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Safe foods for your Dogs during the Holiday Season

Safe foods for your Dogs during the Holiday Season

Celebrating the holiday season around family and friends generally means there will be lots of food around. Sometimes we feel the need to share our celebrations with our dogs. If you feel the urge to pass some of the holiday food to your dogs, there are plenty of healthy choices to share with them! Below are some safe and tasty options: Plain sweet potatoes Plain boiled or baked potatoes Apples (apple seeds can be toxic to core the apple first) Turkey meat (no bones, no skin) Plain green beans...

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Halloween fun with your dogs and pups.

Halloween fun with your dogs and pups.

Halloween is around the corner and plenty to see and do with the great fall weather. If you’re looking to have some fun with your dog during the spooky season, it’s time to get creative. Here are some of our top picks: Your pup can dress up in a costume for Halloween! The options are endless; all you need is a little imagination and creativity, and no one will be able to tell that the adorable pooch who stopped by was actually your furry little friend.  Take your dog trick-or-treating with...

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Hot weather and dogs

Hot weather and dogs

Dogs, like humans, are sensitive to heat.  Summer high heat temperatures and humidity in Georgia may have dangerous effects on your dog.  Ways to help your dog: Avoid dog dehydration by keeping plenty of clean and fresh water for your dogs. If you exercise them keep it to a limit and watch their energy level. Make sure they have a shady area where they can relax. If heat is extreme, bring them in. Consider exercising them in the morning. If a dog is panting fast, drooling, lacks energy, or has...

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Dogs and spring allergies

Dogs and spring allergies

Pollen affects dogs just like it affects humans. Dogs may experience discomfort from allergy symptoms during the summer, fall, and spring seasons. Allergies may be caused by but not limited to pollen. Dogs may be allergic to weeds, plants, food, mold, flea saliva, and other environmental surroundings. Some of the allergy symptoms that your pup may experience are watery eyes, sneezing, itchy/flaky skin, patch skin, dirty/stinky ears, runny nose, and excessive licking. If you notice that your...

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Things to consider when buying a new house.

Things to consider when buying a new house.

Dogs are like humans. They have their habits and like their space.  Easing your pets to new space is important so that they can feel safe and comfortable. When looking for a house you may want to make a list of what is important to your dog too. A pet-friendly neighborhood can go a long way when your dog is on the loose, or if you are looking to socialize your dog.  The best way to find out if the neighborhood is dog friendly is to go for a walk with your dog on a Saturday to get a feel...

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Dogs, Music and Christmas!

Dogs, Music and Christmas!

Surveys and observations of dogs confirm that most dogs seem to love music. Of course, our dogs are so closely tied to our own moods that a happy human typically means a happy dog. An extensive survey in the UK confirmed that humans used music often to keep their dogs calm and happy. At Christmas and the Holidays, it's nice to find ways to keep our dogs calm in light of the more hectic pace and changes in routines. Music works for many. While it may be different for you, the following are the...

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Did you Know?

Did you Know?

Facts about dogs that are fascinating: 1. Dogs sense of smell is at least 40x stronger than that of humans. This is why dogs are often used in law enforcement and the military. Dogs are used to sniff people, drugs, and weapons, and explosives. Dogs can also sniff some medical conditions and alert their human friends. 2. Dogs sweat mainly through the glands in their paw pads where there is little fur. Dogs pant to regulate their temperature. Panting helps them evaporate moisture from their...

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Traveling with dogs in Decatur GA

Traveling with dogs in Decatur GA

Traveling with dogs may be difficult sometimes. The City of Decatur in DeKalb County Georgia is dog-friendly. In Decatur, dog owners (even those on "staycations"), can easily enjoy their time. Here are a few restaurants that welcome your pet: The Grove, Decatur, GA Universal Joint, Decatur, GA The Marley House, Decatur, GA Leon's Full Service, Decatur, GA Oak Grove Market, Decatur, GA Sushi Avenue, Decatur, GA Mojo Pizza, Decatur, GA Other dog fun activities in Decatur, DeKalb County GA Little...

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Training your Dog

Training your Dog

Training your dog can be a daunting task.  You will have to dedicate a lot of your time to train your pup properly and know what you are doing. If you are a first time dog owner, you probably have a lot to learn about dog training.  Smith Farms believes that obedience training is essential to having a positive relationship with your dog.  The sooner you begin training your dog, the better. Hiring professionals like us with the knowledge to do the job will save your valuable time and energy. ...

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Dog Training in Covington, Georgia

Dog Training in Covington, Georgia

Smith Farms Kennels’ professionals are top dog trainers in Covington, Georgia Smith Farm’s Board and Kennels offers two options for dog training in East Metro Atlanta including Covington and the cities in and near Newton County. Click for more on our Dog Board and Train Program. Our large existing facility, conveniently located close to parts in the area and East Metro Atlanta, allows us to work with many scenarios of training required. Smith Farms is able to train dogs to achieve pet owner’s...

