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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

This weekend we happily celebrate both the first day of summer and a day to honor our fathers.  We hope you enjoy this tribute to all the ‘dog dad’s’ out there!  Happy Father’s Day! [...] Read more »

NATIONAL PET MONTH – D.O.G. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

It is our hope as we all enter the usually very merry month of May, it will prove to be a joyous one indeed. [...] Read more »

MAKE EM’ LAUGH…SEEKING COMEDY DURING COVID-19 CONFINEMENT

I don’t know about all of you, but the climate in my house is getting a little testy.  All this inseparability was, at first, enjoyable, but now we are all too quickly getting on each other’s nerves. What started as happy hearth and home, has turned into an episode of American Horror Story. [...] Read more »

COVID-19: HOW IT AFFECTS THE EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF OUR FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS

There has been a lot of talk about how we humans are feeling (coping) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there has been little discussion about how our emotions could, in turn, be disconcerting to our pets.  To ponder this further, D.O.G. Certified spoke with Dr. Deena Case-Pall, a consulting psychologist who works with pet owners, veterinarians, pet rescues, and animal control organizations to help we humans better understand our companion animals. [...] Read more »

FUN FESTIVITIES WITH FURRY FRIENDS (EVEN IN FRIGID FEBRUARY!)

It would be hard to argue that by the time February rolls around, we are all ready for a little more sunshine and a little less of old-man-winter.  [...] Read more »

TRAINING YOUR DOG – THE BEST WAY TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR (FOR BOTH OF YOU!)

Happy 2020!  We all seem to start every year with the best intentions for improvement in our lives.  If you were fortunate enough to bring a four-legged friend into your family over the holidays, dog training would be a great resolution! [...] Read more »

GIFTING YOURSELF WITH THE BEST HOLIDAY PRESENT – A NEW DOG!

Don’t all our hearts melt a little at the thought of unveiling from the last beautifully wrapped box under the tree a perfect puppy with a big red bow – an idyllic and already loved member of the family - Well, this image works in a thirty-second commercial, but not in the real world. [...] Read more »

SENIORS ADOPTING SENIORS

In this month, where we as a nation take time to gather and give thanks, we pet parents know all too well the blessings our pets provide for us all year round. [...] Read more »

HALLOWEEN

We are fast approaching the night we get to dress up in scary outfits, and make it our mission to ask perfect strangers to give us candy - yes!...it’s Halloween!  And although this night can provide a lot of fun, frightening adventure (in a good way), it can prove to be a terrifying experience for your pet. [...] Read more »

Back to School

Unfortunately, it is time to wave goodbye to summer and greet the back-to-school and a quickly approaching autumn season. No doubt, as kids are at school, they will miss their beloved pets and visa-Versa.  [...] Read more »