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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 […]

The holidays are here! No matter what your celebrations look like this year, it is still a time to go all out, indulge and have some fun. Sticking close to home also means more time with your fur babies! We bet your pup will be a Happy Hound to have you around and love all […]

It is hard to believe the Holiday Season is right around the corner! While many of us are sidelining travel plans this year, some of you may be traveling or perhaps having people over (outside!), and your pup, as usual, does not know what day it is. Whether you are traveling or staying home, follow […]

Whether you adopted your first ‘quarantine pup’ or added another fur baby to your family, puppy training is imperative to ensure your dog can live its happiest, most stress-free life. Many of us are staying home a lot more, so now is the perfect chance to dedicate some quality time to training your pooch. Whether […]

In the age of social distancing, it’s important to find ways to keep your dog active, socialized and healthy. Luckily, outdoor walks are encouraged, provided you can maintain six feet of distance from others. But there will be hot days when you, and your pup, would rather stay in the air conditioning. So, how do […]