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“Clicker training” benefits for your dog!

"Clicker"... what is it? why should I use it? where can I get one? Can I use it for my dog? my cat? my rat? my horse? Yes, yes and YES! We have connected with Rod from the Dogsmith of Boston North, to get his two cents as to some of the benefits of using "clicker"...

Massachusetts dog friendly fall activities!

Tick tock, tick tock... the countdown to Fall festivities and weather is upon us, in just 4 MORE days! I don't know about you, but Fall is my favorite time of the year: the crisp smell in the air, falling leaves, pumpkin flavored everything, cider donuts, warm chili...

National Responsible Dog Ownership Month!

Dogs are highly loyal, intelligent and excellent companion animals, anyone who has ever been privileged enough to love one, will agree! The pure joy and excitement you receive when you walk in the door after a long day or the willingness to snuggle up next to you on...

How to keep your pet safe over Labor Day weekend

YES for long weekends, especially over the summer months! Beach days, pool parties, outside events, yappy hours, cookouts, parades... The list goes on and on... This also means we have many opportunities to take our pups along with us. When out in public or in a...

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

September is Animal Pain Awareness month, dedicated by International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). IVAPM is an organization that provides resources for pet owners and veterinary staff on pain management, prevention and treatment for our pets. Do you...

Back to school doggy blues!

For most of us, back to school is right around the corner! Amidst all the chaos and confusion of getting back to school gear, clothes and configuring yearly schedules... It's no wonder our dogs are pushed off to the side. Common transitional issues can and do happen...

Special needs of senior dogs

Senior dogs are special! They are sweet and wise and at this age, just want to be with their human counterparts as much as possible. They also have more specific needs as they turn gray in the face and start to slow down... What "defines" a senior dog? Not all dogs...

National Anti-Boredom Month

 July is National Anti-Boredom Month for dogs and humans alike! Does your dog show signs that he is bored at home? Is he home too long during the day? Do you return home to something destroyed? If so, here are some ways to toss up the routine and keep your dog...

Naturally treating hot spots

My dog incessantly licks her paw! Why is she doing this? Dogs are prone to getting hot spots. What is a hot spot? Hot spots are red, moist, itchy lesions on your dogs skin. Hot spots will sometimes ooze or bleed. Hot spots can be caused by a variety of things: 1....

July – National Lost Pet Prevention Month

Did you know? Every two seconds a pet goes missing! This is especially true around the 4th of July, when pet's are taken along with their human families to go watch the fireworks or go out to all the fun festivities this time of year. We get it, no one likes to leave...

Ways to help a nervous dog on July 4th!

4th of July is coming quick... This brings celebrations, parades, cookouts, beach days, traveling and FIREWORKS! Fireworks bring either joy or anxiety; whether you're human or a dog. Most dog owners have officially labeled independence day the absolute worst day of...

June – Adopt a Cat Month!

We are almost through the month of June, can you believe it!? On behalf of "Adopt a Cat Month" we wanted to share with you some valuable resources! As you all know, Dog Gon' Good Time has many beloved cat clients, some of which have been adopted by their families. If...

NEW Service added: Puppy Playgroups

So, you have a new addition added to your family... a puppy! It's such an exciting time when you are finally able to bring your new fur baby home. Your company has this awesome policy for pet parents and they allow new parents to take "Pawternity leave" - so you take...

Are you prepared to bring home a new kitty?

Let's face it, they are super cute, generally low maintenance and a bit more independent than dogs, unless of course you have a "cat-dog". So, the big question is, are you ready to take the plunge and adopt that bundle of fur?  There are quite a few things to take...

Spring time service upgrades! (COMING SOON)

Don't worry, spring IS on it's way! After the past couple of storms, I think we've all had enough, am I right?! Recently, we had put up a poll on Facebook, asking for client and public feedback. The poll asked the two questions: Would you rather a longer walk for your...