September 2016

Celebrating Service Dogs! Most people are familiar with guide dogs for the blind, but there are a growing number of other types of service dogs who help people in many ways. These incredible, highly-trained dogs are true heroes, devoted to helping their owners. There...

Business Story

A Women’s Business Center Success Story Excerpt By Kaitlyn Williams As you drive up to 631 Azalea Road in Mobile, AL your eyes are immediately drawn to the pink and black sign, “Walks and Wags” is proudly displayed in bold-faced letters. Cindie...

The Name Game

Photo by Pete Bellis The dog turns to you (and away from distractions in the environment) the moment he hears his name. We are teaching the dog’s name to mean “look at me.” With practice, the dog’s response to his name will become an automatic, conditioned response....

How to train your dog to give kisses

Photo by Mike Baird Giving kisses on command is a favorite dog trick for many people, especially children. It also happens to be one of the easiest tricks to train a dog to do. What You Need Some yummy treats are all that you need to train a dog to give kisses. Peanut...

Healthy Holidays

Did you Know? The holidays are all about giving, and we want to give to our dogs as well as to our human friends, and often our animals like nothing better than special food and treats! However, it’s important when sharing special treats that we do so carefully. No...

What We Are Working On This Month

High Five Start by commanding your dog to sit, and reward him with a treat. Next, hold a treat in front of him but slightly out of reach. Repeat the command “high five” while gently tapping one of his feet. Most dogs will raise their foot to paw at the treat in your...

Finding a Pet Sitter for your Exotic

When your pets tend to be on exotic side, finding someone to care for them while you are away can be a real challenge. Many of us have friends and family who are comfortable looking after our cats and dogs, but they may not be so keen on handling more unusual pets or...