Rocky’s Viewpoint

Rockys Viewpoint

A blog for people who treat their dogs better than family

Crate Training A Puppy

There is a lot of stigma around crate training a puppy. We’re giving you rules to follow if you decide to do so. Rocky’s Retreat is a doggie daycare and boarding facility that has experienced pups of all different breeds, sizes, ages, and training backgrounds. We don’t discriminate and we respect that pups come from…

CBD oil is the newest trend in holistic pet health, yet many pet parents don’t quite know what it is. Here’s a quick breakdown along with some of the benefits.

If you plan on ringing in the New Year with your pup, there are some things to keep in mind to ensure that everyone has a good time…

Anxiety in their dogs is a common problem many dog owners face. This time of year is particularly bad for dogs who have noise phobias. We also deal with it regularly, especially in a boarding situation. In fact, we just had an older dog stay with us who was so anxious during her entire stay that we basically held her for a week.

One day last week, we had a new potential boarding client come with her 2 year old great dane. When they came through the front door, the dog started barking and lunging at me, despite the fact that I wasn’t looking at or otherwise engaging him. A bit later, I bent over with my side to the dog to get some business cards for the owner and the dog lunged at me getting very close to the side of my face, all the time barking. I could feel his breath on my cheek. I wasn’t doing anything that I believed was confrontational.

I have never been a cat person, probably because I’m highly allergic to them and can’t have them in my home. If I touch one I have to wash my hands immediately. If I’m in a room with one, in no time at all, I can’t breathe. I’ve always thought they were cute, but I don’t know a lot about them.

My dog Yankee, a golden retriever, jumps on people.He does it to me when he’s excited, when he greets people who come to my front door and when someone has something in their hand that he thinks he must have. I always figured it was a golden retriever thing because Rocky did it as well,…

On my recent annual vet visit, I discovered that my 8 year old dog Yankee’s thyroid is on the low side of normal, despite the fact that he doesn’t exhibit any of the typical symptoms.

Not of great concern, but because he doesn’t present known causes, I couldn’t understand why he might this might be happening until I learned about the potential problems with dog collars.

I’ve noticed over the last six months or so that my dog Yankee has developed some anxieties. At Rocky’s, if I put him in the office with his pal Beau, he starts scratching at the door wanting to come out and be with me. He’s never done that before. He’s also started to develop some storm related anxiety, a very new development.

Does your dog have any behavioral issues such as anxieties, noise phobias, obsessive behaviors, or aggression?Is your dog older, or does he carry emotional baggage from earlier in his life?Does he have physical issues such as skin problems, arthritis, allergies, or other conditions?If so, these conditions and more can be helped using Essential Oils.As a certified animal…