Dog Boarding Near Me Mt Pleasant SC

September 5, 2017

Dog Play Park

November 1, 2016

Just wanted to emphasize the special area we have in the area at James Island County Dog Park.

A great way to socialize your dog before you use a boarding kennel.


Dog Names at Mt Pleasant SC Boarding Kennel

March 23, 2016

Fido? Rover? Take a look at the newer and trendier dog names!

When you bring your new puppy or dog home for the neighborhood dog boarding kennel, you’re doubtless in search of a dog name worthy of your new pet. Fifty years ago, kid’s stories spoke of Spot, named for his distinctive spot of color. Fido was the quintessential dog name, a reference to fidelity. Rover? One who roams, as all dogs do.

These time-worn names have, well, been worn out. Today, people seek more descriptive names for man’s best friend. Names which bespeak your dog’s character and your own relationship with the rest of mankind, are now in favor. In fact, there is a field of study dedicated to names. It’s called onomastics.

Today, people who acquire a new dog, are no longer satisfied with the traditional dog names. Onamasticians report that there is a societal change of heart, whereby our pets gain a new dimension of the heart in their naming. Dog names, in particular, are more aligned with humans. We now tend to associate more of the human qualities with our dogs, and naming follows suit.

For example, our German Shepherd puppy might acquire the name ‘Wolfgang’ in honor of his German roots. A dog owner with macho aspirations, might name his pup ‘Spike’, or ‘Rocky’.

However, there’s a new trend in dog names, which more closely fits the onamastician’s observations. Today, approximately 70% of our dogs are named with  people’s names! From the onamastician’s viewpoint, this reflects a closer tie with our canine friends. Our dogs are indeed trusted friends, perhaps surpassing our human friends. Our dogs are family members, and the naming conventions prove the point. ‘Miles’, ‘Bailey’, ‘Wallace’ and other such upscale society names are becoming the norm in a certain age group. There are still the classic dog names, such as ‘Lady’, ‘Daisy’, ‘Rex’ and ‘Ginger’, which may never go out of style.

Naming your dog has become a psychological phenomena! Attributing a name for your canine friend in line with names of your friends is now, definitely, in. Alicia, Zoe or Cody might well be a neighbor’s name, one which you esteem, purely fitting for your furry friend. Why not?

The bottom line in a dog’s name is the suitability to that dog’s personality. If your best human friend is named GaGa, isn’t it a tribute to that person when you confer that name on your dog?

Now, what about Big Mouth, Sissy or Teeth Galore? It sends a whole different message. On the other hand, Sweetheart makes your heart melt. So it brings to mind, what’s in a name? Dogs are man’s best friend. Choose your dog’s name accordingly.

Adopting a Dog

February 6, 2015
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Adopt a Dog

The thing about adopting a dog from a pet shelter or Pet Keepers is that even if it’s kind of an orphanage for animals, and you’re adopting one so that you can give an animal a real home, as far as animals like dogs are concerned, when they have to leave the shelter behind that they’ve spent weeks in, they feel they’ve lost a home. For this reason, a dog that comes in from a shelter may have a bit of trouble adjusting. This is what you need to make sure of – that the adjustment process is smooth and that your dog begins to feel like he is part of a family again really soon.

Before you go in to pick your brand-new dog up at the shelter, it would be good idea to go in prepared with all the little things your pet will need on his first day home. Adopting a dog isn’t a whole lot different from adopting a baby, except that the needs tend to be different.

Adopting a puppy may be fun — you get to see how the little one grows up. The problem with adopting young is that you never know what you’ll get when your pet is all grown up. Adopting an adult dog, you may not know what kind of training he has had the benefit of already. But you do know the kind of basic temperament you’re dealing with. It helps you make a more informed decision. But you are familiar with the saying about teaching an old dog, aren’t you? You will have to give him time, whatever you wish to teach him.


Adopting a dog that’s grown-up isn’t fun for the first few days. A change of diet is almost certain to give your dog a bad case of diarrhea. Since that isn’t anything you’d ever want to deal with, try mixing a little bit of rice and boiled potatoes with his diet. That stops diarrhea in its tracks with a dog. You’ll need to give your dog a tour of your house for the first few days. You need to show him where his bed is and where his food and water are. And you do have to remember to take them out twice every hour to train him. Every time that he does go when he is taken outside, you want to be overly lavish with your praise.

If your new dog does have a bit of an accident somewhere in your house, that’s not a sign necessarily that he hasn’t been housetrained. Any dog could have an accident in new surroundings. You just need to give him time. If you should ever find your dog trying to relieve himself indoors, that’s not your cue to jump all over him or maybe punish him. Dogs don’t understand what the big fuss is all about. You really need to train him so that he understands what it is you want. He truly does not understand naturally.

You know that you’ve adopted him so that he can be your pet. He doesn’t even know what he’s here for. He doesn’t know that your home is his home now. So you need to anticipate these things and be a little extra sensitive. A great way to have him settle into his new life with as little friction as possible would be to take him to obedience training. In most cities, the Parks and Recreation Department offers dog training sessions. A couple weeks of this, and your dog will settle right in.

Remember, dogs are like very small children. They really need to be taught what is expected of them.

Solid Advice On How To Train Your Dog

October 16, 2012

All dogs need training, both to teach them useful behaviors and to discourage them from unwanted ones. These tips should help you train your dog.

