The Dog Blog

May 1, 2016 by megan

“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. Your dog is descended from a long line of…

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April 26, 2016 by megan

Take advantage of group pricing by studying Pet First Aid and CPR side by side with Doggedly Devoted staff. Anthony De Marinis, a PetTech certified Instructor will be teaching the course at Doggedly Devoted on Saturday, May 21 from 9 am to 1 pm.  The cost of the course for Doggedly Devoted clients and friends…

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Safe Dog Play Workshop on May 7 Sometimes it can feel scary to let your dog run free in the park.  At this workshop you will learn to identify the signals of good play between dogs.  We will also discuss how to prepare your dog for safe play in advance, how to intervene before a…

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March 26, 2016 by megan

We’ve added a second spring obedience course to meet demand. 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 Saturday afternoons at 2:30 pm, April 23 through May 21. The cost for the course is $220. Registration is now…

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In this workshop dogs and their humans will have the opportunity to become familiar with some pieces of agility equipment, including jumps, a tire obstacle, a tunnel, and pause table. This workshop is for dogs that are about 25 pounds and under. A relaxed class format will allow dogs to move at their own pace,…

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February 19, 2016 by megan

Our winter group obedience class participants were just amazing!  Forrest, Yetta, Lotus, and Kane learned to walk nicely on a leash, be polite in greeting people, wait before going through; they developed rock-solid sits, learned how to learn new tricks, and more!  Their humans learned to train behaviors and when to manage behaviors in order to…

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February 16, 2016 by megan

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 Tuesdays nights at7:30 pm, March 22 through April 19. The cost for the course is $220. Registration is now open and will close Tuesday, March 15, or when all the spots are…

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February 1, 2016 by megan

When Stacy Lee moved to New York City in 2010, she found the city was just full of dogs, and she wanted to have her own. In particular, she was captivated by French Bulldogs, a breed she had never before seen in her California home. “I would see Frenchies on the street and completely walk…

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Cutest Couple: Mandu and Sansa! Congrats to our cutest couple!  Doggedly Devoted has made a gift to Animal Care and Control in honor of the love that Sansa and Mandu share for one another. A big thank you to all our dog friends who are adorable together everyday! Cutest Couple 2016

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January 4, 2016 by megan

Last month I posted about the importance of not just supervising dogs and babies together, but also acting as an advocate for your dog in order to prevent dog bites. Because I have a cat, 2 dogs, and a toddler, I know that the gap between how things “should be” and real life can feel…

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