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 …

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 …

Happy Thanksgiving!

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA Thanksgiving is Thursday and it is a great time of year to reflect on what we are thankful for. In theory, we should always take time to …

Building Your Connection

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA This is my oldest dog, Chupacabra, who will turn 11 in February. She is my more sensitive girl, who is also reactive toward other dogs. …

Halloween Safety for Dogs

  By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Halloween is my favorite holiday by far (it also happens to be my wedding anniversary)! It is important that we keep our dogs …