Posts Categorized: Dog Training

Shakes and Quakes: How to Prepare Your Pets for Their Next Earthquake

If you live in California, chances are you’ve recently experienced the bellowing rumbles of the ground shaking and your dining room chandelier swaying from side to side. If you have, then you’d also know that when you feel the earth shake, it seems to last a lifetime. Perhaps this is what our pets feel as…

The Social Butterfly: Why it’s Important to Socialize your Pet

It’s always hard to see your cute and, once-innocent, fur ball turn into a growly, hissy monster in front of strangers and their pets. We want our pets to bring their best paw forward. However, without proper socialization skills, our sweethearts may not remain so sweet once out in unfamiliar territory. Below, we discuss the…

4 Tips for Separation Anxiety

Does your pooch bark or howl every time you’re out of the house? Does he get into trouble by destroying furniture, walls, shoes, etc? Does he try to escape his crate, or try to flee the house when you’re gone? Does he pace in a steady pattern? These could all be symptoms that signify your…

Dog Friendly Workplaces

We are pretty lucky here at Canine Companion LA; dogs aren’t just tolerated in the workplace, they are required!  For everyone else that isn’t a dog walker or pet sitter leaving your dog while you go off to work in an office all day can be difficult.  Of course we are here to help and…

3 Ways To Make Walking Your Dog Easier

Do you ever see those dog owners walking down the street with their pup walking contently by the owner’s side? No pulling, no distractions, no bad behavior?  If you happen to be that owner this blog is not for you, but for the other 99% of us read on!  That image may seem unattainable or…

How To Get Your Pet In Shape

Have you noticed your pet has put on a couple extra pounds recently?  Or maybe they’ve always been a little chunky!  Don’t worry he or she is not the only one.  About 45% of all dogs are overweight in the U.S.; that’s approximately 35 million!  Keeping your dog fit and healthy will allow them to…

Does Your Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

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Some dogs experience separation anxiety when they are away from their owners. They can exhibit dangerous and disruptive behavior at different levels.  Some dogs may bark incessantly, go to the bathroom in the house, tear up furniture, scratch at doors and floors, or try and escape.  However this condition is rare and most dogs have learned separation anxiety.   …

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…

June Pet of the Month: OLIVE

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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…