July Pet of the Month: Clyde!

Oh hello! I didn’t see you there! Well since you’re here I might as well tell you a little about myself.  My name is Clyde and I am a lab, pit mix.  People often refer to me as the George Clooney or Brad Pitt of dogs but I don’t let that go to my head…

Keep Your Dog Calm, Cool & Collected During Fireworks

With the fourth of July just around the corner, fireworks will be popping off every weekend.  Some dogs, like hunting breeds, don’t mind fireworks but most dogs do.  They aren’t just annoyed by them, they are terrified of them.   On the fourth of July more dogs go missing than any other day of the year. …

Beat the Heat: 5 ways to stay active and out of the sun!

Having trouble keeping that sweat mustache under control?  We understand the struggle… it may not be officially summertime yet but the 90 degree weather would beg to differ!  The heat is intense and we can see how it is affecting the pups.  On our hikes and walks we are hyper-aware of any overheating signs.  We…

We do things differently… Pack Hikes at CCLA

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What makes our pack hikes so different, you might ask…? Many other companies who offer dog hikes often go about their day like this: a single hiker comes by to pick up your dog who gets put in a van along with many others, sometimes even up to 25+ dogs! The hike time is spent…

10 Things Your Dog Walker Wants You to Know

For most of our dogs, one of the most exciting times of the day is when one of our walkers opens up the front door. The feeling is mutual! We love opening up the door to find wagging tails and big smiles. We understand your pet is part of the family and we appreciate your…

June Pet of the Month: OLIVE

olive smile

Hi everyone I’m Olive and I am the pet of the month for June! My mom adopted me about a year and a half ago from A Purposeful Rescue (yes I am magical unicorn). She said she came to the adoption event just to see my adorable freckled face and she fell in love. But…

Are You a Dog Leader or Dog Lover? 5 Tips to Become the Pack Leader

Loving dogs and being able to lead them are very different things.  Some people believe that because their dog does not directly act out, he/she is obedient and respectful.  That is not always the case.  Dogs can act out in many ways, some of which can be hard to detect.  We hope every dog owner…

Is Your Pet Special?

special pets

Well, duh, of course your pet is special!  Hopefully it’s one of the major loves in your life!!!  But we give special a different meaning.  Keeping things in a positive light, “special” often means a pet having an issue or two, or more.  Here at Canine Companion LA we are accustomed to many different types of pets: all sizes,…

Vacay the Doggy Way: 4 PAWsome Dog Friendly Vacation Destinations

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The peak travel season is quickly approaching!  We know as we’ve already received multiple bookings for pet care.  But, we also know that many of you love or would love to travel with your dogs!    We’ve done some digging and found 4 hot spots we think you and your fur-baby would love to checkout!  So this summer, pack your…

Top 5 Reasons to Toss Your Retractable Leash

Retractable leashes are a no-no

If you haven’t heard by now, retractable leashes are a very big no-no in the dog world. Thankfully, most of our Canine Companion LA pups use a 6-foot standard flat leash (or something similar) but there are many dog-owners who own retractable leashes still! While at the pet store it may be easy to grab the retractable and leash and think it’s great. It can give your…