Group Play is NOT for every Dog

The other week we got a scathing 1-star Google review. The review blasted us for poor customer service, poor communication (internally and externally), and for not letting their puppy participate in our Back Country group play and “forcing” them to enroll in our Canine Enrichment Program (K9E). Normally we simply thank an unhappy customer for…

October 28, 2021

Dog-to-Dog Greetings: It’s OK to Say NO

Why should we sometimes avoid our dog greeting other dogs? Perhaps you have this image of your dog strolling down San Francisco’s 24th Street on a bright Saturday morning politely greeting every other dog you see, all while you sip your mocha-infused organic coffee with almond milk from almonds grown with gray water from a…

October 20, 2021

Are we becoming feral?

We’ve all heard about feral cats, but I recently heard someone say that we humans were becoming feral. Here’s what she meant. We were discussing some recent interactions the counselors have had with clients in the lobby or over the phone during which, for lack of a better term, the client lost it. I’m not…

October 6, 2021

Small Dogs are Still Dogs

As most of you know, I don’t have much non-Pet Camp experience with small dogs. My current dogs, Marmalade and Talise, weigh in at a mere 165 pounds and a petite 115 pounds. Most people know that both my dogs are “dogs” and respect (some might actually fear) them for that “dogness.” But what about…

September 29, 2021