Spring is almost here. And that means a lot of dogs are finding new homes. Whether you picked up a puppy or adopted a rescue, you are now on a new and fantastic journey. Here are three simple guideposts to help you build a rewarding relationship with your new best friend.
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If we could translate a dog’s Sniff Around experience into English, turn it into a video and condense it to four minutes, we think it would go a little something like this. (Dogs are surprisingly appreciative of the philosophical underpinning of The Watering Bowl.)
By Tracy Pritchard, Dean of Butt Sniffers Academy Positive Reinforcement training has become very popular in recent years because of its “dog friendly” approach. Though many humans find it undesirable because of the need to carry food or some sort of reward, one factor that doesn’t seem to be resonating with people is that positive… Read more »
True, we were founded on socialization. The pack mentality ingrains discipline and purpose—especially in a cage-free environment. And Butt Sniffers Academy sprung from that same idea. We combine socialization and healthy instruction to bring dogs and their owners closer together. Just ask Tracy Pritchard, our dean. She could go on about it all day. But… Read more »
There’s always that kid in class. The overachiever. The stay-after-class-and-wipe-down-the-chalkboard brown noser. Well, as it turns out, we have several of those at Butt Sniffers Academy. Ever since we announced our Extra Credit program, eager-to-please pups have been signing up left and right.
We opened The Watering Bowl over half a decade ago with the dream of ingraining ourselves in dog culture and expanding to more locations in and around St. Louis.
It takes a lot to open a new location. It takes time and energy and long nights and more than a couple coats of paint. But when it does finally open months and months later, and the dogs start coming in, it’s an amazing reminder of why we started all this in the first place…. Read more »
There’s a lot to be excited about with the new location at 5215 Manchester Avenue in the newly minted Dog Grove neighborhood. It’s big. It’s convenient. It’s not that far from the new Ikea, so you can drop your dog off while you go shop for more furniture for your dog to enjoy.
And we have, too. It seems like every day we are fielding suggestions for opening a third location. “We need one over by me.” Or, “I wish there was another Watering Bowl closer to where I work.” Well, we completely agree. And we’ve been working to find the perfect location for over two years now…. Read more »
The last school bell has rung, and we all know what that means. Swimming pools, playing outside and spending a lot of time with friends. And that’s not just at The Watering Bowl doggy daycare and boarding. Kids are doing it, too. Well, that got us thinking. What if there were a way for kids… Read more »