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Ask Crystal: Basic Cues to Help Excited Dog Behavior

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal,  I recently got a new puppy and overall things are going really great with him.…
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FarmHouse Fresh and Luna Blue Studio Supply Dog Beds

Blue Ridge Humane Society was the most recent recipient of the FarmHouse Fresh Dog House Fairies! FarmHouse Fresh donated 10 Kuranda dog beds through the Dog Bed Fairy program funded by the sales of their book, “Is it True, They Call You the…
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Ask Crystal: Responding to Growling

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, We just adopted a dog a few days ago and we are concerned about some behaviors that…
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Hot Weather Tips

It feels like summer has already descended in the mountains. Today is National Heat Awareness Day so we want to remind everyone of a few ways you can make summer temps easier for your pet! Did you know that young, elderly, overweight, and dark…
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Ask Crystal: Not Digging a Digging Dog

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal,  I am getting ready to do some landscaping in my back yard this summer. I am a…

Ask Crystal: One Puppy or Two Puppies Too Many?

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, I just adopted a 2-month old puppy that is so energetic and playful. She loves to…

Ask Crystal: Taking a Timid Dog out in Public

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, I really enjoying taking my dog out and about around town. I just got a new dog…

Ask Crystal: Pet Care Tips for While You Travel

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, I just adopted a dog from Blue Ridge Humane Society. I have a vacation planned for…

Ask Crystal: Snack Stealing Pup

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Hi Crystal, My pup is always jumping up on the counters and stealing snacks. We have tried telling…

Ask Crystal: 10 Rainy Day Activities for Your Dog

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, All if this rain has really put a damper on the exercise I am able to give my dog.…