The Dog Blog

November 15, 2016 by megan

Inspired by REI’s #OptOutside  campaign, Doggedly Devoted is offering its first field trip for dogs on Black Friday, November 25. Doggedly DevotedManager Stacey will be leading this field trip to Harriman State Park. Attendees will get to hike with her in this beautiful state park and walk off those extra holiday treats!  This trip is…

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October 13, 2016 by megan

We were sad to hear the news from Amy’s parents that she passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. For as long as Amy lived with Simina and Ethan, she struggled with kidney disease, and this was what she finally succumbed to. Amy worked so hard to pass her Canine Good Citizen test for many…

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September 24, 2016 by megan

We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a minivan to assist with pick ups and drop offs. As with everything we do, we are focused on dog safety first. Dogs will be transported in crates in the van because the safest way for dogs to travel is fully secured (see this article by Pat…

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September 23, 2016 by megan

Our thoughts are  with Annelee, Walter, and Marlene, the family of James, who passed away earlier this month.  James was diagnosed with cancer in June of this year. He had two peaceful months with his family on Long Island before he went on to the Rainbow Bridge.  He spent his last days swimming in the Bay, getting hamburgers at…

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Doggedly Devoted owner and certified dog trainer Megan Coryat will be teaching a 5-week Beginner Level Obedience class for dogs and their humans.  The course will run for five consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, September 7 through October 5. The cost for the course is $245. Registration is now open and will close September 2, or when all the…

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July 5, 2016 by megan

Doggedly Devoted is hosting a Pool Pawty for our daycare dogs. The pool party will be Saturday, July 23 from 1 to 5 pm. Partiers must have a full day, afternoon half day, or boarding reservation for July 23, and tickets are $9 per pooch. Partying pups will get to play pool party games and go home with…

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Dog daycare is an unregulated industry in New York and throughout most of the nation. There is no governing body that sets rules, regulations, or industry standards, so it’s very important for you to do your research when choosing a daycare. Here are some questions you might ask when choosing a daycare that is safe, fun,…

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Recently I followed up with a client about the training, management, and medical intervention that we put in place to help their dog with anxiety, and her owner wrote back that the tricky treat toys seemed to be helping, but they were not a silver bullet. This phrase–“silver bullet”–got me to thinking about how to…

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Doggedly Devoted owner and certified dog trainer Megan Coryat will be teaching a 5-week Beginner Level Obedience class for dogs and their humans.  The course will run for five consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, June 1 through June 29. The cost for the course is $220. Registration is now open and will close May 23, or when all the…

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“Enrichment” refers to the myriad ways you can use your home environment to make your dog’s life fuller, richer, and more satisfying. One of the best ways to enrich your dog’s life is to throw away his food bowl and make him work for his calories. When you’re ready to throw away the your dog’s…

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