Three Dog Bakery unleashed its first tasty treats for man's cuddly companion back in 1989 and now has legs across North America, China, and Japan. The quickly expanding barkery takes pride in providing all-natural, human-grade foods to doggies—foods that will help them live long, healthy lives while keeping them fit and promoting a positive Air Bud–esque self-image. In addition to fresh, baked-in-store goods Three Dog Bakery treats furry friends to prepackaged all-natural rawhides such as the vanilla rawhide braid ($4.50). To reward especially good behavior or console your pup after a nasty catfight, appeal to his or her sweetest incisors with some vanilla Lick 'n' Crunch ($5.65), apple oatmeal Roll-Over Rewards ($6.99), peanut Woofers ($6.99), or oven baked cheese biscuits($6.99).
Tammie Howe insists that it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks. In fact, at Behave Dog Training, she's designed a class specifically for older dogs that need to break bad habits, such as jumping on people, pulling on the leash, or begging to stay up late to watch Dog Whisperer. With more than 10 years of working with families and their canine companions, she often works with owners who are at their wit's end with problem behavior and relishes how pleased they are when they learn how to effect changes in their pups.
Good Pup founder and owner Patty Homer, who touts 20 years' experience in dog training, gets tails wagging with personalized, private lessons for all breeds of canines. Pooches learn to master commands such as sit, down, come, heel, yodel, and stay, and owners learn techniques that ensure results can be re-created outside the vacuum of Good Pup's training facility. Each of the obedience-training sessions can be scheduled at the owner's convenience, providing dogs ample time between sessions to play tug of war, go for w-a-l-k-s, and upload home videos of their owners chasing squirrels in their sleep.