Are You at Risk of a Dog Bite?
All dogs can bite—and will, if provoked beyond their limit. Even the sweetest and cuddliest pet dog that no one would have expected to bite. It’s something we should all be aware of, whether we are dog owners ourselves or […]
By Carol Besler-Snell on 06/02/2016
How the Term “Socialization” Can Be Misunderstood
Sometimes people don’t clearly understand what “socializing” a dog means—or the benefits of doing so. Socializing means exposing a dog to a variety of dogs, people, and experiences so they know how to deal with new and different things. Socializing includes teaching a dog how to get along with strangers, other dogs, children and other animals as well.
By Carol Besler-Snell on 06/01/2016
The Importance of Dogs Having Work and Purpose
When I started this business in 2003, I created a mission statement, which is “to give dogs work and purpose.” The idea behind this is that when dogs come to Just Dogs Play Care, they are not just laying around […]
By Carol Besler-Snell on 04/29/2016
What I Learned Today from Pictures at Doggie Daycare
A journey through pictures to explain dog behavior.
By Carol Besler-Snell on 04/27/2016
5 Things to Look for In a Doggy Daycare
Maybe you are new to the Iowa City community and looking for a place to take your dog, maybe you’re moving and want to find a place just like the place your dog goes now, or maybe you’re just reconsidering your options now that there are so many more to choose from. Whatever your reason, taking the time to carefully examine your options—whether your need is doggy daycare, overnight dog boarding, or just a dog bath—is worth it. It could mean the difference between choosing the apple and the rotting banana!
By Carol Besler-Snell on 04/14/2016