Some days the weather just will not cooperate with getting our dogs outside to play to burn off their energy. What are some things that we can do to help dogs fight the boredom of those days? Try working on simple obedience skills or manners. Even the best trained dogs can use a short session to refresh their skills. This also gives you time to work together and form a stronger bond with your dog. An indoor game of fetch may be good for your dog However choose carefully based on the room available, size

The human and canine bond

Where would we be without our furry companions? The connection between dogs and people has been around for thousands of years. Although scientists and historians debate the timeline for the domestication of dogs, the bond has clearly existed for a LONG time. It is interesting to look back at the development of this relationship. At one point, the connection between dogs and humans was a matter of survival. Dogs helped to protect humans (and later, livestock) from large predators. In return dogs were able to feed off the scraps left by humans. The origins of

Mental enrichment for dogs

MENTAL ENRICHMENT FOR DOGS Many of us have active dogs who behave so much better when they are able to get out for physical exercise to burn up their energy. They are less likely to get themselves into trouble (chewing, digging in the trash etc) if they are tired from physical activities like walks or playing ball outside. But what about times when it is cold or weather is harsh and your dog doesn’t want to stay outside long enough to burn off that energy? Or maybe your dog is dealing with a health issue


Nature Walks: there is more to it than meets the eye. It is more than a dog owner taking their beloved furry family member out for a stroll through the countryside or down the street; depending on where one may live. It is a mental and physical stimulation while it gives the opportunity to engage in socialization for the dogs. Researchers have conducted studies that show walking reduces stress and lowers blood pressure while keeping the owner and their furry friend happy. At the Pine Creek Pet Resort, we offer a unique experience, a side

Pet safety tips

You love your pets. We love pets. Life can be stressful enough without our pets getting sick or hurt. For that reason, we want to remind you of some things to help keep your furry family members safe during the upcoming holiday season (and all year around). Some foods can be toxic to pets. Foods to avoid giving to pets: Chocolate Grapes/raisins Onions, garlic Avocados Macadamia nuts, almonds, pistachios Anything with xylitol (often in candy, gum, and in some peanut butter) Although not toxic, cooked bones (especially from turkey and chicken) can splinter and cause

Diary from doggy camp

Dear diary: I hear someone coming. Oh good, it’s one of my kennel staff friends. Oooh oooh ooh. That means I get to go outside! So much fun being able to sniff and run around out in the yard. Pretty sure there were chipmunks running through the yard last night. I can smell them. Oh, yeah. Almost forgot. I need to go potty. My friend is back. That means breakfast! I love my breakfast. So glad my mom packed my favorite food. Mmmmmm, that was yummy. Ok, time for a bit of a nap. My

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