Lake Country Dog

December 30, 2016

Advantages to Hiring a Dog Walker

Advantages to Hiring a Dog Walking ServiceWe, at Lake Country Dog, believe that for dogs to be physically healthy they need to be mentally healthy as well – one cannot exist without the other! When a dog does not get enough physical exercise it can cause them to have anxiety or aggression issues – problems that do not occur naturally in dogs. A dog playing in the back yard does not provide enough exercise. They are, by nature, pack animals and, because of this, it is helpful to a dog’s mental and physical health for them to spend their days playing in large groups. It is in this “pack atmosphere” where dogs develop a hierarchy which helps them to understand who’s in charge at home with their human families! When we are walking the dogs we like to let them feel as though we are their “pack leader.” It’s reassuring to them to know
they don’t have to be in control and can be the follower. This allows them to avoid feeling any pressure and they can just enjoy the physical activity. 

Aggression is not a normal emotional trait for a dog – in nature they use aggression to compete for food/territory but NOT as an emotional response to a situation.
Aggression can be a sign that your dog does not possess a normal balanced state of mind and is in need of something to bring him/her back to his roots (dogs are born with a naturally strong and confident demeanor, it’s situations that humans put them in that cause them mental distress.) Also, any hyperactivity you see in your dog is a direct signal telling you that they aren’t getting enough stimulation during the day. This lack of stimulation can lead to many dogs experiencing separation anxiety during the day. When they are at home alone all day we find that dogs often have behavioral problems. At Lake Country Dog we are able to provide them a healthy atmosphere and give them the attention they require to keep them from chewing up your favorite shoes or the leg of your coffee table!

 

Contact Stacy TODAY to get your dog happy and healthy with a refreshing walk!  262-567-9663(WOOF)

 

 

April 24, 2014

What to Pack for Your Dogs Stay…

Please pack for Fluffy or Fido’s stay: Food packed in separate bags with their name’s printed on it for each meal. It’s important to pack their regular food as some dogs can be nervous and any change in their diet can cause them to be uncomfortable or get sick. If possible, it would be helpful to have a printed copy of your dog’s up-to-date vaccinations or have your vet’s office call our facility. Vaccinations not only protect you dog, but also protect other dogs at the facility. We must have proof of vaccinations prior to your dog arriving. Feel free to pack a couple toys and/or chews, your dog’s

Dog Boarding at Lake Country DogPlease pack for Fluffy or Fido’s stay: Food packed in separate bags with their name’s printed on it for each meal. It’s important to pack their regular food as some dogs can be nervous and any change in their diet can cause them to be uncomfortable or get sick. If possible, it would be helpful to have a printed copy of your dog’s up-to-date vaccinations or have your vet’s office call our facility. Vaccinations not only protect you dog, but also protect other dogs at the facility. We must have proof of vaccinations prior to your dog arriving. Feel free to pack a couple toys and/or chews, your dog’s leash, medication (if needed) and any bedding that may remind your dog of home is also very helpful. Keep in mind we can not guarantee that the bedding or toys come back in one piece (some dogs get nervous/excited and chew!) We provide bowls for your convenience. Please remember that the more emotional you are when leaving – the more anxiety your pet feels when you are gone! Dogs are GRRREEAT at picking up on your emotions and tend to emulate your behavior! The calmer you stay, the calmer your pup will be when you say goodbye.

April 24, 2014

Fresh Air Fun!

We now have a wonderful fenced in outdoor exercise area for the dogs to enjoy!! Fresh air and space to run. We are so excited to spend the beautiful Wisconsin days in and outside with your dog. At Lake Country Dog we separate dogs based on size and temperament to ensure a great day of play for each pup. Call today to schedule your dog’s first day of play!

October 28, 2013

About Lake Country Dog

About Lake Country Dog - Dog Walking, Grooming, Boarding and Day Care

Lake Country Dog offers some of the most beneficial services in dog care! At our facility, and visiting our client’s homes we offer a broad range of services; Doggy Daycare, Grooming, Boarding, & Dog Walking,  for the Oconomowoc, Ixonia, and Okauchee areas. Natasha Steinman founded Lake Country Dog, creating a facility of excellence.

In this day and age it’s very hard to dedicate enough time to your pets.  That’s why Lake Country Dog is here.  Treat your dogs right and let them work off all that energy with us so when you come home you have one big bundle of calm love waiting for you.  That’s why our legs are here working for your paws.