Pet Calendar ~ Assistance Dog Week

The week of August 2-8, 2020 is marked as International Assistance Dog Week. (read more below) What is International Assistance Dog Week? It is a week created to recognize all of the “devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations.” Because assistance dogs can transform the lives of their human partners who deal

Ask The Dog Trainer: How To Cope With Long Car Ride Home

We received a message from K. Carpenter who was adopting a puppy from a shelter and was concerned about the idea that her first day with him would be spent mostly in a car, traveling from the shelter to her new home. K. Carpenter wrote: I’ve read Training the Best Dog Ever in preparation for

Pet Calendar: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Pet Calendar: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day – October 09, 2019  According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 58 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight. Just as additional weight negatively impacts the health of humans, so too does it impact our beloved pets. An

Pet Calendar: Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Pet Calendar: Deaf Dog Awareness Week ~ Living With A Deaf Dog September 24 to October 1, 2019 is Deaf Dog Awareness Week and we reached out to deaf dog owners and lovers and experts in the pet community — Bernard Lima-Chavez and Christina Lee. They shared some of their favorite Deaf Dog posts with