Coastal Pet Blog

Why hire a professional dog trainer?

Dog Trainer, Animal Behavior College, ABC

Friday, January 18, 2019

As a professional dog trainer and President of Animal Behavior College, I have been asked literally thousands of times over the last three plus decades, why someone should invest in professional dog training.

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Let's Go on a Pet-cation!

Vacation, Pets, Activities

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Summer never seems to be long enough to pack in all the activities we want to do. Instead, we have to make the most of the time we have. So, think about including your pets in the summer fun!

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Responsible Pet Ownership Month

Responsible, Pet Ownership, Holiday

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Being a responsible pet owner goes beyond variously throwing your pet a treat and buying adorable toys - although your pets highly encourage these! Things like vet trips, bath time, and saying the word 'no' are crucial when owning a pet.

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How Big is Your Bark?

Collar, Harness, Sizing Guide

Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 is The Year of the Dog, and January is Walk Your Dog month, so what better time to get back to basics - like choosing the right collar and harness for your dog?

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1-2-3 Stress-Free Holiday Tips

Holiday, Tips

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The upcoming holidays can be a stressful time, both for you and your pet. Here are some simple tips to reduce frustrations so you can both enjoy a happy, healthy holiday season.

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The Evolution of Man’s (and Woman’s) Best Friend

Dogs, Evolution

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Spend a day watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and it’s hard to believe that a shih tzu shares a common ancestor with an Irish wolfhound. With over 400 recognized dog breeds, the variety is mind boggling.

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Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Dogs, Holiday, Responsible

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September is the AKC’s Responsible Dog Ownership Month. This is a time set aside to focus on what it really means to be a responsible dog owner.

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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Cats, Vet, Health, Holiday

Monday, August 21, 2017

Did you know August 22nd is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day? If you’re like me, then you had no idea there was a whole day dedicated to taking your cat to the vet. At this point, your vet is probably pretty booked up for the day and your day’s plans probably didn’t include rushing your cat to the vet just so you could say you participated in the day.

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National Dog Day

Dogs, Holiday, Celebrate

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

While every day seems to revolve around my pooch getting all the attention she wants, there is a specific day for us to honor our furry best friends—National Dog Day on August 26th!

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Work Like a Dog

Dogs, Work

Friday, August 4, 2017

I don’t know about you, but working like a dog sounds like a fun day if you ask me. My dog’s week consists of car rides to doggy daycare, getting belly rubs every free moment, chasing rabbits around the yard and sneaking food when mom isn’t looking.

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National Lost Pet Prevention Month

Pets, Identification, Holiday

Friday, July 14, 2017

Warmer weather means more adventures outside and who wouldn’t want their furry companion to take the trip with them? The drawback to letting your pet tag along is the potential of your pet running away or getting loose. Traveling and spending more time outside exposes your pet to new environments with new noises and smells that could peak their curiosity and cause them to wander away.

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National Pet Fire Safety Day

Holiday, Cats, Safety

Monday, July 3, 2017

July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day. This is a day to focus on keeping you and your pets safe, whether at home or enjoying the great outdoors. No matter where you are with your pet, the key to fire safety is prevention.

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Ways to Beat the Heat

Heat, Safety Tips

Friday, May 12, 2017

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s already time to consider ways to beat the heat. I’m sure that your pets beg to go outside every chance they get.

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10 Facts About Pet Cancer

MAF, Morris Animal Foundation

Thursday, April 27, 2017

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to learn about the risks of cancer, and what that means for your beloved pet. Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in older dogs and cats, and affects one in four pets in their lifetime.

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Nighttime Walk Safety

Reflective, Safety, Nighttime

Monday, April 17, 2017

As the nights grow warmer, dusk and nighttime walks become more common. Our dogs love to be outside chasing fireflies and enjoying the outdoors with us. Walking and adventuring in the evening can pose a safety concern for you and your pet.

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Spring Has Sprung: What to Watch for this Season

Monday, April 3, 2017

Headache? Take an Advil. Stomach ache? Take Pepto. Not sure what is wrong? Talk to a doctor. Being sick is a hassle but our voice allows us to communicate exactly what we need during those moments.

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Pet Poison Prevention Month

Pets, Poisonous, Safety

Friday, March 17, 2017

In honor of March being Pet Poison Prevention Month, let’s take a few minutes to think about common threats that could be around your home.

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Dog Training Education Month

Dogs, Training

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February is Dog Training Education Month, making it the perfect time to stop and think about simple ways training can improve life for both you and your pet!

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