News & Tips from Waggin’ Tails Ranch

April is Active Dog Month

April is Active Dog Month

With longer and warmer days, it's time to get outside with our furry friends! Embrace the outdoors with your dog by trying new activities, such as discovering a different neighborhood or hiking trail, teaching a fresh trick in the open air, playing hide and seek, or...

Using Play in Your Training

Using Play in Your Training

Incorporating play into dog training is not just a 'nice-to-have', it's a must-have. It makes learning more enjoyable for your dog, strengthens your bond, and contributes to their overall well-being. Remember, the goal is to create a positive and enriching environment...

Management Magic!

Management Magic!

Okay, it’s not actually magic. But management is an important tool when living with dogs. Management involves setting up the environment to prevent undesirable behaviors or to reduce emotional reactions. Careful management eliminates the need to constantly scold your...

Road Trip!

Road Trip!

With summer finally here, many of us are excited to hit the road for a much needed get away. Taking your dog along can be fun and with some preparation they can enjoy the trip with you.  While you’re packing up the car, don’t forget pet necessities. Take photos...

Is it Separation Anxiety, or Something Else?

Is it Separation Anxiety, or Something Else?

You’ve probably heard that dogs who follow you around the house, are overly excited when you come home, howl, bark, destroy things and soil the house when you’re gone have separation anxiety. Well, not necessarily. Lots of dogs follow their people around because they...

Separation Anxiety Myths

Separation Anxiety Myths

If you have a dog with separation anxiety, you’ve probably heard and read suggestions on how to fix it. While most advice is well intentioned, there are several common myths about treating separation anxiety that aren’t likely to resolve the issue and may make things...

Take A Sniffari

Take A Sniffari

Imagine you’re walking down a path at a beautiful park. There are flowers of every color, sunlight filtering through the green leaves on the trees, and grasses swaying in the breeze. The colors and textures are a feast for your eyes. Now imagine the same park from...