News 2018-03-18T14:22:55+00:00

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  • Pet Friendly Garden

10 Tips for Creating Pet-Friendly Yards

Dogs love their outside time, and we love our dogs, so why not turn your yard into a puppy paradise? Here are 10 ways to create a safe and stimulating exterior environment for your favorite [...]

  • Dog Training Reward Markers

Why Train Dogs With Reward Markers

Sometimes anticipating a special gift is as much fun as opening it. That’s the way our dogs feel when we use reward markers (specific words or sounds) to let them know they’ve just earned a treat. [...]

Using Treats to Train Your Dog

Should I use treats to train my dog? As a professional dog trainer, I hear this question a lot, and the answer is easy: Yes! Definitely! Absolutely! Training with treats is a great way to [...]

Prevent Your Dog From Getting Heat Stroke

In hot climates, dogs are as vulnerable as humans when it comes to suffering from heat exhaustion, which can lead to permanent organ damage or death from heat stroke. While humans have an excellent temperature [...]

  • Dog Day Care Cascade Pet Camp

How to Choose a Great Pet Care Facility

How do you find someone you can really trust to keep your furry family members safe, healthy and happy while you’re out of town?  You’ve got more pet care options than ever—from well-meaning neighbors, to [...]

  • Dogs and Ticks

Tips for Protecting Your Dog Against Lyme Disease

Spring's warmer days bring more opportunities for hikes and outdoor adventures with our dogs. But it's also the time of year that ticks reappear, bringing with them an increased risk of Lyme Disease. Even a few [...]

Drawbacks and Dangers of Dominance-Based Dog Training

In my last post, I gave you the real facts about the popular, but entirely mythological, “dominance theory” of dog behavior. I explained that dogs aren’t really pack animals; they aren’t out to dominate anyone; [...]

Debunking the Dominance Myth

It happens all the time in my work as a professional dog trainer. I seldom finish a day at Cascade Pet Camp without hearing someone mention the words “dominance” or “alpha” in a conversation. I’m talking [...]

Studies Shed New Light on Spay and Neuter Recommendations

Science is always uncovering new knowledge, so it’s not unusual to find out that yesterday’s recommendations weren’t really the best advice after all. That non-fat, low-cholesterol diet we all thought was good for our health, for instance? [...]

  • Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue

Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue

At Cascade Pet Camp, we partner with several local organizations to make our community a great place for pets of all kinds. Every now and then, we like to highlight one of those organizations to [...]

Help Your Pets Stay Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

You likely know that winter is cold and flu season for humans, but did you also know that our canine companions get colds, too? Canine cough, or tracheobronchitis (often improperly referred to as kennel cough), [...]

Support Mt. Hood Meadows Avalanche Dog Program

Since the program’s inception, Cascade Pet Camp has been a proud sponsor of the Mt. Hood Meadows Avalanche Dogs. This isn’t simply due to our obvious canine connection. Cascade Pet Camp Director, Jenni Lott, is an [...]

  • Puppy

How to Socialize Your Puppy

Like children, young dogs need to be exposed to a lot of different stimuli in order to learn and to grow accustomed to changing environments. This way, they don’t become overstimulated and possibly agitated every [...]