Self Care is Pet Care

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA We would do anything for our dogs. I know that about all of you, as well as I know that about myself. I have sat …

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 …

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’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 …

Holiday Safety for Dogs

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Here are our tips for a safe holiday with your dogs:   • Make sure your Christmas tree is anchored so it doesn’t tip …