July 2, 2017

Every year, our shelters are overrun with dogs during the 4th of July holiday because of fireworks. Our beloved pups become terrified and flee their homes and many are picked up and brought to shelters. You will notice that shelters usually have major adoption events s...

February 3, 2017

We’ve been hosting a bi-weekly pack walk in North Hollywood Park for about six months. It’s free to the community and dogs with a variety of issues are welcome. Their problems range from anxiety to moderate aggression to overenthusiastic behavior to shyness. We also ha...

February 11, 2016

 

 

Through the kind souls that do animal rescue, I've learned that there is currently an epidemic of people surrendering their senior pets to shelters.  We can blame it on the struggling economy and the fact that seniors may need more vet care but this is still a very s...

February 9, 2016

 

 

 

Kimberly Gauthier is the author of Keep The Tail Wagging: a wonderful blog about how to raise your dog naturally.  She decided to interview me and several other trainers for Pets360.com. Here is a link to her piece. I think you will find it incredibly insightful and...

June 16, 2015

It's officially summer and that means lots of outdoor time with our pups! Recently, I've noticed a rise in CCL injuries in dogs. The CCL, or Cranial Cruciate Ligament, is responsible for stabilizing the knees in the back leg. This injury is very much akin to a torn ACL...

March 26, 2015

Spring is rapidly approaching and that means our animal shelters are about to be overloaded with new litters of dogs and kitties.  If you're thinking about adopting a new pet, this is the perfect time of year!

There are lots of things to consider when choosing your new...

January 30, 2015

 

We all lead busy lives and sometimes it’s difficult to steal some time to work with our beloved pups. We are great at giving snuggles and making sure all the basic needs are met. However, when our lives become hectic, training our dogs is the first thing to fall by th...

November 17, 2014

 

Hi Folks!
We just finished our drive for the East Valley Animal Shelter and I'm happy to report that we brought in a full carload of blankets, sheets, towels, beds, and toys to some very happy pups and kitties! Hurray!

In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, we w...

September 18, 2014

 

After receiving several requests, Love For Paws is now offering gift certificates for dog training. 

 

If you have a friend who just adopted a puppy and needs an in-person tutorial on how to raise the perfect dog, this is a great gift! In our puppy sessions, we go over...

August 14, 2014

Here is post from guest author, Vicki Lazarchik, on helping your dog become accustomed to vet visits.


It is estimated that the average dog will have as many as 26 veterinarian visits in his lifetime.  High on the list of concerns for many of us is how our dog will be...

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