10 03, 2019

Three Rules for Creating Positive Associations for your Puppy

By |2019-03-31T13:57:51-04:00March 10th, 2019|

Anything you want your puppy to cheerfully accept as an adult—people of all kinds, animals, things, new situations—you must introduce them to often and in a positive manner in the first six months of his life. Then you have to make sure they stay comfortable with all these new things. To help your puppy make positive associations with new experiences, follow these three simple rules. Rule 1: Use Great Rewards Pair new experiences with something your puppy loves, [...]

9 03, 2019

Puppy Socialization Do’s and Don’ts

By |2019-03-12T11:48:22-04:00March 9th, 2019|

Socialization is the developmental process whereby puppies familiarize themselves with their constantly changing surroundings. It is how they work out what is safe and good as opposed to what is dangerous and not so good. Anything you want your puppy to cheerfully accept as an adult—people of all kinds, animals, things, and situations—you must introduce them to often and in a positive manner in the first six months of his life. Then you have to make sure they [...]

8 03, 2019

Puppy Socialization Safety Standards

By |2019-03-12T11:47:38-04:00March 8th, 2019|

When working with your puppy, always remember to be safe and sensible. To help give your puppy the best possible learning experiences while protecting them from harm, read and follow our Puppy Socialization Safety Standards. Work closely with your veterinarian and keep your puppy current on his vaccinations. Wait at least seven days after your puppy’s first set of vaccinations before you begin a puppy class or visit a new place. Until your puppy is fully vaccinated, avoid [...]

8 02, 2019

Our Assisted Canine Care Ward – A Very Special Place

By |2019-02-08T22:12:19-04:00February 8th, 2019|

Best Friends Fur EverSM has a passion for all dogs, but there is a special place in our hearts for our geriatric, post-surgical, and special needs dogs. We offer an Assisted Canine CareSM ward at both of our locations to care for these dogs for daycare and overnight accommodations. As owners of Best Friends Fur Ever, Pat and I have always adopted geriatric dogs into our home for the past 30 years. When we opened our first location [...]

15 01, 2019

New Best Friends Fur Ever/Blue Line K-9 Training Programs

By |2019-01-15T19:52:36-04:00January 15th, 2019|

Our NEW Best Friends Fur Ever/Blue Line K-9 Dog Training Programs have started!!! Whether you have a new puppy or a mature dog, our new Best Friends Fur Ever/Blue Line K-9 Dog Training programs enrich the life of your dog, and your relationship with your dog.  Are you ready to become more involved and enjoy your dog?  Call our Training department at (601) 255-7361, Ext. 832 for Joppa, Ext. 833 for Cockeysville to schedule your training evaluation. Learn more [...]