Pet Lovers

WHY DOES MY DOG EAT GRASS?

Eating grass is another one of those topics whose conclusion as to “why” is generally left to popular opinion. Occasional grass eating is a very common behavior in dogs and generally nothing to worry about. There are many theories as to why dogs eat grass. Let’s look at some of the most recognized reasons: Heave…ho….. Read more »

WHY DOES MY DOG COCK HIS HEAD?

It’s the cutest thing ever… You talk to your dog and he/she cocks her head to one side…and your heart just melts. Some of our Holiday Barn guests are known for their head tilts… “Oh, that Jinx has the CUTEST little head tilts!! Quick…grab the camera… let’s see if we can make her do it… Read more »

BOARD & TRAIN

By Melanie Benware, Training Coordinator/Consultant for Holiday Barn Pet Resorts This is Part Three of our series following the training progression of star pupil, Slash! Read how Slash begins the transformation into his owner’s dream dog in Part One, Creating your Dream Dog, and in Part Two, What a Difference a Week Makes. Slash is… Read more »

CREATING YOUR DREAM DOG

The Panic Call I received a call yesterday from a mother of four with an 8 month old Lab/Border Collie mix. They adopted him in March and the first thing she said to me when I introduce myself over the telephone is “HELP, he is a nightmare!!” Michelle explained to me that Slash is jumping… Read more »

GROOMING SAFETY

Knowing your dog is safe while at the Grooming Salon is at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts these days. Let us put your mind at ease by explaining the bathing and drying procedures that make your dog’s spa date at Holiday Barn a safe and healthy event. From the moment your dog comes into our… Read more »

LEASH REACTIVITY

By Melanie Benware, Holiday Barn Training Coordinator/Consultant An increasing problem Trainers all over the country are seeing an increase in leash reactivity with dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages. Leash reactivity, as I define it, is a dog that when put on the leash feels threatened or defensive when it sees other dogs and… Read more »

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY!

Today is Chocolate chip cookie day! While you’re celebrating with a fresh, delicious cookie there will be two sad eyes staring up at you….pleading… hoping… that MAYBE…just MAYBE you’ll give him a bite…or even drop some crumbs! Unfortunately, chocolate is not good for dogs! Dogs love the smell, but it is actually very toxic for… Read more »