Why Train Your Dog

by Jennifer Tyler

by Pat Lacy, Dog Obedience Instructor Training your dog may save its life. Having your dog respond to basic commands begins with teaching your dog communication skills. What are the basic commands? Words that teach certain positions such as “sit,” “down” and “stand” need to mean the same thing every time they are used. Actions

Pick the Right Word for the Best Results

by Jennifer Tyler

by Tom Lacy, Dog Obedience Instructor Consistency and repetition train a dog. Everyone in the family at our Dog Lovers Obedience School in Richmond, Virginia who are four years and older does the same thing the same way. And using the same words gets the dogs to learn quickly and retain training better. A dog’s

The Garden and Sea Inn

by Jennifer Tyler

Escape to the Eastern Shore by Lauren Hagan Photos by Thomas Renn Thomas and Dorothee Renn know all about the stresses of the fast-paced corporate world. Which is why things at the Garden & Sea Inn in New Church, Va., adopt a much slower and more relaxing pace, thereby making the bed-and-breakfast the perfect vacation

Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast Cottage Suites

by Jennifer Tyler

An Adventure in the Shenandoah Valley by Lauren Hagan Photos by Thomas Renn Dogs are only the beginning of the animal adventure that guests can find at the Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast & Cottage Suites in Fairfield, Virginia. The facility, and the surrounding Shenandoah Valley, offer many dog-friendly, animal-friendly and entertainment activities, including horse

Obedience Secrets Unleashed

by Jennifer Tyler

Off-Leash K9 Training Creates a Mutually Rewarding Pet Partnership By Lauren Hagen Off-Leash K9 Training Creates a Mutually Rewarding Pet Partnership Nicholas White knows that it is not impossible to teach an old dog new tricks; in fact, he guarantees the opposite and believes his business, Off-Leash K9 Training, LLC, located in Northern Virginia, creates

Hilleary Bogley

by Jennifer Tyler

Middleburg Humane Foundation by Janet Hitchen If ever there was a person who has devoted their life to the welfare of animals, that would be Hilleary Bogley, the founder and president of the Middleburg Humane Foundation, Hilleary has steadfastly stuck to her dream, which is providing shelter and protection to abused and neglected animals. “My

The Use of Treadmills in Veterinary Rehabilitation Medicine

by Jennifer Tyler

By Land or By Sea The Use of Treadmills in Veterinary Rehabilitation Medicine by Krisi Erwin, DVM, CVA, CCRT With Contributions by: Kasey Kephart, CVT, CCRP and Nancy Liptak, RVT, CCRP Photo Courtesy of Veterinary Surgical Centers The inspiration for this article is close to home – my own home. My husband and I rescued

A Fight with Consequences

by Jennifer Tyler

by Anne Stoneham, DVM, Diplomat, ACVECC Twister, her human Mum (she’s British) and her canine brother were walking in the woods near their house when a large Newfoundland Retriever came out of nowhere and attacked. He grabbed little Twister, an adorable 13-year- old, wire-haired Jack Russell Terrier, around her abdomen. He picked her up, shook

Your Dogs Health Means A Balanced Immune System

by Jennifer Tyler

by Jean Scherwenka Priestly the Rottweiler was 6-1/2 years old when he came to live with Rusty Peterson and his family. After a while, fungal and bacterial infections started breaking out in different places on the dog’s body. “He was in a little scuffle with another dog and got a fungal infection. A different time

Why A Natural Diet?

by Jennifer Tyler

by Darleen E. Rudnick, Pet Nutritionist Your pet is important to you and you hope your pet will be a member of your family for a long time. But, are you sure that you are meeting your pet’s unique needs? Selecting the right diet is up to you. You are probably cautious about what you