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The beautiful thing about dog houses is that they don’t have to be beautiful. If they provide shelter and are built with love, it’s all about what’s on the inside that counts, right? So let’s talk about what makes a dog house a beautiful thing from your dog’s perspective and how to keep one in […]

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If you love dogs as much as we do, you will want to bring Rover along on your summer vacation or family road trip. But having your pooch in tow on your summer travels requires careful planning. You need to know what’s right for your pup physically and emotionally. You also need to have an […]

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Warmer weather is coming, and much like us, your dog could probably use a refresh in the grooming department. While it is important to keep up with your dog’s grooming year-round, spring cleaning season is a great reminder to get back on track or start a new habit. Happy Hound in Oakland, California, offers the […]

On the heel of National Train Your Dog Month in January, how is your dog training progressing in February? If you never quite started training your pup, consider professional dog training from Happy Hound. We offer different courses to suit different ages, breeds and temperaments. Or maybe you started training but have hit a plateau […]

Having a new puppy during the holiday season can be wonderful – and a lot of work. Cold, wet weather means a lot more inside time and fewer opportunities to meet other dogs on walks or at the dog park. Be prepared to get creative – and a little wet – while training and socializing […]

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As we enter spooky season and the weather cools, why not add a warm, furry friend to cuddle up with when things get scary or cold? Since 1981, October has been Adopt-A-Dog Month to promote shelter dog adoptions. Puppies were popular during quarantine, and many shelters actually ran out of dogs! But the shelters always […]

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Fall is here and it’s time for back-to-school and in 2021, back-to-the-office. After more than a year of being at home, your dog has gotten used to you being around and available. So how do you help them – and you – transition successfully to more time spent apart? We’ve got some tips and tricks […]

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June is Pet Preparedness Month, and it’s a great reminder to plan for an emergency or evacuation. Hopefully, you have an emergency kit, or Go Bag, with first aid supplies, water and other survival necessities for yourself. But do you have a plan for your pet(s)? Do you have a place to go? Before wildfire […]

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Here at Happy Hound, we think every day is Puppy Day, but there is an official “National Puppy Day” on March 23rd! Did you adopt a “Quarantine Dog,” or are you thinking about adopting a puppy? You don’t need to wait until National Puppy Day to learn more about the joys – and responsibilities – […]

Ringing in the New Year usually comes with plenty of promises to alter our behavior. While most of our resolutions fall by the wayside by February, here’s an easy – and fun! – commitment you can make this year: train your dog. January is National Train Your Dog month! This quiet(er) period after the hubbub […]