Pend Oreille Dog Park

The “Little city with a big future” has its own dog park! If you live in Sandpoint you may not even be aware that there is a fully fenced dog park within ten minutes. All you have to do is go north out of Sandpoint on 95 until you hit Kootenai Cutoff (Walmart) and turn right. Go past Walmart until you see Pend Orielle Veterinary Services and park in their parking lot. The park is set back from the road and has a few trees where you will see everyone standing in the summers. If your hoping to meet other dogs and you have a dog that does well with others try going around 2:30 – 3:00 on a weekday and your bound to meet some other devoted dog owners.


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The Family Dog – Obedience Classes and Private Lessons

Glenna is the dog trainer/guru at Ponderay Pet Lodge with her own business: The Family Dog. Any one who has met her knows that she has had a lot of experience with dogs and has a knack for knowing where to draw the line and knowing what to do once you’ve decided where the line needs to be. She has a more traditional approach to training and has helped many families with their problem dogs, and even one family with a service dog. Continue reading The Family Dog – Obedience Classes and Private Lessons

Why did I take my girl to the dog park…?

I’ve been faithfully taking my ‘snarkileptic’ border collie female to the dog park for about a year around 4 times a week. It wasn’t until this seminar I really looked at my dog and thought “is this good for her? Does Ellie need to go to the dog park? Is her behavior improving because we go to the dog park?” My honest answers are all ‘no.’
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