Happy Hound’s Blog

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At Happy Hounds, we love what we do. Every day we strive to give our guests the most fun, the best care, and plenty of love. We want to share our knowledge about pups with you! Check out our blog posts for great tips, tricks and facts about man’s best friend.

How to Keep a Happy Hound: Post-Quarantine Adjustment
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As quickly as we all adjusted to a quick change of everyday life to a routine of staying at home; we will all soon be making another quick change. All of us will be heading back to work and picking … Read More

Healthy Treat Alternatives & Those to Avoid!
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Healthy Treat Alternatives & Those to Avoid If your dogs are like mine, they are often patrolling the kitchen while I prepare dinner hoping for something to drop and inevitably be gobbled up regardless of what it is. There have … Read More

Games to Play at Home with Your Pup!
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Playing new and rewarding games with your dog keeps them active mentally and physically. A dog that is learning and working is a real Happy Hound! 1. Hide & Seek You can hide in another room, behind a door, under … Read More

Boredom Busters for Your Pup!
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Looking for a way to keep your dog entertained for a bit while you hope on a conference call for work while quarantined? We have put together a couple of helpful ideas to try and take their attention off of … Read More

Welcome to the AKC Pack!
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AKC Announces Two New Dog Breeds in 2020 If there is one thing we know at Happy Hounds, it is that there is no such thing as too many dogs! The world-wide pack got a little larger this year with … Read More

Curing Your Dog’s Winter Itch
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 4 Easy Remedies for Itchy Winter Skin Have you noticed your dog spends extra time scratching at their neck, rolling themselves on the carpet, or rubbing against furniture in the winter?   Maybe you’ve noticed some dandruff on your hands … Read More

National Train Your Dog Month
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Canine Obedience Training Coming to Happy Hounds Hotel & Day Spa New and exciting additions will be making their way to Happy Hounds Hotel & Day Spa this coming year. Most notably, there will now be an extensive team of … Read More

Please ‘Paw’-Don Our Mess
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Starting in March, Happy Hounds Hotel & Day Spa will begin undergoing an exciting 2,600 square foot addition to our existing facility. This construction process, estimated to last roughly 4 or 5 months per the contractors, will vastly improve the … Read More

Things You Should Know – Understanding CBD Before Giving it to Your Dog
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Chances are pretty good that you’ve seen the latest craze sweeping the country, CBD. The natural product being infused into everything and touted as a potential remedy for everyone and everything – including dogs. However, there are plenty of things … Read More

How To Be The Best ‘Santa Paws’ to Your Pup
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Although the snow is falling it isn’t too late to get your furry friend something special for the Christmas Holiday. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year and whether you are shopping online or in a crowded … Read More

Don’t Get Cooped Up – How to Exercise Your Dog in Winter Months
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Unless you’re an avid skier or a Siberian Husky, winter might not be the easiest time to get outside and exercise. That being said, it does not mean you should just shrug off all physical activity with your pup until … Read More

Why You Should Ditch Your Dog’s Nail Clippers
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Are you noticing a louder click as your dog walks around on your floors? For any dog owner, the process of trimming nails is a difficult one that can result in scratches, anxious dogs, frustrated owners and the possibility of … Read More

Ruff Weather Inbound – How to Keep Your Pet Safe & Warm This Winter
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There is no way around it, winter is coming to Western New York and humans and pups alike need to brace for the snowy weather. Whereas humans can simply throw on an extra layer or some mittens to stay warm … Read More

6 Safety Tips for Your Pup To Enjoy Halloween
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Happy Hounds Hotel loves getting into the Halloween Spirit. With the spooky holiday less than two weeks away, here are six tips to keep you and your furry friend safe this upcoming Halloween. 1.) Candy is not for dogs! Whether … Read More

5 Benefits of Pumpkin for Your Pup
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Do you love the fall because it is pumpkin spice season? Well your pup can enjoy the flavors of fall too! We may wait for autumn to enjoy pumpkin-related treats, but our dogs can enjoy its many great benefits year-round! … Read More

Pup of The Month – August – Brewer
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Name: Brewer Age:He will be 2 in October! Breed: German Shepherd Favorite Activities: Brewer loves to go on adventures with his mama! Best Friends: North, Kodiak, Skye and Rocky.   Want to see your dog be the Pup of The … Read More

Pup of The Month – July – Bexley
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Name: Bexley Age: 1 year old Breed: Australian Shepherd Favorite Activities: Bexley loves to play fetch, go for car rides and long walks. Best Friends:Roxy and Stiggy!   Want to see your dog be the Pup of The Month? For … Read More

Pup of The Month – June – Carson
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Name: Carson Age: 3 years old Breed: Saint Berdoodle Favorite Activities: Long walks, walking onto the deck and looking at the lake, belly rubs, playing with his toy hedge hog, going to Happy Hounds to play with his friends. Best Friends: … Read More

9 Important Tips to Help Reduce Your Dog’s Stress During Firework Displays
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1. Make Alternate Arrangements For Your Dog If you plan on leaving for the evening or live very close to a fireworks display, consider making alternate arrangements for your dog. A couple options would be dropping your pup off at … Read More