Posts Categorized: Dog Smarts

Helpful Tips For The Big Night

After months of buildup, preparation and planning, it’s finally here. No, not the opening of our brand new 4th location in St. Peters (although we’re pretty excited about that). We’re here to talk about Halloween. You’ve got you and your furry BFF’s matching costumes, and you’re set for a scare-filled night of fun. But is… Read more »

THE HAPPIEST OF CAMPERS

Generally you only hear about campers when they are quote/unquote “not happy.” Well, if anything, dogs are not not happy. And when dogs go camping, they are ecstatic. It could be the wilderness. It could be the adventure. It could be all the new smells. But most likely, it’s because they’re thrilled to get out… Read more »

Sun’s Out Tongues Out

Summer showed up, and we noticed. Your dog did, too. And just as the Robin is the harbinger of Spring, the pools at The Watering Bowl are a sign of warm, splashy days of doggy daycare. If you haven’t seen them, it’s probably because you’re not a dog. If you have, we’re impressed that you’re… Read more »

Dog Smarts: Is It Spring Yet?

We get it. Spring has been a long time coming. But we’re almost 80% sure it’s here. And no one knows that better than your dog. As you take to your backyard and break out the barbecue pit, we thought we’d get a little perspective from our veterinarian friends on how to prepare for a… Read more »

Dogs Don’t Mind Homework

Butt Sniffers Academy is just like any other school, only it’s completely different. For example, the attendees of our four-legged institute of higher learning don’t seem to mind a little extra homework. In fact, they thoroughly enjoy it. That’s why the dean of BSA, Tracy Pritchard, devised a set flashcards to help students lock in… Read more »

Dog Smarts: Outside Safety

The weather keeps getting better as we edge toward the back half of summer. And while kids are thinking about school, dogs are thinking about getting outside. So, we thought we’d reach out to our old friend, Dr. Ed Migneco, to learn more about how best to enjoy the great outdoors with our best buddies.

3 Tricks For Introducing A New Dog

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.

Tracy’s Free Online Academy: Positive Reinforcement

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 »

BSA Free Online Courses: Demonstrating Value by Tracy Pritchard

Welcome to a new series from the dean of Butt Sniffers Academy, Tracy Pritchard. Tracy understands that training dogs often means helping their humans understand and communicate with their pups. BSA Free Online Courses are geared toward the two-legged part of the training equation. With deep insight and actionable advice, Tracy aims to help you… Read more »