Posts Categorized: Dog Fun

The Year of the Dog

There is going to be a lot of excitement at the ‘Barn in February! Why? Because the Year of the Dog begins! Sure, it’s not typically an American tradition, but we are up for any kind of celebration at Holiday Barn! Are you familiar with the Chinese Zodiac and the Year of the Dog? Allow… Read more »

Doggie Play Dates!

Do you sometimes feel a bit anxious in a crowd of people? Is your idea of a good time an evening shared with one or two close friends, rather than in a large group at a party? There are a lot of people like that. Truth is, there are some dogs like that too. Either… Read more »

Pawternity Leave

Did you see the article in USA Today about the brewery that gives 1 week paid Puppy Parental leave, aka “Pawternity” leave, when an employee brings home a puppy or a new rescue? Aptly named, BrewDog, is opening a new brewery in Ohio later this year and will be the first company in the US… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Pet for Emergencies

I’ll never forget watching the scenes from Hurricane Katrina many years back. During the evacuation, families were forced to leave their pets behind because they were not allowed in the busses or shelters. People were rescued from rooftops of flooded homes desperately clinging to their pets, but Emergency Officials were not permitted to take the… Read more »

Living Naturally

I was out walking near a lake the other day and a couple was there with their Irish Setter and Poodle. The two dogs were happily running through the edge of the water, then high upon the bank, and then running as hard as they could towards the water, jumping in… Then chasing each other…. Read more »