Winter Activities in Reston VA and the DC Metro Area

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It’s officially 2016 and it’s hard to believe that fall just ended! It feels almost like yesterday we were slathering on sunscreen, hitting the beach and cooking on the grill but that time is now another 6 months away. As we embrace the cooler weather and everything pumpkin-spice related, you can take advantage of this…

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Top 5 Reasons to Try Dog Day Care

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An increasing number of dog owners are trying dog day care in northern Virginia. Dog day care presents an environment where dogs don’t get kenneled, they get lots of play time, potty breaks, and attention from staff. So why is dog day care getting so popular? Here are five reasons it’s worth trying: 1.  Your…

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If Dogs Ran Doggy Day Care . . .

April 18th is Pet Owner’s Independence Day. This a fun holiday for pet owners in which they can imagine switching places with their favorite furry friend. There’s no denying that we at Healthy Hound Playground are big fans of our furry friends, so this holiday has us quite excited! It has also got us thinking,…

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How to Evaluate a Dog Day Care Center

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All dogs require attention and supervision. The drawback is that it’s not always possible to provide the care yourself, especially with a busy work schedule. Leaving your dog alone at home is one option, but this can lead them to become stressed and anxious; dogs are social animals that need environmental stimulation, just as humans…

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Is Loud Barking in Kennels Bad for Your Dog?

Although there are lots of dog kennels and pet boarding centers in northern Virginia, dog barking can make some of these places far from pleasant for your animal. All it takes to understand the problem is to walk into a typical dog kennel. The raucous barking will be so loud that you have a hard…

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How to Choose the Best Dog Daycare Center

The saying that dogs are man’s best friend isn’t just an idiom – it’s a fact. Over 70 million people in America alone own at least one dog. Although there is a spoken language barrier between dogs and their owners, that doesn’t stifle the close relationship many people develop with their furry friends. It’s not…

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What are the Benefits of Doggie Day Care?

It is a human commonality to send children to day care for several reasons: work-related absences, social assimilation, behavioral development, learning advancements, etc. There is a long list of goals parents have when they send their little guys off to day care, most of which involve a desire to expose their kids to positive social…

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