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Choose a doggy daycare with a well-trained and trustworthy staff

Mark R. Finkler, D.V.M.
President of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) and small animal practitioner
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Advice for choosing your new puppy's interactive toys

Julie C. Bernier
Pack Leader & Co-Owner, Dances With Dogs Puppy Nursery School
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Considerations when socializing your new pup in a playgroup

Julie C. Bernier
Pack Leader & Co-Owner, Dances With Dogs Puppy Nursery School
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Caring for a New Puppy

Caring for your new dog or puppy has never been easier with all of the expert advice from ExpertBeacon. Whether it is advice for when and how to choose a vet, socializing and training your pup, or choosing the right toys that your canine will love, we have it all.

Advice on fostering a pet from a rescue organization or shelter

jme Thomas Executive Director Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

Fostering a pet from a rescue organization or shelter is a fun, interesting, and exciting adventure that should be embraced, not feared. Even if you only do it once and never again, chances are great you will never regret it! There are some important things to keep in mind however, so you are not disillusioned or confused by the process. Do some research on some rescue organizations and shelters in your area and talk to a few. This article contains some advice to help you understand your role, duties and expectations, when fostering a pet with a rescue organization or shelter.

jme ThomasExecutive Director

jme has a varied background of skills and experience from owning and operating her own boutique in her early 20’s, to starting her own clothing line and working as a welder, both as a job and as an artist. She has always been of an independent a...

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Understand and budget for the lifetime costs of owning a pet

While you can’t put a price on the companionship a pet provides, you do still have to pay the bills, and creating a realistic budget for your pet’s needs is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Having a long-term financial plan, as well as a safety net for the unexpected, will see you through whatever life throws at you. To keep your family in the black when it comes to affording a lifetime of care for your pet, here is some expert advice when it comes to dollars and cents.

Chris AshtonCo-Founder and Co-CEO

As Co-Founder and Co-CEO of one of the fastest-growing pet insurance providers in the country, Chris Ashton is no stranger to competition. Holding an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Chris completed t...

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How to choose a good veterinarian and quickly establish rapport

How do you choose the best veterinary clinic for you and your pet? For pet owners, finding the right veterinary clinic for your pet and working well with your chosen veterinarian is so important to your pet’s health. Read on for tips on finding and working with your veterinarian to keep your pet healthy.

Steven May, CVJPet Expert

Pet expert Steven May, CVJ has provided his expertise to both the veterinary industry and the general public for more than 35 years. The former editor of Vetz Magazine, May now heads the pet website The Daily Growl and has over 430,000 followers...

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Choose a doggy daycare with a well-trained and trustworthy staff

Mark R. Finkler, D.V.M. President of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) and small animal practitioner Roanoke Animal Hospital

Leaving your dog or puppy at a daycare while you are away from home is never easy. The time you are apart from your beloved canine can be emotionally taxing, even if it is just for a brief period. Doggy daycare is often the best (or only) option to ensure that someone is caring for your pet. Fortunately, you can alleviate these fears by following a few guidelines to improve the likelihood that the caretaker will provide your loved one with the same treatment and respect that you provide.

Mark R. Finkler, D.V.M.President of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) and small animal practitioner

Mark R. Finkler, D.V.M., serves as the president of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of human and animal life through veterinary me...

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Advice for choosing your new puppy's interactive toys

Julie C. Bernier Pack Leader & Co-Owner, Dances With Dogs Puppy Nursery School

Having a new pup in the house can be challenging on many levels. A bored, under-stimulated pup tends to get into mischief, and this only adds to the tension and stress of integrating your new family member into the home. Set yourself up for success by understanding your pup’s need for stimulating, brain-engaging games and toys and planning accordingly.

Julie C. BernierPack Leader & Co-Owner, Dances With Dogs Puppy Nursery School

I founded Dances With Dogs because I believe that puppies need to be with each other in a safe, supervised, loving environment in order to work through their fears, test out boundaries and learn how to negotiate relationships with others. Bringi...

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Considerations when socializing your new pup in a playgroup

Julie C. Bernier Pack Leader & Co-Owner, Dances With Dogs Puppy Nursery School

Early socialization is an essential component of any new pup's training. It helps them become well-balanced, allows them to practice pro-social behavior and exposes them to countless sights, sounds, people, places and things. Finding places and events where groups of pups can be together for play can be challenging, as can figuring out what to do with your new pup while you're at work. Here are some tips as you search for the right social experiences for your pup.

Julie C. BernierPack Leader & Co-Owner, Dances With Dogs Puppy Nursery School

I founded Dances With Dogs because I believe that puppies need to be with each other in a safe, supervised, loving environment in order to work through their fears, test out boundaries and learn how to negotiate relationships with others. Bringi...

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