27 Oct

Excitedness Mitigation or How to Train Impulse Control?

Last week, we got a call from a pet parent who was working from home and wanted to bring her dog in for doggie day care and some à la carte K9 Enrichment.   During K9 Enrichment she wanted us to focus on “excitedness mitigation.” It took us a minute to translate “excitedness mitigation” into “impulse […]


21 Oct

Doggie Day Care Means Less Doggie Fears

We’ve preached for some time now that doggie care – be that “traditional” doggie day care involving group play or K9 Enrichment (what some might refer to as doggie day care 2.0) – is as important for a dog’s mental state as it is for their physical state. A study of almost 14,000 dogs in […]


3 Oct

FAQs About K9 Enrichment

Hi, this is Mackenzie, Pet Camp’s K9 Enrichment Coordinator again.  In my last blog I introduced our K9 Enrichment program. Now that you know what it is, some of you may have specific questions. Here are some common FAQs that I’ve heard lately that will hopefully provide you with some answers! Will my dog still […]


1 Oct

What is the K9 Enrichment Program and Who Can Join?

The following is a guest blog by Mackenzie Moran, Pet Camp’s Canine Enrichment Coordinator. She came to Pet Camp in November 2019 from a small dog walking, training, and overnight care company in San Francisco. During her 5 years there she ran off-leash outings that involved everything from basic commands and play manners to building […]


24 Sep

The Worst Thing About Working at Pet Camp

This is a guest blog by Michelle Barrera. I almost never editorialize on blogs written by the Counselors, but this blog is amazing. It is both uplifting and sad, and, if I may, very much worth the few minutes it will take you to read it. Mark. This week I had the pleasure of meeting […]


22 Sep

The Cat Adoption Experience During Covid-19

This is guest blog by Michelle Barrera. This past weekend I went down to my local East Bay animal shelter to meet some adoptable kittens. Although I already share my home and life with my best friend Magoo (who is a wonderful companion), I’ve been missing a feline presence in my house and figure it’s […]


8 Sep

Cat Safari: What’s In a Name?

I was reading a post on Smart Pet Parent (one of my new go to places for information on both being a pet parent and being in the pet care businesses) called “Cat Kennel, Cat Hotel, or Cat Resort: How Are These Pet Facilities Different?.” I’ve never liked the word “kennel” as it brings up […]