4th of July means fireworks! The loud booms and bangs are synonymous with America’s celebration of freedom. While we love the colors of professional fireworks and might set some off (safely) at home, your dog might not be as excited. Those sudden loud noises can cause extreme stress in some pets. While this is often […]

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Happy Hound doggy daycare will reopen on June 1 and wouldn’t you know? June 1 marks the beginning of an entire week dedicated to pets! June 1 through June 7 is National Pet Appreciation week and it couldn’t have come at a better time. These past few weeks sure have been ruff and our pups […]

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If you’re getting restless being cooped up at home, your dog is probably feeling the same! Boredom in canines can lead to misbehaving or destructive behavior and sometimes even anxiety or low moods. It’s important to keep your pet mentally stimulated and entertained, beyond just regular walks or being put outside. They really want to […]

Splashing in puddles, rolling in grass, swimming in creeks, and shedding, shedding, shedding. Ah, it’s a dog’s life…but, aahh! it’s a clean home nightmare! With more and more of us working from home these days, we’re all looking for tips on how to keep our space as clean and as pleasant as possible. To help […]

March holidays go beyond (way beyond) St. Patrick’s Day if you’re a dog lover! Celebrate the best of March with these doggone good holidays. Professional Pet Sitters Week: March 1–7 March begins with a big ol’ THANK YOU! Thank you to all the dog sitters, thank you to all the dog walkers, thank you to […]

Love is in the air at Happy Hound and Presidents’ Day Weekend is fast approaching! So mark your calendars and join us for our special Valentine’s Day doggy photo shoot and schedule your long weekend plans before it’s too late. Valentine’s Day This Valentine’s Day, spread the love and show your support for the East […]

Thanks to the support of people like you, Happy Hound and Hopalong Animal Rescue are building an emergency relief annex in Oakland for rescue dogs and dogs displaced by natural disasters. Thank YOU for giving us the opportunity to help dogs that are most in need.  Hopalong, the Bay Area’s largest foster animal rescue operation, […]

Trainer Tips: Potty Training Your Happy Hound Whether you have a young pup, an old pup, or a rescue pup, potty training is the first and most essential step to having a happy and healthy life with your pup. Here are some of our top guidelines to properly potty train your happy hound. 1) Keep […]

Does anything inspire more smiles than the carefree, joyous face of a happy dog? Is anything cuter than a wiggly, furry friend wagging his tail in sheer glee? We don’t think so either! That’s why we strive to make every moment in our daycare one that barks with delight. When pets strut into our West […]

It all happens at Happy Hound! We’ve watched dog darlings transform from anxious angels to confident canines and problematic protectors blossom into socialized super pups. Our specialized training team works with each individual family to hone in on what behaviors could use some improvement and what techniques fit best with each dog. Packages are customized […]