• Jeff Shell, DVM

Does Your Dog Need Friends?

It is not uncommon to hear stories about dogs, chewing up pieces of furniture or kids' toys, digging holes in the yard, jumping over fences, acting aggressively toward other dogs, or generally acting unruly. While some may think these dogs are disobedient, there is often a reason for these behaviors, such as inadequate attention, training, or exercise. We all have busy lives, and we sometimes don't have the time, energy, or knowledge to help our dogs stay active and mentally stimulated.

We can help. We have animal behaviorists who do so much more than simple dog training. The behaviorists are available for consultations about specific behavior problems, puppy training, and can teach you the tools you need to help make a happier calmer dog.

We also have Playcare. This is immensely helpful for dogs that need exercise, mental stimulation, and socialization with other dogs. Several days a week, you can drop your dog off in the morning, let him run and play to his heart's content, and pick up a tired fulfilled pet. During Playcare, the behaviorists can also work on some specific behavioral issues such as proper manners when meeting other dogs or even walking calmly on a leash.

If you would like more information about behavioral training or Playcare, give us a call, come by, or check our website link.