1. Halloween Safety For Pups

    Halloween may be a treat-filled night for us but for many dogs the spooky far outweighs the fun. From eerie sights and sounds of lawn decorations and haunted houses to kids in costumes knocking on your door, it’s easy to over-stimulate even the most well-balanced and trained dogs. Sarasota Dog Wizard has a few tips to help ensure your dog has a stress-free holiday. Keep dogs inside. Though Hallo…Read More

  2. How to keep your dog safe this 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July! To many Americans, celebrating Independence Day means family, fun and fireworks. But for many dogs it’s one of the most stressful days of the year. While some are simply frightened by the noise of the holiday, others get anxiety from the flashing lights, crowds and general commotion.  In response to the fear they’re experiencing, dogs respond with a fight or flight reaction…Read More

  3. The Cost of Not Training Your Puppy

    If you recently got, or are planning to get, a new puppy you may find yourself overwhelmed with all the things you need. A new leash, collar, bed, toys, treats, vet visits ... the list goes on. Having a puppy can be a large financial investment and it's no wonder so many new puppy owners think putting training on hold is an option. But fact is, NOT training your new puppy can cost you a lot more -…Read More

  4. Why Your Well-Behaved Dog Needs Training

    We hear it all the time … “My dog is great so we don’t need training.” But most dogs with behavioral issues don’t start out that way. Triggers can come in the form of a specific event – a scuffle at the dog park or a near hit from a kid on a skateboard that leaves your dog scared – but more often than not, behavioral issues stem simply from boredom! A dog owner’s relationship with …Read More

  5. The Dog Days of Summer

    For many of us, summertime means fun! No school for the kids, family vacations, get together with family and friends, and more. But for dogs, summer can come with a variety of stresses and risks. Here are a few tips on how to ensure your pup stays safe this summer! Keep Them Cool Here in Florida, summer comes with hot temps and high humidity. It’s important to remember that dogs can’t sweat an…Read More

  6. Choosing the Right Veterinarian

    Our dogs are our best friends. When considering options for their veterinary care, the decision should be weighed heavily. There are many veterinary clinics available in most areas and you should to be sure you choose a doctor for your dog that you can trust and count on. After all, you're putting your dog’s health and well being in their hands! The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is…Read More

  7. The Importance of Object Socialization

    Behavioral issues in dogs can range from quirky things, like a pup that incessantly barks at the hair dryer – to more serious behavioral concerns, such as a dog that reacts aggressively when their owner picks up a broom. While the specific cases can seem very different, they are actually surprisingly similar: they are the result of poor object socialization during puppyhood. Our clients reach ou…Read More

  8. How to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on Leash

    Getting a dog to stop pulling on their leash is one of the most common reasons that dog owners reach out to Sarasota Dog Wizard for help. You see it more often than not: dogs are walking their owners, rather than the owners walking their dogs. Going for a walk is not enjoyable when it feels like your dog is pulling you faster than you can walk. It doesn’t have to be that way, though! Any dog can…Read More

  9. Why Dogs Bury Things

    Digging and burying objects is a common thing that dogs do. It doesn’t surprise us to see a dog burying food or a bone in the ground, but many people wonder why. Don’t forget that dogs haven’t always been domesticated. It is part of their instinctual nature to keep their possessions protected from other dogs and predators. In today’s world, dogs don’t have to rely on hidden food for surv…Read More

  10. Choosing a Diet for Your Dog

    It is undeniable that a dog becomes one of the most important companions in our life. For that reason, it is no surprise when loving pet owners reach out to Sarasota Dog Wizard for our advice on the best food to feed their dog. Choosing a healthy food is not as easy as it sounds given the abundance of choices that exist on the dog food market. With the added option of a raw food regimen, the world…Read More