Don’t start a training session if you don’t think you’ll be calm and patient throughout. You need to set an example of patience for your dog. Otherwise, your dog will become impatient and training will be unsuccessful. Some of these traits can be pointed out by your veterinarian.

You must correct you dog each and every time he misbehaves, as well as reward the dog for correct behavior. You will need help from everyone in the family to teach this. You must be consistent with dog training.

It’s best when the entire household is helping with dog and puppy training. When you involve everyone in the training exercises, the dog will begin to understand that he must obey the rules regardless of who issues them.

Try using special or unique treats during training to make your dog more interested. Training treats should not become confused with everyday treats, since training treats are meant to encourage obedience in your dog.

Teaching your dog to not tug and pull when on his leash is an important part of his training. When they walk properly, it makes both of you safer when you both go walking.

Don’t allow your dogs to pick and choose what they listen to. If you don’t have time to make sure a command is carried out, don’t give the command.

When you know that you need to be gone for a few hours, take your dog for a long walk before you depart. When you wear them out they become less apt to have serious issues of separation anxiety when you’re gone.

Your dog needs to understand how to go to a vet exam. Press your hands firmly over his body in the same manner that the vet will and offer him encouraging praise. Get him accustomed to being poked at, having his paws examined and teeth inspected in a friendly manner. Consider getting friends to help you out.

Mentally stimulate your dog if you want it to be healthy and happy. Among some of the best things for your dog are plenty of strolls in the neighborhood, chew toys and rawhide bones. If you don’t keep your dog entertained, they will make their own fun by wreaking havoc on your belongings.

Anyone who is potty training a dog should avoid “wee-wee pads”. These pads can leak, leaving behind invisible areas with the scent and enzymes from feces and urine that will attract your puppy back to the spot. Wee-wee pads also lead dogs to believe that anything in a similar shape is fine to use as an indoor bathroom. It is best to teach dogs that they are to go potty outside only.

Do not tether two dogs close to each other. This is due to the fact that they could become tangled in each others cords and end up injuring themselves when trying to get free. If one dog is larger than the other, it could accidentally tangle the cord around the smaller dog’s neck, causing it to become unable to breath, and possibly die.

Make sure you take your dog through a step-by-step process when teaching it anything complex. Take fetching the morning paper, for example. The first thing he must know how to do is hold an object in his mouth. Next, the puppy needs to learn how to find the object on command. After that, show him how the object should be picked up. Lastly, you should teach him to bring the item to you. If you break it down, your dog will understand the linear relationship of the behavior.

Your dog training program should incorporate at least a little fun. Keep your training sessions to a period of time that is less than 15 minutes. The reward system can be generous and filled with surprises. Dogs get a kick of compliments and praise. When the dog enjoys their training, they will listen better.

Refrain from playing tug-of-war with your puppy while you in the process of training him. These games along with chasing games and wresting games encourage the little pup to start biting your hands. Wait until your puppy is a little older before introducing rough-and-tumble games.

The only way to properly train a dog is with a positive and motivated attitude. Rewarding your dog when he performs well is an integral part of training. If you punish and use negative techniques to train your dog, you will scare him and he won’t care to make you happy.

When implementing discipline with your dog, monitor your tone of voice. Your dog can usually tell how you are feeling. It is okay to be stern when disciplining your dog.

Learn about other methods of positive reinforcement, rather than just offering treats. It does work to give dog treats when they learn a new behavior. Having said that, carrying treats on you 24/7 is not very likely. Replace treats with praise or physical attention, like petting your dog to reward desired behaviors.

Take a slow and considered approach to introducing animals to new environments. Make sure you take your existing pet into consideration before deciding to adopt a new one. In order to maximize bonding, a new pet will need a personality which complements the personality of the pet you already have.

When you are going to be housebreaking a dog, you should consider crate training. Crate training is most effective when you allow your dog out using a consistent schedule. Doggy day care is a great socialization technique. If you’re patient you will find a dog who has been crate trained will make less messes inside.

When you want to get your dog’s attention, you should only call the dog by his or her name. This will teach your dog to respond when you call, and will give you good control in possibly challenging situations. Use his name at least 10 times each day. Never use your dog’s name in association with punishment.

Dogs that are not trained will drive you crazy and can destroy your property. Apply the advice this article has given to you, and you will have the skills that you need to train your dog correctly.

Mt Pleasant Dog Park

Mt Pleasant Dog Park

Update on Dog Daycare Mt Pleasant

October 17, 2011

Just a quick post to let you know that we have built a new page a Dog Daycare Mt Pleasant. I hope you find it useful. There are a couple Dog Daycare Mt Pleasant links on the page for more information about Doggy Day Care.

Dog Toy for Mt Pleasant SC Doggy Daycare Boarder

November 19, 2010

Here a frequent Pet Keepers Mount Pleasant SC Boarding Kennel doggy daycare boarder demonstrates the proper way to requisition a  new toy for Christmans:

Mt Pleasant SC Boarding Kennel

April 2, 2010

Pet Keepers Mount Pleasant SC Boarding Kennel is now online at WordPress! When you visit our Mt Pleasant Boarding Kennel website, you will see our boarding kennel services and kennel staff. Please visit the site periodically, as we put up new dog boarding and cat boarding news and doggy daycare videos. Our supporting veterinarians include: Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital at 1217 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464