Playful Pups Blog

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Caring for Those Sweet Senior Dogs!

Written by Laurie Yost, owner of Playful Pups Retreat Playful Pups Retreat is proud to be a Fear Free certified facility. Laurie also holds the highest level of certification through PACCC (Professional Animal Care Certification Council) with a CPACO certification (Certified Professional Animal Care Operator). As beloved members of our families, senior dogs hold a…

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The Benefits of using a Kennel/Crate for your Dog

Written by Maria Stouffer, CPDT – Training Director at Playful Pups Retreat and Owner of Full Potential Dog Training We are continuing our Playful Pups Retreat “A to Z” in dog training series with information on the importance of using a kennel/crate for your dog.  Often in my private training sessions and in my puppy…

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What Does It Take to Run a Pet Care Facility?

Written by Laurie Yost, owner of Playful Pups Retreat Laurie and over 20 of their team members have obtained their Fear Free Boarding and Daycare Certifications through Fear Free Pets. She also holds the highest level of certification through PACCC (Professional Animal Care Certification Council) with a CPACO certification (Certified Professional Animal Care Operator). Did…

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Train the Dog – Just Do It!

Written by Maria Stouffer, CPDT – Training Director at Playful Pups Retreat and Owner of Full Potential Dog Training A motivational phrase made popular by the athletic company Nike to inspire customers to purchase their athletic shoes and create a healthier lifestyle through exercise!  It encourages people to take action without procrastination or hesitation.  The…

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Understanding the Link Between Human Energy and Canine Anxiety

Written by Laurie Yost, owner of Playful Pups Retreat Playful Pups Retreat is proud to be a Fear Free certified facility. Laurie also holds the highest level of certification through PACCC (Professional Animal Care Certification Council) with a CPACO certification (Certified Professional Animal Care Operator). Dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend, and…

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Mosha’s Journey Continues: Teenage Antics

Written by Laurie Yost, Mosha’s mom and owner of Playful Pups Retreat Playful Pups Retreat is proud to be a Fear Free certified facility. Laurie also holds the highest level of certification through PACCC (Professional Animal Care Certification Council) with a CPACO certification (Certified Professional Animal Care Operator). It has been a while since I…

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Training for Instinct in Dogs

Written by Maria Stouffer, Training Director at Playful Pups Retreat and Owner of Full Potential Dog Training Humans and dogs alike have natural instincts that just occur, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere.  To put it into perspective, if a human is falling, their instinct is to brace for that fall with their arm and hand…

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The Evolution of Doggie Daycare: Why Enrichment is Amazing for Our Canine Companions

Written by Laurie Yost, owner of Playful Pups Retreat Playful Pups Retreat is proud to be a Fear Free certified facility. Laurie also holds the highest level of certification through PACCC (Professional Animal Care Certification Council) with a CPACO certification (Certified Professional Animal Care Operator). In a world that is constantly changing, the pet industry…

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Traditional vs Enrichment Daycare: Which is Best for Your Dog?

Written by Laurie Yost, owner of Playful Pups Retreat Playful Pups Retreat is proud to be a Fear Free certified facility. Laurie also holds the highest level of certification through PACCC (Professional Animal Care Certification Council) with a CPACO certification (Certified Professional Animal Care Operator). When it comes to caring for your canine companion, you…

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The “How” of Dog Training…an Important Training Tip

Written by Written by Maria Stouffer, CPDT Training Director at Playful Pups Retreat and owner of Full Potential Dog Training As dog training professionals at Playful Pups Retreat, we are often presented with questions that start with “How.” “How” do I get my dog to stop barking at people or other dogs?” “How do I…

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