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Pineapple Puppy Consulting Program:   Questions to ask if you are considering hiring a trainer/consultant: Are you bringing home a new puppy or thinking of adding a new furry family member to your pack? Does your young dog have no manners when guests come over to your home? Do you work all day (like many […]

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How to walk your puppy in 5 easy steps: Always make sure you puppy is calm before putting the leash on her. Let the puppy experience the leash BEFORE taking her on her first official walk. Have the leash on her in the home and walk around with her for a few days. This way, […]

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How To Prepare Your Home For A New Puppy Part 2: Puppy Socialization 101

A big part of socializing your dog outside of the home is teaching him boundaries inside your home. Bringing the new puppy into your home for the first time needs to go well, or you might end up with a dog who is very difficult to train and socialize. As we go through the blog […]

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How To Prepare Your Home For A New Puppy: Puppy Socialization 101

If you know parents of infants, you have probably heard about their plans for the nursery. Paint colors, themes, bedding, and furniture are all elements of a small child’s room. Parents prepare the room for weeks before the baby is born! Everything needs to be just right for the new bundle of joy. When the […]

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Some of the most common questions I answer while pet parents are away are, “How are my pets doing? Are they OK? Do they seem happy?” But, wait, doesn’t Pineapple Pets update once a day through your text messaging service to let pet parents know their kiddos are doing well? Of course we do. Occasionally […]

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What’s cute, cuddly, and tiny for only a few months until it gets bigger and requires more care than you possibly imagined? No, not your child! Well, maybe, but that’s not the answer. Answer: A chick and a bunny. “But they are cute when they get older!” Sure, but not as cute as when you […]

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“When will he be back?” “I don’t know.” Wait! You don’t know when your clients are coming back from their vacation? You won’t tell a well-meaning neighbor (supposedly) that your client will be back on X day? It’s not like they are going to break in or anything! Geesh. Maybe they were just making conversation. […]

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Before we stuff ourselves stupid this Thanksgiving, let’s remember what we can leave for Fido after our November 27th eating contest. Despite these warnings: DON’T FEED YOUR DOG RAISINS, GRAVY, OR FAT TRIMMINGS!!!!! No raisins, gravy, or fat trimmings. Yea, yea, yea. We GET it. So what CAN you feed your dog? Are any table […]

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Turkey? Check. Presents? Check. Travel plans? Check. More Turkey? Check. Pet sitter? Check. Looks like you are ready for the holidays! Making sure you have pet care scheduled ahead of time will take the stress off you and your pets. We have posted several reminders and sent out email reminders to book pet care for […]

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  Scooping litter. Tying up the bag. Turning around…..I hear a noise behind me. Was a cat scratching at the couch? I turn from scooping litter to see a man behind me. After I screamed bloody murder, he told me he was a relative. He had a key because the noise I heard was actually […]

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