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  • Keeping Your Dog Cool This Summer

      Get a Head StartWalking your dog earlier or later in the day is not only a great way to avoid the heat of the day, but it also gives them a chance to work out some of that excess energy early on and help them sleep through the mid-day heat. Protect the Paws While on your walk, try to find grassier areas and trails. Asphalt and sidewalks may be too hot for your dog’s paws, especially on a hot, sunny day. When going on a walk also remember to bring extra water on your walks for both you and...

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  • Keeping Your Dog Safe & Happy During Fireworks Season

    Keep Them Inside We all know that fireworks season is a stressful time for dogs. Keeping them inside will not only insulate them from the scary sounds, but also make sure that they cannot run away. It also helps to try and drown out the noise. Leave some music or a TV on throughout the night, especially if you plan on leaving the house.  Update Their Tags Accidents can happen, and you will want to make sure that your dog has the right information in case they escape. Take a minute this week to make sure your dog’s tags are up...

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  • Traveling Tips For You and Your Dog

    1. Know the Rules While it has never been easier to travel with your dog, the rules for traveling with pets can vary between different hotels, airlines, and other destinations. Remember to double check the pet policies before you leave to prevent a future headache. 2. Papers, Please! Not only should you remember to bring your dog’s leash and collar with their ID tag, but it is also a good idea to have their recent vaccinations or health records handy. You never know when they might be needed! 3. Take a Test Drive It is very important to make sure...

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  • Summertime Activities For You & Your Dog

    The weather is warming up, and now is the time to get out with your pup! 1. Make a Splash There’s no better way to cool off on a hot summer day than some fun in the water! Try searching your area for local dog friendly beaches or lakes. If you’re not up for a trip you can always set up a kiddie pool or sprinkler in your yard for some doggy summertime fun. 2. Hit the Road Your dog works hard all year round, they need a vacation too! Summer is the perfect opportunity to take your dog to...

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  • Lucky's Quick Tips #7

    1. Keep Changing It Up Try not to get into a set routine when it comes to giving out treats. Your dog will pick up on when you do and do not have them, and may not listen as well. 2. Kick Bad Habits Immediately If you've noticed any new bad habits from your dog, try to work on correcting them immediately. The longer they are allowed to do any unwanted behaviors, the harder it will be to make them stop. 3. Celebrate Their Victories Positive reinforcement is by far the best tool for training your dog. Try making it...

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  • Lucky's Quick Tips #6

    1. Keep Them Close When you are at the house, try to have your dog near you as much as possible. Not only will this prevent them from getting into trouble, but it helps them become used to staying by your side when you go out together. 2. Stay Local If you are looking into signing your dog up for a class, try to look as close to home as possible. This will help keep your dog in a comfortable, familiar place. 3. Break Out The Good Stuff It's best to use a special treat when you're specifically training your dog, and...

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