Monthly Archives: September 2012

Helping Pets in Need During the Holidays

The upcoming holiday season finds many of us donating time and money to charitable causes. Holiday Barn begins our Fall Pet Food Drive in October. In December we collect new and gently used pet toys, collars, leads, blankets and towels for local animal shelters. It’s a wonderful time of the year when generosity abounds and… Read more »

The Purpose and Benefits of Using the Prong Collar

Author: Melanie Benware, Trainer, Glen Allen Of all the tools used in dog training, perhaps none is more widely misunderstood and maligned than the prong collar (also known as the pinch collar). Many well meaning but misinformed people assume that judging by it’s looks, the prong collar is a barbaric device intended to “stab” a… Read more »


Author: Melanie Benware, Trainer, Glen Allen A well-behaved, trained dog is a pleasure to own because he can go virtually anywhere without being a risk or a nuisance to others. Who doesn’t want a dog who exhibits appropriate behavior in a crowd, good manners when we have guests in our home, and doesn’t threaten other… Read more »