Cutest Pet Costumes for this Halloween

October 23, 2013 | Cutest Pets, Halloween, Things To Do

There are only a few days left until Halloween, which means you’re running out of time to figure out the cutest costume ever for your furry buddy!  Check out these adorable pictures to get some inspiration:

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We can’t wait to see all of your Halloween pics – so make sure to send them to!


10 Common Dog Training Mistakes

October 15, 2013 | Dog Training, Good Reads, Helpful Tips

When you get a puppy or add a new dog to your family, one of the first things most people think about is training.  When our pup joined our family he was just a little 3 month old guy, so we had lots and lots of training to do.  We worked on everything from potty-training to sit, stay, roll over, fetch… you know… all of the basics.  As time passed, he learned lots of new things and we gradually stopped our constant training.  This is generally the case with most dog owners – they master the basics and then just kind of stop.  But like people, dogs love to learn.  Here is a great article to help you work through training with your pooch, and common mistakes that people make during the process.  These top 10 mistakes are pretty easy to correct and will really help your pup be the best he or she can be!

Check out the full article from Modern Dog Magazine here:

Your Dog’s Brain

October 10, 2013 | Good Reads

Dogs are peopleCheck out this great article featured in the New York Times about a few dog-loving scientists who have trained dogs to go in an M.R.I. scanner – awake and unrestrained – to help us better understand what’s dogs think.

Not only is their research pretty interesting, but they also bring up some neat points.  If dogs DO have the ability to experience positive emotion, like love and attachment, (which their research suggests is true), that would mean dogs have a level of sentience comparable to that of a child.

Legally, dogs are considered property – or an object that can be disposed of as long as reasonable care is taken to minimize their suffering.  That classification seems terribly wrong.  This great research helps demonstrate what most dog owners already know – that dogs are capable of love.  We should work together to ensure that every dog has a loving family and is cared for properly.

Curious Pet of the Month

October 9, 2013 | Curious Pet of the Month

TuckerMeet Tucker

Meet Tucker – he’s a silly, fluffy ball of energy!  Tucker is always on the go and ready to take on the world.  He loves to smell everything he can find – mailboxes, recycling bins, trees, flowers, bushes – and he is incredibly curious.  Once he has met you and knows you’re cool, he won’t be stingy with his kisses.  This sweet puppy is still growing into his big paws and all of his fluffiness, which makes him even more adorable.  It’s hard not to want to pet him all day long!

Bark-Friendly October Events

October 8, 2013 | Events, Things To Do

October is full of fun events for you and your pup – so make sure to mark your calendar now!

  • October 10 – Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park.  Head over to the dog park from 4pm until sunset for some live music by Whiskey Diablo and some cold beverages. See more info.
  • October 13 – Smart Puppy Class at the Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park.  Register in advance for this 7 week training class for your little pup to learn vital puppy skills so they can become an
  • October 13 – Real Life Basics Dog Training at the Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park.  Register in advance to help your 20 weeks or older dog learn useful real life skills.  The 7 week training class equips owners with useful skills and a deeper understanding of how their canine pals learn.
  • October 17 – Pups, Yups and Food Trucks at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park.  Swing by the meadow from 5pm until sunset to enjoy the live music, beverages and food trucks!
  • October 19 – Dogtoberfest at the Village Green in Kiawah.  Enjoy live music, wine tasting, pet vendors, a Doggie Halloween Costume Contest and more from 1-5pm.  See more details here.

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