All I Want Is A Room Somewhere: The Importance of Crate Training Your Pet

Springbrook_iStock_000028457668_Medium (1)Eliza Doolittle pines for a room somewhere in the famous film My Fair Lady, and your pet may feel the same way. We all need a “loverly” place to go to when things get loud, cold, challenging, or exhausting, and your pet deserves the same consideration. Aside from being a soothing sanctuary (full of comfy bedding, toys, and even a scrumptious treat or two), your pet’s crate can prove exceptionally useful during housebreaking and when preparing to travel. Continue…

Dog Park Safety: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Dog playing outsideThis spring, Chicagoland experienced a heartbreaking outbreak of Canine Influenza, and all the experts agreed that, in an effort to minimize exposure to dangerous and contagious bacteria, dogs should not visit the dog park (among other places). While the alert was most definitely justified, and we continue to be concerned about the flu, the decreasing rate of infection indicates that we are not combating an epidemic. Continue…