Thursday, August 4, 2016

Upcoming Community Events: August 2016

By Cynthia Robertson

8/6: Woofstock DC
8/13: Canine Cruises on the Potomac
8/14: Animal Welfare Institute's Walk for the Animals
8/14: Summer Pet Olympics
8/27: Wags N' Whiskers    **Stop by the WOOFS! booth at Wags N' Whiskers!**

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Anxiety and Arousal

By Laura Sharkey
Originally published on

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with people about their dogs getting into trouble. Not little trouble like chewing up a shoe or stealing a sandwich. That’s easy stuff.  I’m talking about big trouble. Like biting the neighbor’s dog while on a walk or biting a friend who is over for a visit. The thing that most of these incidents had in common is a very high level of anxiety and arousal that precipitated the bites. So how does anxiety and arousal affect our dogs and what can we do about it?

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Meet the Daycare Team: August 2016

By Cynthia Robertson

WOOFS! has an awesome staff. So who are these people who choose to spend their days with the dogs? This month we are featuring Susan.