The Dog Blog

If your family is at all like mine, your dog probably spends a lot of time on the floor—walking on it, lying on it, “vacuuming” it for scraps and crumbs. Because my dog is so important to me, and because she spends so much time on the floor, we are careful about what we put…

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May 2, 2012 by megan

It looks like a mess now, but all the demolition going on at Doggedly Devoted means that our beautiful, clean, sunlit facility will be opening very soon! maps .

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April 30, 2012 by megan

Are you a cat person or a dog person? For some people this is an easy question: some people feel warmly toward canines, while felines leave them a bit cold; or vice versa. And, of course, there are all kinds of theories about what this preference for cats or dogs says about us human beings….

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Don’t be afraid to use food to teach your dog, especially if your dog, like mine, loves food.  Lexie is not spoiled and she’s not fat, even though we use treats almost every day to learn and review tricks. If we are doing review of really basic tricks that we learned 6 years ago in…

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April 12, 2012 by megan

The longitudinal Stanford Marshmallow Study has shown that there is a correlation between a person’s ability to delay gratification as child and their eventual SAT scores, ability to perform well in school, and ability to handle stress. With our pets, a dog’s ability to delay gratification, or control her impulses, can determine whether or not she is…

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March 22, 2012 by megan

I spend a couple days a week volunteering with NYC’s Animal Care and Control, and it is incredibly rewarding work. The AC&C is a special place: the animals who arrive there come from all kinds of situations and many of them are greatly in need. This week I did my first shift as a Level…

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February 29, 2012 by megan

Our new space at 1400 Fifth Avenue is a roomy 3,000 square feet, and we are excited to start our renovations soon.  The site was formerly a meat market, which might sound a little macabre, but the good news is that the layout is awesome for doggie daycare!  We will have two big play rooms,…

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February 27, 2012 by megan

Doggedly Devoted will open its doors in the 1400 Fifth Avenue building on 116th Street in Harlem in the summer of 2012.  We are thrilled to offer our neighbors a safe, secure facility for their family pets to stay with us for doggie daycare, and for overnight stays for cats and dogs. Doggedly Devoted is…

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February 18, 2012 by megan

We are working every day toward making Doggedly Devoted happen in Harlem.  This week, I took my NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Small Animal Care course and passed with flying colors!  We are certified! Also, we ordered our first merchandise: clickers emblazoned with the Doggedly Devoted logo.  Look: A clicker is a tool…

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January 29, 2012 by megan

Stay tuned for updates on our space and services right here on the Dog Blog! Comnextdthetfalde

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