anyone already there, there are so many lessons to learn. In this week’s guest blog, Johanna shares all the ways growing up with dogs helped prepare her for college and other life lessons she learned from growing up with dogs and siblings. 1. The Power of…

April 23, 2019

Are rescue groups putting your pet and wildlife at risk?

Two years ago we wrote a blog about a rescue group that had brought some dogs to Los Angeles from Asia and exposed 35 dogs to the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV).  We, of course, noted the noble intent of the rescue group but pointed out the need to take steps to protect other pets.  Recently…

April 18, 2019

Skunks & Your Dog: When It Happens Be Ready!

It’s springtime in San Francisco.  Time for walking your dog in the early morning sun and the dim evening light. It’s a great time of year – mostly post rain and still pre-fog.  Sadly, you and your dog might not be the only ones out for a stroll.  While skunks are nocturnal (they tend to…

April 16, 2019

Dogs Bark: How to get over that and teach the “quiet command”

Yup, it’s true: dogs bark (except for those Basenjis who are sold to unsuspecting pet parents as “barkless dogs” who then realize that instead of barking Basenjis scream). What did we expect?   We’ve bred dogs to bark for thousands of years and now we get upset when a dog does its “job” and barks…

April 11, 2019