Author: Nicole Larocco

FIGHT!!!

Few things can shake a dog owner more than seeing their dog in a fight with another dog. . . But no matter how hard you try to prevent them, or how good of friends two dogs may be, dog fights can happen.  One of the things that every dog owner should know is how to break up a fight in a safe way so that neither you nor your dog sustains injury.  To stop a fight in it’s tracks, memorize these four simple steps: Collect loose dogs who are not part of the fight to prevent mobbing.   Just...

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5 Reasons Your City Dog is Happier than My Suburban Dog

A close personal friend and client of mind recently lost the love of her life, her 7-year-old Airedale Terrier, to a devastating illness.  These girls were pretty much attached at the hip; they frequented many an outdoor café, strolled through Philadelphia meeting a zillion people (this little Airedale had quite the entourage), and had a great condo in Center City where they entertained often (and I may add, with lots of wine!).  So when she told me that she was ready for another dog and would like to rescue a dog for the first time in her life, I...

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Why Does My Dog Do That?!?

Ok, so if you are a regular reader of my blogs, you know that I am not afraid to dig into some of the indelicate behaviors ok, downright nasty stuff that our pups do!  So today, I’m going to address some of the things that your pooch does that are well, insatiable at best, and what you can do to fix them! Why does my dog greet everyone by sniffing their crotch? In dog behavior this is actually very polite!  Dogs have scent glands in their anus.  And by sniffing another dog’s behind, he can quickly tell what age and...

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The Top 5 Signs You and Your Dog Should Take an Obedience Class!

Have a dog who could use a little more training?  Who doesn’t?  I tell my clients all of the time that training is more than just a 6-week course, it’s for the life of your dog.  So if it’s been a while since you’ve done any training with your pup, these are the signs that maybe it’s time to get back in the swing of things! 5.  Your dog is sooooo good at home, but gets very distracted outside or at social settings!  This is one of the most common complaints that I get from training clients.  Most peoples’ dogs are great...

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What’s the Big Deal About Crate Training?

Last night I took one of those flights that make you wonder whether you are ever going to put your feet on the ground again.  Flying from Atlanta to Philadelphia in the dark in a thunderstorm; the plane was rumbling and shaking all over the place.  I glanced to the woman sitting next to me, and sighed. . . and she said, well at least she’s doing ok. She motioned down and then unzipped a small, black dog carrier which had been sitting underneath her seat.  Out popped the head of a plucky little Boston Terrier named Rally!  Her owner...

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September 2017

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Harvest Fest

By Rebecca Braglio
September 24, 201711:00 am - 4:00 pm
Braxton’s Animal Works
620 W Lancaster Ave
(610) 688-0769 Fair

Braxton’s Annual Harvest Fest is a popular community event for pet lovers and animal service providers from all over the region. It brings together animal lovers, rescue/shelter organizations, and many other pet-related businesses and services for a day of fun!

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Braxton’s Annual Harvest Fest is a popular community event for pet lovers and animal service providers from all over the region. It brings together animal lovers, rescue/shelter organizations, and many other pet-related businesses and services for a day of fun!
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The Rescue Run 2017

By Rebecca Braglio
September 24, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Rescue Run 5K Walk/Run

We're back for our 5th year, bringing you Philly's most beloved dog-rescue 5K.

The Rescue Run 5K is Philly’s first race to benefit and promote rescue and adoption. Annually in the Fall, hundreds of runners gather at the Navy Yard to race in honor of the dogs we love so much. Numerous rescue groups and shelters attend the ...

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Yoga, Puppies & Coffee

By Rebecca Braglio
September 24, 20178:00 am - 9:00 am
Opportunity Barks Behavior & Training
3510 Scotts Ln, Ste 3112
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Yoga with puppies? Yes! Join us at 8 am on Sunday, September 24th for an all levels class with Maria Sylvester Terry, RYT-200 where friendly dogs are welcome. Dogs will remain on leash while we practice ...

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