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Puppy Socialization during Covid-19

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA The critical socialization window for puppies occurs roughly between three and 16 weeks of age. Puppies in this phase of development are like sponges soaking up information about the world and learning …

Intense Times

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA We are living in some intense and stressful times right now (that’s why I wanted to use a chill photo of a doggy massage!). I …

Happier Vet Visits

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Does your dog dread going to the vet? Do you? We are here to help! There are several things we can do to make vet …

Practice Saying No

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Have you ever been walking your dog when someone approached and asked to pet them? You know your dog can be uncomfortable about new …

Let Them Sniff!

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Those of you who have spent, oh, ten minutes with me, know I love a good sniff walk for your dog. Sniffing is incredibly mentally …

Let’s Go 2020!

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA It’s 2020…can you believe it?! Ten years ago, Ann Waterbury opened New Dawn Animal Behavior Center. I came on board as an intern in 2015 …