Local Trainer Becomes Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Local Trainer Becomes Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Meadowlake Pet Resort’s dog trainer, Tori Hankey, CPDT-KA of Houston, TX has earned certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers® (CCPDT®).  Tori joins nearly 2000 certificate holders worldwide. Until the creation of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in 2001, there was no true certification process for canine professionals.  Many schools teach […]

Spring Is Here So Make Sure You Walk Your Dog, Not The Other Way Around

Spring Is Here So Make Sure You Walk Your Dog, Not The Other Way Around

Taking your dog out for a walk can be a very enjoyable experience. At least it should be. Walks are a critical element in having a well balanced dog. Dogs need not only the exercise, but also the intellectual and olfactory stimulation of walks. But if you have trouble with your dog pulling on his […]

Is Your Puppy Afraid? 5 Steps To Help

Is Your Puppy Afraid? 5 Steps To Help

Unfortunately, sometimes you have a puppy or dog that seems to be fearful of either one thing – or many things. If your puppy seems to be afraid of certain things, like men, kids, the vacuum, the good news is that you can change your dog’s behavior. Lots of dog owners believe that puppies will […]

Is your Dog Not Listening? Easy Tips to Create a Better Listener

Is your Dog Not Listening? Easy Tips to Create a Better Listener

“Why is my dog not listening to me?” This is one of the most common complaints that I get from dog owners. You can fill in the blank (or blanks – which ever applies) to the statement, “My dog won’t listen to me when I ______!” on this one but rest assured, if not listening […]

The Galveston Island Dog Show Presents: A Bark in the Park

The Galveston Island Dog Show Presents: A Bark in the Park

On Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 9:00am – 3:00pm, The Galveston Island Dog Show presents A Bark in the Park, a friendly canine competition for for island dogs and their families.  The event takes place at Kempner Park, located at 27th and Avenue O.  Registration begins at 8:30am with a Blessing of the Dogs at […]

Luke’s Locker Dog Gone 5-K

Luke’s Locker Dog Gone 5-K

Walk, run, jog and socialize with your dog!  Build up to competing in a 5-K together! Meet at Luke’s Locker each Tuesday morning and together as a group we will go to the Waterway.  Treats and water will be available each week for humans and dogs.  The delicious free dog treats after each meeting are […]

City of Houston’s BARC Foster Expo and Adopt-A-Thon

City of Houston’s BARC Foster Expo and Adopt-A-Thon

The City of Houston is consistently ranked at the top of major polls of U.S. cities as one of the best places for employment, home values, education, and quality of life.   In sharp contrast, Houston has one of the most underfunded city animal shelters in the nation, BARC Animal Shelter & Adoption Facility. BARC’s responsibilities […]

Market Square Downtown Offering Pet Events

Market Square Downtown Offering Pet Events

Market Square Park, the heart of Houston’s Historic District, will give music enthusiasts, movie buffs and dog-lovers alike, another reason to get outside and enjoy the coming spring with a new lineup of free programming. Beginning in March, downtown residents and visitors are invited to take advantage of Friday concerts, classic movie screenings, dog training […]

My Dog Whines – Why And How Do I Stop It?

My Dog Whines – Why And How Do I Stop It?

Does your dog whine? That’s got to be very frustrating. But before you loose your cool, I’d recommend that you make an effort to figure out the reason your dog is whining. Since our dogs can’t talk, their only forms of vocal communication are barking and whining. Let’s take a look at just some of […]

Your Puppy Training Questions: My Puppy Bites Too Hard

Your Puppy Training Questions: My Puppy Bites Too Hard

Today’s question, submitted via Twitter Jim – my new puppy bites my hand hard! I think she’s just playing, but it hurts. How do I get her to stop? She is 4 months old.   My Answer: The first thing you can do is to start socializing your puppy. If adequate puppy training, desensitization and […]