Joy Online – Summer 2024

Joy Online – Summer 2024

Joy is the quarterly magazine for Joybound People & Pets. With a gift of just $25 to Joybound, you can be added to our mailing list and receive Joy in your mailbox for one year! Inside This Issue From Our …

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It’s Your Legacy. Let It Save Lives.

It’s Your Legacy. Let It Save Lives.

Leave a legacy of love for pets in need with these tax-smart giving tools.  One of the Easiest Gifts to Make A bequest allows you to leave a meaningful and lasting legacy to transform the lives of pets and the …

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Thank You for Adopting a Dog from Joybound!

Thank You for Adopting a Dog from Joybound!

Congratulations on your new family member! Bringing a new dog into your home – and your life – is a big commitment with many benefits and joys. We are thrilled you have decided to take this step. Starting your relationship …

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Introducing a New Dog to a Resident Cat

Introducing a New Dog to a Resident Cat

When bringing a new dog into a home with an existing cat, taking a few precautionary measures and a bit of preparation can mean the difference between a future of peaceful inter-species cohabitation and years of strife. Plopping the two …

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Separation Anxiety Prevention

Separation Anxiety Prevention

Low-Key Departures and Arrivals During the 10-15 minutes before you leave the house, strive for a calm, neutral atmosphere. Avoid grand gestures of hugging, kissing, or petting with your dog.  If your dog has previously shown any signs of anxiety …

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Food and Resource Guarding (From Other Dogs)

Food and Resource Guarding (From Other Dogs)

Resource guarding, or the act of defending an item or access to an item, is a natural, evolutionary behavior. Even humans do it! Most of us understand that it is considered impolite to eat off of someone’s plate. You might …

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Say “Please”

Say “Please”

Dogs are very social creatures, but they live more successfully with us when they understand the rules and expectations. We can teach these things by rewarding them with things they adore: affection, exercise, treats, toys, whatever is exciting to your …

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Dog-to-Dog Introductions

Dog-to-Dog Introductions

Be Calm Most dogs look to us to give them cues about how to behave/react.  If we walk casually up to an approaching dog rather than pausing and tensing up, our dog is more likely to be casual about the …

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Don’t Let Your Pet Eat These Things!

Don’t Let Your Pet Eat These Things!

While our pets are pretty resilient, there is a surprisingly large number of common foods and plants that are toxic for our furry friends! If you catch your pet in the act of eating anything on this list, please contact your …

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Puppy Training & Socialization Classes

Puppy Training & Socialization Classes

Puppy Kindergarten Come and learn how your puppy thinks, along with crucial foundational skills (including potty training, not jumping on people, the importance of the crate, and basic obedience!) and how to create a good routine for your pup so …

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Canine Good Citizen™ Classes

Canine Good Citizen™ Classes

Prerequisites: Prior basic obedience class is required Upcoming Canine Good Citizen Classes Before your first class (or even before signing up), please view our training policies. These policies are design not only for your and your pet’s safety, but to ensure classes …

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Basic Obedience Classes

Basic Obedience Classes

Upcoming Basic Obedience Sessions Before your first class (or even before signing up), please view our training policies. These policies are design not only for your and your pet’s safety, but to ensure classes run smoothly and effectively. Remember, both for …

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