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Teaching Sit – A Dog Training Basic

Dog Training basics – Teaching Sit Consistently Teaching Sit If you have a new dog or a new puppy chances are you are into dog training basics – teaching sit. Regardless of its prior home or age, optimizing the reliability of the dog sitting when you ask or when you stop walking or when you…

The Way You Greet Your Pet Counts

Proper Pet Greeting One of the joys pet lovers share are the greetings and endearments they bestow on pets. The purpose is clear, to show how much they love a pet. Okay pet lover, do you greet your dog by patting your hand on top of his head? Do you shake hand-to-paw? Do you give…

A Day At The Pet Resort

What Happens During A Day At The Pet Resort?   My family knows there are times when I would feel better and they would too if I were checked into my favorite Pet Care Center. I just want to show you what a day at the pet resort is really like. Especially if you’ve got…

Is Your Dog Stressed?

Is your dog stressed? Just like people, dogs experience stress in their everyday lives. Just like people, it’s how you handle the stress that makes the difference. Going to the groomers or getting a training lesson are regular rather than foreign routines. Initially these outings can be considered foreign and cause some anxiety so how…

Daycare Games 2018

The Daycare Games Sponsored by The Dog Gurus As the 2018 Winter Olympics are ending,  the Daycare Games 2918 begin. The Daycare Games is an annual competition of off-leash dog play attendants and pet care centers.  It’s like the Olympics… but with dogs! Evey year our daycare staff tests their skills and procedures used to…

3 EZ Ways To Help A New Dog Settle In

Settling Into A New Home Congratulations on acquiring a new puppy or adult dog! How do you help a new dog settle in? Laurel Saville, UW-AAB of Rag Tag Dog Training in Vashon, WA has both experience and know how. Here are her 3 E-z ways to help a new dog settle in. “After years…

The Wind and the Tracking Test

Once the date of a tracking test has been set, it will be held regardless of the weather. This little tale is about the wind and the tracking test. For a dog lover, there’s nothing better than seeing a dog working happily using their instincts and abilities.  Such are the dogs who are trained to…

Golden Years for Older Dogs

 Golden Years For Older Dogs.   Do you have an older dog? They may have earned the right to nap all day but is that all there is for them? Even dogs with health issues that may limit their activities deserve to enjoy their golden years. Is there any thing that can be done so…

Day Care Note

Today was your dog’s first day in Day Care! Today your pet enjoyed meeting and playing with new friends.  We mix sessions of vigorous games and outdoor activities alternately with indoor air-conditioned areas for restful activities. Our groups are small and well monitored.  Water is always available and noon time is a rest/nap time for…