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Fear Free Grooming: A Compassionate Approach to an Essential Service

Is your dog afraid of the groomer? Learn more about Fear-Free Grooming—a compassionate approach to an essential service.
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Setting Your Puppy Up To Thrive In Adulthood

Puppyhood does not last long, and it’s the most important development period in a dog’s life. While behavior issues can absolutely be corrected in adulthood, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

6 Signs Your Dog Isn’t *Quite* Ready for Day Care

Considering sending your dog to a day care program, but worried about how they’ll do in a new setting? Here are six signs that your dog isn’t quite ready for day care just yet.  #1: Wary of new things: Some dogs are wary or scared of new things.  It could be something as simple as going down stairs or as
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What is Day Care 101?

Thinking about sending your dog to day care, but not sure how they will do in a day care setting? Day Care 101 might be the perfect interim step for your pup.
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Operational Update: November 2020

Dear Customers and Potential Customers, This update is a follow-up to our June announcement of operational changes and precautionary measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of our precautionary measures announced in June remain in place, and we are grateful that none of our staff or their immediate families have been directly affected by the pandemic. The business
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Benefits of Dog Day School

Dog day care is an ideal option for busy professionals and those with busy family lives looking to ensure the well being of their dog while still maintaining productivity during the day.
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Everything You Need to Know About Dog Montessori School

If you’re considering enrolling your pup in our new Day Care 2.0, read on to learn the answers to five key questions about the program.
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How To Choose Your Doggy Daycare

How do you pick a good doggy daycare? We’ve created a comprehensive checklist for you to consider when evaluating your options.
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Operations Update – June 2020

Update: March, 15 2021: See the latest COVID Update Here. Please note some of this information may now be out of date.  Dear Valued Customer, Patrick’s Pet Care is still here, and we have many of you to thank for that, especially those who have maintained their subscriptions (some, without actually using our services), purchased gift cards, tried our virtual dog training
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Adventure Walks in Rock Creek Park

Book your Rock Creek Park Excursion today Rock Creek Park Excursions Does your pup need extra exercise while you work from home? As a new addition to our Dog Walking Services in the DC Area, we’re bringing back the famous “Rock Creek Park Excursions”. Rock Creek Park is a safe and dog-friendly area with paths, trails, and open fields that
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Do Small Dogs Need to be Walked?

Exercise is important for all dogs—it prevents boredom, stimulates the mind and encourages physical fitness. The Importance of Pet Exercise Routine exercise is a must for pups of all sizes (unless instructed otherwise by an expert); however, different breeds require different approaches.  Beagles, for example, need more exercise than other small breeds due to their heritage as hunting dogs. Some
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Top 5 Dog-Friendly Hikes Near DC

Dedicating time on the trail for you, your pup, and Mother Nature promotes health and happiness. We’ve put together a list of our top five dog-friendly hikes near D.C. that are sure to help you find your zen. Hikes are a perfect way to get outdoors with your best friend during the pandemic.  Before hiking, consider bringing:  Water bowl and

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