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Dog Training in East Metro Atlanta Area Dekalb County, Decatur, Stone Mountain

Dog Training in East Metro Atlanta Area Dekalb County, Decatur, Stone Mountain

Smith Farms Kennels’ professionals are top dog trainers in East Metro Atlanta Area. Smith Farm’s Board and Kennels offer dog training in East Metro Atlanta including the cities in and near Dekalb county such as Stone Mountain, Decatur, Lithonia, and more. Click for more on our Dog Board and Train Program. Our large existing facility, conveniently located close to parts in the area and East Metro Atlanta, allows us to work with many scenarios of training required. Smith Farms is able to train...

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Fun at Dog Parks or Doggie Daycare

Fun at Dog Parks or Doggie Daycare

The benefits of Atlanta area dog parks are many! You and your pup have been stuck indoors during the cold winter. The warmth of Spring draws us back outdoors.  What better time is there to check out your community dog park?  Outdoor activities can contribute to better dog health and behavior.  Not only could the dog park make your furry friend excited, but it could also bring joy to you as well. Less Worry about Pedestrians while you are out with your dog Your community dog park provides an...

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Smith Farms Boarding Kennels – Group Training for Dogs in Metro Atlanta

Smith Farms Boarding Kennels – Group Training for Dogs in Metro Atlanta

Best Group Training for Dogs in Atlanta Group dog training on January 29, 2021! Thanks for all that joined us. Dogs may need reinforcement for previous dog obedience training, or just to meet up for fun with other dogs they trained with previously. We hope to see more dog teams check back in with us!Experienced dog trainers are available near you in the Atlanta Metro area. For group dog training please contact Smith Farms Boarding and Kennels at (770) 918-9808

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Holiday Fun with Your Dog

Holiday Fun with Your Dog

HOLIDAY FUN WITH YOUR DOG When we humans are busy during the holidays, our furry family members may be feeling a little left out.  There are plenty of fun things you can do to include your dog in the festivities of this holiday season!  Here are a few of Smith Farms' favorite holiday activities that are enjoyable for everyone in the family:             Say cheese!  Make special memories by including your pup in your family Christmas photos; Naughty or nice?  Have your dog’s picture taken with...

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Socializing an Older Dog

Socializing an Older Dog

Is your Dog Too Aggressive? Do you have an older dog that aggressively barks at other dogs and people?  Does your older dog try to attack other dogs?  Do you wish that you could take your older dog to a dog park or doggy day care to play with other dogs?   If the answer is yes to any of those questions, Smith Farms can help!  Can Older Dogs be Trained?   Have you heard the saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?”  Well, at Smith Farms, we know that’s not true!  Our expert dog trainers...

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Best Holiday Kennel Reservation Located at Smith Farms Boarding

Best Holiday Kennel Reservation Located at Smith Farms Boarding

Early Holiday Reservations for Your Fur Baby Smith Farms is now taking reservations for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  We recommend that you make your reservations early to ensure that your pup has a spot at Smith Farms Boarding and will be well-cared-for while you are away.   Smith Farms Provides the Best Dog Care At Smith Farms, we know how much you love your fur baby.  We know that you will worry about his/her wellbeing while you’re away for the holidays.  Smith Farms helps...

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Best Dog Care for When You are Away

Best Dog Care for When You are Away

We understand that your dog is a special member of your family, so when you go on vacation, a business trip, or other out-of-town excursion, you want nothing more than to him/her along. However, that is not always a choice when you are flying, the place you are staying does not allow pets, or your schedule does not permit. So, what do you do? Some people will inconvenience a neighbor, asking them to feed their dog and let him/her out a few times a day. While your pup would be home and fed,...

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The Importance of Socialization for Your Dog

The Importance of Socialization for Your Dog

If you want a well-mannered dog who behaves around other animals and people, then you should begin socializing your puppy. The best time to start is during the first three months of his life. Your pup will quickly learn to behave in a variety of situations and interact with different people and animals. The world is a new and exciting place for a puppy. The best way to acclimate your pup to the world is to introduce him to as many different types of people and environments as possible. A good...

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Tips for a Smooth Dog Adoption Transition

Tips for a Smooth Dog Adoption Transition

The first few days of having a new dog in your home are critical for both you, your family and your pet. Ensuring that the dog quickly becomes comfortable with unfamiliar surroundings, while learning the new rules depends upon immediately setting up a clear structure for your family and dog. Do your research. Make sure that you and your family want a pet. Discuss the conditions and responsibilities of each member of your household. Explore different dog breeds and try to identify which breed...

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Benefits of Dog Training

Benefits of Dog Training

Whether you have an older dog or young pup that is ready to learn new manners, obedience training can achieve those goals and make life for you, your family and your dog. In young puppies, early training prevents them from picking up bad habits that would be difficult to break. In older dogs, training can help curb any undesirable habits. Importantly, teaching dogs to drop items when you instruct them to or making sure they come when called are vital skills that could keep them out of harm’s...

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