How to Find a Dog Trainer You Can Trust With Your Pup

Whether you just brought home a new dog, or your current canine companion is exhibiting a concerning behavior, you need to find a dog trainer you can trust. The search for a well-trained, reliable dog trainer is harder than you might think. With so many dog trainers advertising their services on open sites like Yelp, you might find yourself entrusting your precious pup to … Read More

Shelter Dog Shopping Spree, Santa Barbara’s La Cumbre Plaza

Calling all animal lovers, animal rescue advocates, and shopaholics! This Sunday, August 25, 2013 marks the official GRANDE OPENING of the newly established Give a Dog a Home – ReTails Adoption Center at La Cumbre Plaza here in Santa Barbara. From 12:00 – 2:00 PM, you can join the adorable available adoptable doggies, along with the gracious, giving and dedicated volunteers who’ve launched this … Read More

Resolve to Help Keep Dogs in Homes and out of Shelters

Dear Inquisitive Dog Parents, The new year is officially here. For many, this means creating lists of resolutions with intentions of modifying one’s behavior. In honor of this tradition, my sidekick, Poncho, and I have decided to join in, talking about resolutions to help dogs stay in their homes and out of animal shelters. We encourage you to team up with us and add … Read More

Tips for Bringing New Dog Home to Meet Resident Dog

How to Play Mutt-Matchmaker Dear Poncho, Several years ago, I brought a new puppy into the family “to keep my older dog company.” That backfired because they fought constantly. The older one passed away a few years ago, but now I’d love to add another dog to my family. What is the best way to introduce a new dog into a family with another dog while avoiding … Read More

Before You Adopt a Dog, Preparing for Your New Pooch

Dear Inquisitive (& Expectant) Dog Parents, If you or someone you know intends on spending the pawliday season giving or receiving the gift of a puppy or adult dog, then yippee and woohoo! As a dog mom, I know how meaningful the human-animal bond is. I’m truly thankful each and day for the relationship my sidekick (Ringo) and I have. Speaking as a certified … Read More

New Class at Conejo Valley Adult School to Help Decide on Best Choice for Dog

The Inquisitive Canine is proud to announce they are teaming up with Conejo Valley Adult School in Thousand Oaks California to teach a brand new workshop on helping people decide on which dog to bring into their lives. Whether you’re thinking about bringing a canine companion into your life , or giving one as a gift you’ll want to attend this “before you adopt” … Read More

How to Play Matchmaker, Introducing New Dog to Resident Dog

Dear Inquisitive Canine, Several years ago, I brought a new puppy into the family “to keep my older dog company.” The older dog was a male Yorkie, and the puppy was a female Cockapoo. I intentionally bought a female because I knew that the male was territorial and thought he wouldn’t be threatened by a female. Wrong! I fed them separately. I gave lots of attention to the older dog, … Read More