Category: Dogs

How to Find the Right Dog Groomer

Dog Groomers

Why do dog owners seek out the services of a pet groomer? Well, groomers have both the know-how and the tools to handle things like nail trimming, ear cleaning and teeth cleaning. How does a person find “the right” dog groomer? Like with most things, research helps. Word of Mouth If you know other dog… Read more »

How to Prepare a Dog With Separation Anxiety for a Boarding Facility

Preparing a Dog for a Boarding Facility

“But my dog hates being away from me,” says a typical pet owner. And that’s true for a lot of dogs– they’re so used to their owners that they get anxious whenever they’re not around. If you change their environment, from “home” to a “boarding facility,” that, too, can cause a dog to be anxious… Read more »

Things to Know Before Sending Your Dog to a Pet Resort Vacation

Dogs at a Pet Resort Vacation

What are some key things to think about before you send your dog to a pet resort vacation at a place like Tailwaggers Country Inn?  Limited or Full Service Some resorts have limited service while others are “full service, all inclusive,” like Tailwaggers. What does that mean? Well, full service, all inclusive means everything is… Read more »

Taking Your Dog to a Professional Groomer Versus Trying to Do It Yourself

Professional Dog Groomers

“What happened to your dog?” These are words you never want to hear about your precious pet. Yet those words have been said before, when asking about the way a dog looks after a well-meaning dog owner decided to groom him or her in their own “do-it-yourself” way… What are some of the advantages of… Read more »

Here’s Why Your Dog Loves Going to Daycare

Dogs at Daycare

Put yourself in your dog’s shoes for a minute. Wait, dogs don’t wear shoes. Okay, then imagine you are your dog, paws and all. You live a decent, comfortable life at home with your beloved owners. But they must go to work Monday through Friday, and when they’re gone you miss them so much. Being… Read more »

Questions to Ask a Dog Boarding Establishment

Dog Boarding Establishment

Tailwaggers Country Inn prides itself as “your pet’s vacation destination.” We offer a low-cost, straight-forward dog resort where your dog enjoys plenty of amenities all included in the price, so you don’t have to worry about any extra charges, like most other dog boarding establishments do, indeed, charge. So that begs the question… what are… Read more »

Here’s Why Dogs Should Have Their Ears Professionally Cleaned Out

Why should you have your dog’s ears cleaned out on a regular basis? Well, if you don’t, bad things can happen… Increase Risk for Ear Infections A dog’s ear canals are quite susceptible to ear infections due to the way they plunge downward and then horizontally from the ear opening. If debris or water gets… Read more »

Reasons to Find Time to Cuddle With Your Dog

Cuddling With Dogs

To cuddle is to hold close in one’s arms as a way of showing love or affection. A cuddle is essentially a prolonged and affectionate hug. People enjoy cuddling. Most dogs do, too. Why do dogs love to cuddle? Warmth If you were to look at puppies as an observer, you might notice they’ll cuddle… Read more »

Tips for Making Your Pet Feel Loved When You’re Out of Town

Preparing Your Dog for Time Away

If you’re a dog owner and you have to go away from home for some time, you often feel guilty leaving your pet behind. Sometimes your dog stays put, in your home, and neighbors, friends or relatives come check on him or her daily. Other times you take your dog to a place like Tailwaggers… Read more »

Why Dogs Need Playtime

Dogs and Playtime

Dogs are a lot like humans, aren’t they? Just like humans, dogs need playtime. Of course, playtime for dogs is a bit different than playtime for kids and adults, but, never-the-less, a chance to engage in activities for enjoyment and recreation rather than for a serious or practical purpose is vitally important. If you want… Read more »