Chewing is a Common Problem

At some point every dog owner returns home to the unexpected mangled item on the floor.  If you google destructive puppies or dogs there is enough evidence to indicate that chewing is a common problem that almost every owner deals with.  Some dog breeds are more prone to chew that other dog breeds.  The top [...]

Teach Your Dog Not to Chew

Let’s look at some techniques that will help guide you as you teach your dog not to chew. First, let’s get into the right mind set.  It is important to think about rewarding your pet for their good behavior instead of punishing them when they chew.  Just as you would child proof your home for [...]

Crate Training – A Safe Haven For Your Dog

Why might my dog need to be confined or crate trained? Dogs are highly social animals that make wonderful pets. They can be effective as watchdogs, are excellent companions for play and exercise, and are sources of affection and comfort. However, with the lifestyle and schedule of the majority of families, dogs must learn to spend [...]

Holiday Hazards for Your Dog 2016

The holidays are a fun time for your dog filled with new smells, sights and sounds. Due to the busy nature of the holidays, owners can be easily distracted and over look potential dangers to your best friend. Many symbols of the holidays we bring into our homes pose a danger but that doesn’t mean [...]

Christopher’s Story

The Incredible Bond with Our Very Special Service Dog The incredible bond that we have with Christopher, our very special service dog all started when my husband Howard returned from his service in the Army.  Howard joined the Army just out of high school and he could not be any happier serving our country.  He [...]

For the Love of a Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is a good dog for an active family! They require moderate daily exercise and make great running companions.  The Dalmatian excels at traditional obedience, agility, tracking and road trails and finds great enjoyment in demonstrating their great endurance and speed.  Our GVH client, Laura Levengood, loves Dalmatians!!  Here is what she wrote about [...]

Summer Safety

Summer is a wonderful time of warm weather, great food, and fun activities. While the activities may be safe for you, they may not be for your dog. However, with some simple summer safety tips you and your dog can make many great summer memories that last a lifetime. Pool Safety: Pools are a great way [...]

National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th! Did you know that nearly 500,000 pets are involved in a house fire each year? With about 1,000 of them started by homeowners pets! This is a day to spread awareness about not only how to keep your pet(s) safe during a house fire, but also how your [...]

Top 4 Questions about Leptospirosis

“I don’t take my dog in the woods - he only goes in my backyard. He barely even goes outside.” Many pet parents think that if my dog only goes outside briefly - he can’t possibly get these diseases.  But the reality is that your furry family member can easily contract bacteria, viruses, parasites, and [...]

Bulldogs are Beautiful

Thinking about getting a Bulldog? You won’t regret it!!  As if their adorable face is not enough to make you fall in love, Bulldogs have an amazing temperament and incredible personality.  They are full of energy one minute and then will turn around and lay down for hours on end. Ever since I was little, [...]

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