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Top 5 Ways Your Dog Drives Your Holiday Guests Crazy

Remember The smell of evergreens, the jingling of bells Everything was merry and bright on Christmas day, except... the family dog. Grandma had just arrived with a huge smile on her face, right when the dog came barreling through the house...

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All Natural Pain and Anxiety Relief for Dogs

If you’re thinking about the benefits of treating your dog with CBD, you’re not alone! CBD products have become increasingly popular for treating pain, anxiety and so much more in humans. Now pet owners are considering the benefits of t...

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Is Your Dog Experiencing The Back To School Blues?

Most of us are rejoicing by the time school season comes back around. We no longer have to worry about occupying the kids or arranging daytime childcare. It should be a moment of peace but the family dog isn't handling it as well. Without h...

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Before Bringing Home Baby To Meet Fido

After many long months you are finally ready to deliver your precious bundle of joy but you still have this nagging worry in the back of your mind. How will the dog react? With all of stress, hormones, and excitement looming through the air...

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Dog Aggression Isn’t Mean, It’s Mental.

When you take an afternoon stroll at one of Knoxville's wonderful parks, you are likely to see all sorts of dogs! Some may be happy and eager to greet people and dogs, others may be lunging, growling, snapping, and might have everyone takin...

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5 Ways To Entertain Your Dog In An Apartment

Apartment living can have your dog bouncing off the walls from time to time. Rainy days may be keeping you from your trips to the dog park or maybe your work schedule has you missing your daily dog walks. Having simple ways to keep your d...

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Is Your Dog Enjoying Apartment Life?

Every dog lover, who calls an apartment home, wants to know, is the grass really greener in the fenced back yard? Living in an apartment with dogs comes with it's challenges and can present all sorts of dog behavioral issues. Our Knoxville ...

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Howloween

Howloween is one of the best dog events of the year in Knoxville, TN. Howloween is a dog friendly, halloween themed event hosted by UT Gardens to benefit Young Williams Animal Center. You can walk your dog around the pet expo to find all so...

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Group Dog Training Classes at Ijams

Come and join the fun this summer at Ijams Nature Center for our NEW group dog training classes! There is something for everyone - whether you're a rookie or a long time client, you'll learn plenty of valuable skills in these group courses....

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Color Me Mutt 5K Color Run

Show off your true colors at this year's Color Me Mutt 5K Color Run at the NASCAR Speedpark in Sevierville! This fun-filled event includes a one mile run/walk (new this year) as well as the big 5K Color Run, so you and your dog can choose t...

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Leash Reactive Dogs

Take a quick jog or walk through any suburban neighborhood around dusk and you’ll likely see this common sight: Leash reactive dogs lunging at each other from opposite sides of the street, pulling and embarrassing the human walking with t...

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Ten Signs That Your Dog Is Bored

If most dogs had their way, life would be one long visit to the dog park. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. Most human dog owners have to work 8 or more hours a day, leaving your dog alone and up to his own devices. In many cases,...

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Gabel’s Story

Smart, Hardworking, & a Little Scared Gabel came into Young Williams Animal Center, scared and with an uncertain future. Soon after arrival, he was taken in the vet clinic to get the necessary vaccines and schedule his neuter. The st...

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Mardi Growl Pet Parade & Party

Join The Fun In Market Square Dogs and dog lovers alike in Knoxville eagerly await the 11th annual Mardi Growl Pet Parade and Party to benefit Young Williams Animal Center. Thousands of spectators will gather along the streets downtown K...

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Off Leash Training

Autonomy, Independence, & Freedom No, we’re not celebrating the Fourth of July – we’re talking about off leash dog training. When your dog is trained to safely roam off leash, you both can enjoy and explore the world around you...

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What Every Dog Lover Needs to Know

Be Positive, Be Successful Remember how happy you were as a child when you earned that bicycle by doing chores around the house? You might not realize it, but this was an example of positive reinforcement training and it works with both ...

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Stop Your Dog From Running Away

Boredom Busters: Breaking Bad-behavior Patterns Your dog has a good life. Car rides, treats, toys, walks and love fill her days. Then why does she try to run away each time the door is open? It’s a complex problem, but the answer is us...

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What Style Of Dog Training Is Best For You?

The Real Difference Take a trip to a dog park on any weekend morning and you’ll likely see a host of people interacting with pets. One might be slinging dog treats and singing praise; another might have their poor pup trapped in a pain...

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