Top Three Brain Games For Your Dog!

Whether your dog is an Einstein pup or a little on the lazier side, there are ways to keep your dog busy and learning at the same time.  Dogs were bred for many different things, some for hunting or searching or even herding.  Nowadays the most mental stimulation our animals get is on their walks…

4 Things To Know About Your Aging Dog

Have you noticed some changes in your dog?  Signs of your dogs age can be obvious or sometimes harder to detect. If your dog is getting into an older age it’s good to know the signs of aging to help your dog maintain a comfortable lifestyle.  A senior dog varies on the dog’s breed and…

August Pet of the Month: Tupac!

handsome Tupac

  Hi guys, I’m Tupac, the three-year-old bulldog.  Actually I just turned three in August and I believe birthday should be celebrated all month!  I’m going to have a special birthday hike with my friends and will accept birthday wishes and gift all month!!I got my cool name from my mom, she thinks I’m pretty epic (I…

What You Can Learn From Your Dog’s Poop!

Time to discuss everyones favorite topic: dog poop! I know what you’re thinking, “Maybe I’m gonna skip this one and not read about dog poo right now”, But this is important stuff for you to know! Besides, I think it’s safe to say that with all of us being dog owners, we’ve handled our fair…

Is Acupuncture Right For Your Dog??

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Acupuncture has been used to treat humans for a variety of conditions for thousands of years.  Like lots of other human experiences that are now available for our animals, acupuncture has been adapted for animals!  Some people may not think of acupuncture when looking for health help, especially for their pets, but it may be…

What Your Dog is Telling You

Dogs may not speak our language but they do communicate to us and others using body language and action.  It’s important for owners to be aware of what their pet is trying to say to keep everyone safe and comfortable.  There are many misconstrued signals from dogs, such as tail wagging, that can lead to…

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…