The Ultimate Dog Gifting Guide

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A gift for someone who has everything?Our ultimate guide to dog giftingAre you searching for the perfect dog gifting guide? Look no further, because we’ve got the most paw-some tips that will leave your friends and family barking with joy! From the cutest dog accessories to the most drool-worthy treats, this list has it all…or does it?Hold on to your leashes, because this guide comes with a twist! We’re going to show you why a dog is a lifetime commitment, not just a fluffy surprise to be wrapped in a bow. Let’s explore the truth behind gifting a dog and … Read More

How Dogs Help You Live A Healthier Life

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We are constantly being sold a healthier life; gym membership, supplements, miracle diets. Do this, do that and you’ll look like this and feel like that. At PAWS Dog Daycare, we know firsthand how dogs make life instantly better. Here are some of our favorite dog-owning benefits! ExerciseDogs need exercise to stay calm and happy. If one of your goals is to exercise more, it’s a lot easier to stick with it if you’re exercising your dog while you’re at it! Daily walks or runs, agility training, fetch—commit to daily activity for Rover and find yourself benefiting, too. Exercising daily … Read More

Should You Gift a Pet for the Holidays?

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Holiday season is fast approaching (okay, it’s already here) and it’s time to start thinking about gifts.  And with the adorable faces of a precious puppy or cute kitten, or the pleading eyes of a desperate rescue dog, it can be tempting to gift your family a pet for the holidays.  But is gifting a pet ever a good idea?  We at Paws Dogs Daycare would like to share some things to think about before making that decision. Who is it for?Are you considering a pet for your own family, or someone else?  A pet may be an okay decision … Read More

Crating your dog: jail time or sanctuary?

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Many dog owners are under the impression that kenneling their dog is a form of punishment or keeps them stir crazy.  Not at all!  When introduced and utilized appropriately, a dog’s crate is their safe haven. Dogs are natural den animals; they prefer enclosed areas to nap and rest because this feels safe for them.  A crate is a wonderful place to offer your dog a “den”: a quiet sanctuary for them to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy household.  Kennel training is hugely helpful when training puppies and “new to the household” dogs as it plays a key factor … Read More