I love Kongs. But there is a Kong conundrum:
They are beloved, classic toys with a million and one uses.
Yet, they are THE toys that my clients complain about the most. I know that’s partially because Kongs are so popular that nearly every dog guardian has one. But the main complaint is, “My dog won’t play with it.” So, I wrote this post to help you & your dogs love your Kongs again!

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Got the blues? ,
If you can answer yes to any of those questions, then your cat probably can, too.
I have the solution for both of you.

Are you thinking about adopting a kitten?
Before you do, consider welcoming an older kitty into your home.
Your local shelter has lots of wonderful cats available for adoption, many of which are adult cats with much to offer you and your family.

Before you bring Kitty home, you need to do some “redecorating”.
Your cat will need a safe indoor haven (usually a room with a door that can be closed), complete with all the comforts & necessities of a cat’s home.
Take this shopping list with you

Congrats on your new feline family member!
Help Kitty adjust to her new surroundings so she feels secure in her new territory and learns your house rules.
Follow these guidelines to make her transition smoother:

To successfully house train your puppy, keep these important rules in mind:

  • Regulate food and water intake.
  • Repetition & consistency help Pup learn faster.
  • Praise makes learning fun & faster.
  • Confinement & supervision prevent indoor accidents.
  • Patience is a virtue.

The Basics, chew toys (and what to avoid) — plus suggested readings

  • Crates: for larger dogs, get one (plastic or nylon) to fit Puppy now for the car. Get a second crate (wire, with 2 doors & a divider panel) for the house. Make it large enough to be comfy for your puppy to lay down, stretch out, stand up & turn around in — as an adult. Use the divider panel to adjust the crate size as Pup grows. Grant Pup more space in her crate as she matures & learns not to soil it.
  • Separate food & water bowls: Stainless steel or heavy glass bowls are healthier than plastic or glazed ceramic ones.
    Food & treats: Get a high quality diet from your vet, breeder, feed store or online. Ask your trainer for healthy treat recommendations. Avoid brands sold in grocery & drug stores.

Hey, we know you’re busy.
Whether it’s summer activities, back-to-school prep, or hectic holidays — life happens.

You put pet training on the back burner because it’s just one more thing on your overflowing, overwhelming to-do list. You’ll get to it later. Besides, how on Earth could you possibly divide up your attention & time any further?