How to Create a Dog Friendly Garden
How to Create a Dog Friendly Garden By Sally Phillips, Freelance Contributor from Outdoor Art Pros [caption id="attachment_14129" align="alignnone" width="242"] Photo Courtesy of Dawid Sobolewski[/caption] Keep Poisonous Substances Out of the Garden to Protect Your Pet Each year, the Animal Poison and Control Center receives hundreds of thousands of calls about pets who have been accidentally poisoned by everyday household items. Dogs love to spend plenty of time outside among nature, but there may be substances in the garden which are poisonous and potentially fatal if ingested. The most common garden offenders are plants and cle
5 Considerations When Choosing a Doggy Daycare
Rick Coffey, president of Barkefellers suggests keeping a few things in mind when choosing the facility that will keep your dog happy, safe, and engaged, and that will give you peace of mind. [caption id="attachment_14123" align="alignnone" width="300"] Tips on how to choose a dog daycare.[/caption] Cleanliness is next to dog-liness Dogs, like humans, can spread illnesses. When looking at a facility, ask how it is cleaned and what procedures they follow. It’s also important to know which chemicals they use. Some do a great job of cleaning but can be harmful to animals. Size and types of play areas available It’s ideal to have both indoor and outdoor a
Renters, You May Need Pet Insurance for Your Four-Legged Friend
realtor.com | September 18, 2017 By: Angela ColleyThis article appeared first on "Real Estate News and Insights" from realtor.com. Want more information on living with pets in your home? Get tips here. Having a dog is great. Renting with a
Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Dog Anxiety
By Anna Burke of American Kennel Club If you or a loved one suffers from anxiety, then you know how difficult it can be to get through the day. What you might not know is that some dogs also suffer from anxiety. Dog anxiety affects all breeds of dogs and can lead to serious behavioral problems if left untreated. Luckily, there are steps owners can take to help their dogs live with canine anxiety. Here are the symptoms, treatment options, and prevention techniques owners need to know about. What Causes Dog Anxiety? Dog anxiety can have several causes, according to the
Dog-Safe Foods for Picnics and Barbeques
Dog-Safe Foods for Picnics and Barbeques Summer is the time for family fun, picnics, and barbeques. And while we get to enjoy all the food and drinks they have to offer, our pup often gets left out – but not anymore! We’ve rounded up a list of the top dog-safe foods for picnics and barbeques. Remember, any human food should be given in very small amounts like a treat. The rule of thumb is that “treats” should make up no more than 10% of your dog’s diet. Too much can cause intestinal upset, or worse, lead to serious health issues like pancreatitis. Hot Dogs A summer staple, hot dogs without condime
Should You Shave Your Dog For The Summer?
Should You Shave Your Dog For The Summer? (www.pinterest.com) Summer is here and that means warm weather is upon us and it’s time to shed some layers. And if you are thinking that should extend to your dog - you aren’t the only one. Many pet owners decide to shave their dog for the summer to help them cope with the heat. But should you shave them? Is it actually beneficial? We’ve got the answers. During the s
Protecting Your Dog in the Heat
Protecting Your Dog in the Heat (vetmed.illinois.edu) While you know how to stay cool, do you know how to protect your dog from the sweltering summer heat? Since dogs can’t sweat like humans, it’s extremely important your dog doesn’t overheat. If they do, they can develop heatstroke - a potentially fatal disease. Here are five tips for protecting your pup during the summer months. Dial Down the Walks The extreme heat makes for extremely hot surfaces – especially cement and asphalt. If a dog spends too much time walking on the hot surfaces, they could
Dog Care Tips for the Summer
(www.theodysseyonline.com) While summer is great for pool parties and beach days, it also means we have to take extra care of our pups. Dogs overheat and dehydrate fairly quickly so taking some extra precautions is a great way to ensure your pup stays safe. Here are some tips for caring for your dog this summer. 1) Walk in the Early Morning or Late Night The middle of the day is when the temperature is the highest, so take your pup for a walk earlier in the morning or later in the evening to ensure they don’t overheat. 2) Wa
SPOT Canine Club Safety Tips: Memorial Day Safety Tips
(www.puranaturalspet.com) Memorial Day is upon us and it is almost time to (unofficially) welcome summer! And while we’re excited for the barbeques and family fun, our dogs may not share our enthusiasm. Between the parties and barbeques, it’s extremely important our dogs stay safe during all the fun. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping your pup safe this Memorial Day. Be Smart About the BBQ Barbeques are synonymous with Memorial Day celebrations. And while you get to enjoy all the food that comes with it – like hot dogs and hamburgers – not every BBQ staple is safe for your pup. Foods like grapes, onions, avocado, and chocolate are highly toxic to animals. Also, make sure to keep any alcoholic drinks out of reach. Water Safety If you’re having a party near a lake or pool,
Escaping New York City: The Best Day Trips With Your Dog
(www.ajkrealty.com) Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means – it’s time for some day trips. But if the thought of leaving your furry friend behind breaks your heart, why not bring them along? Here are five dog-friendly day trips perfect for the upcoming summer days. Go for a Hike Exercise is much more fun (and easier!) when your dog is with you. If you live near a hiking trail, pack up the water, grab the leash and hit the trails. Not only will you and your pup get some exercise, you’ll get to get out of the house and explore nature together. Explore a New Town Not all road trips have to be extreme – even a quick trip to a nearby town can do the trick. Research some dog-friendly stores and restaurants in a town you haven’t been to yet and hit the road. Your pup will enjoy the new sights and smells a
The SPOT brand was born out of necessity – In 2011 our founder needed dog care, but couldn’t find a service that met his high expectations, so instead of compromising he decided to create a new standard in dog care and the SPOT Canine Club was born.
From the beginning, we offered a new standard of dog care designed specifically for owners who believe, like us, that dogs are not just pets, they’re part of the family. With state-of-the-art facilities and a staff that is trained well beyond industry-leading standards we’ve redefined what it means to care for the urban dog.
We’ve built the excellent SPOT reputation on the understanding that dogs, like people, are individuals with differing needs. The SPOT brand is dedicated to accommodating these differences by providing a one-stop-shop that makes the lives of dog owners in New York City easier.
From day one we’ve been committed to being the most progressive dog care brand in New York City. In a sea of sameness we constantly challenge the industry norms, developing new ideas and dog care innovations. At SPOT, we work with every pet parent to develop a program to meet their dogs’ individual daily care needs by customizing a bundle of services from our diverse offerings. No longer are owners forced to decide on a single approach to dog care.
With our expert knowledge, we knew from the beginning that it was important to allow dogs to fulfill their instinctive social needs in an open and playful daycare environment where all dogs are safe and secure. Our proprietary Safe Play Off-leash Training (S.P.O.T.) method was developed with the assistance of many of the most experienced industry trainers. The S.P.O.T. method establishes subtle visual and verbal cues between the handler and the dogs in our care allowing our cage-free daycare setting to be fun, social, and safer for dogs than in many other care environments.
New York City has a very close-knit dog loving community and once word spread of our individualized approach to dog care it was a quick journey from our first store to today’s seven SPOT locations and our citywide walking and jogging service.
Despite our success, our relentless commitment to the health and well–being to the dogs in our care has resulted in critical acclaim and propelled SPOT into Metro New York’s fastest growing dog care brand.
We invite you to visit a Spot location near you and experience our commitment to our mission, ‘extraordinary dog care, every single day.’