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The Scoop

There’s a lot going on at The Watering Bowl. Check back here often to stay up on the latest. And be sure to check our Facebook page to see how much fun we had at past events.

Clearing The Air With Hoffmann Brothers

Cleaning the air is probably more accurate. And we have Hoffman Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning to thank for helping us do just that.

They’ve been bringing their dogs here for years, and one day, they came to us and said, “You know, dogs have pretty strong olfactory senses.”

So, we promptly Googled “olfactory,” and the next time they came in, we responded aptly, “Indeed, they do have strong olfactory senses.”

“Well,” one of the Hoffmann Brothers replied after our reply, “you do such a great job of tending to all of their other senses, you may want to consider cleaning the air around them.”


Dog-Friendly Stomping Grounds

We consider ourselves fortunate that our cage-free canine community is nestled within one of the most canine-friendly cities in the country. It’s been noted over and over again. And we can’t say we’re surprised.


Free Training Evaluations

It’s bark-to-school time, and while you’re thinking about school supplies, haircuts and packing lunches, we thought we’d let you in on a special new program offered through Butt Sniffers Academy—another fine scholastic institution.

Free training evaluations are happening now with our dean, Tracy Pritchard.


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.

Dr. Edward Migneco of Hillside Animal Clinic


Every Dog Is An Outside Dog

Poodle or Pit Bull, Dalmatian or Dachshund, your dog wants to hang out with you. And they particularly love getting outside when they hang out.

We know because every day when we open those big overhead doors at The Watering Bowl, everyone comes charging outside to play. And the only thing they’d love to do more is get outside and play with you. (We asked.) (more…)

TWB Boomerangs

When employees stay with us for a long period of time, we know we’re doing something right. When they come back, we often hear exactly what it is that we happen to be doing right.

So, we thought we’d probe a little bit deeper to hear why our latest TWB Boomerangs came back. It is now our pleasure to re-introduce Cait Koenig and Justine Carlson to you and our pack at The Watering Bowl.

We’ll start with Cait.


Cait Koenig, back by popular demand


Tracy’s Free Online Academy: Creative Visualization

When a dog owner is seeking training help or advice, they usually come prepared with a list of behaviors that need to stop.

They will say things like, “I just want him to stop pulling on the leash” or “I wish she’d stop jumping”. Through our conversation they will also express their desire to use positive reinforcement as the primary training technique. Which is great for me because it’s my favorite.


Training Trainers

Butt Sniffers Academy, the four-legged institute of higher learning, offers free online courses for anyone who wants to earn extend their education outside of our Dog Grove facility.

Simply check out the dedicated YouTube Channel that we update on an ongoing basis. It features the Dean of BSA, Tracy Pritchard, dolling out knowledge in four minutes or less. Most classes are actually under two.


And The Hangover Goes To. . .

Wow, we had a lot of hangovers this year. In fact, we had over 300—making this year’s TWB Hangover Contest the most epic on record.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Hangover Contest, first we must familiarize you with the The Doggy Hangover itself. (more…)