Pet Palace Announces Training Opportunities

Pet Palace Announces Training Opportunities

Up-Coming Training Opportunities at The Pet Palace: Complimentary Training Lecture (Tues 6:30pm-8:00pm) May 17, 2011 Basic Training Class (All Ages) (Tues 6:30pm-8:00pm) May 24, 2011 AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy (co-insides with Basic Class)                               May 24, 2011 Sports Foundation / Intro to […]

Meadowlake Pet Resort Offers Dock Dogs Training

Meadowlake Pet Resort Offers Dock Dogs Training

Start your DockDog off on the right paw!  Meadowlake Pet Resort’s Aqua Dogs I is a five week course designed to get your dog familiar with the water and comfortable on the dock. Meadowlake trainer Tori Hankey will then work with you to get your dog to jump off the dock, and demonstrate the proper throwing […]

Meet Chrissie DeCesare of Paw It Forward Training

Meet Chrissie DeCesare of Paw It Forward Training

Chrissie DeCesare, owner/trainer of Paw It Forward Training, LLC, has always felt like one of the “lucky ones” because she has a natural bond with animals and the ability to communicate with their human counterparts with ease.  Chrissie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Government from Texas Woman’s University.  After spending time in […]

Celebrity Veterinarian Visiting Houston on Book Tour

Celebrity Veterinarian Visiting Houston on Book Tour

Dr. Marty Becker, the veterinarian who appears as a regular guest on the Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, is coming to the Houston area for a fan event from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 25 at PETCO, 19507 1-45 North in Spring and Houston PetTalk will be there! Dr. Becker will be […]

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 […]

Your Dog Training Questions: How Do I Crate Train My Dog?

Your Dog Training Questions: How Do I Crate Train My Dog?

Jim, I just adopted a new dog and I am lost. I would like to crate train, but I am not sure how to do it. How long do you recommend keeping a dog in the crate a day? — Sarah, via email   My Answer: Crate training is not about confining your dog in […]