Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch Blog

Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch Blog

Adventure Dog Ranch Boarding Dog Profile

by Thom McKinney on 09/23/15

              

Meet Sonny & Abby. Abby clearly wants to be Sonny's understudy!   This was a fun picture to take and very spontaneous.   Having so many activities for the dogs each day allows many opportunities for great action pictures or just some cute, natural poses.   I do take advantage of times when some of the dogs climb onto our "king of the hill" mound and have them sit or stand still and snap some photos.  It looks good with the mountain back drops.  These photo albums are created everyday for our boarding clients.  The albums are a chronicle of the day and allow our clients to see their dogs having fun!  It relieves our clients and entertains them at the same time!

Thom McKinney - Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch

 

4th Of July Holiday Photo Album

by Thom McKinney on 07/05/14

  

                      4th Of July Holiday Photo Album

        Meet Tallulah, Enzo, Sampson, and Emma!  They are just four of the wonderful boarding dogs that have joined us for the holiday weekend.    We also welcomed the first monsoon rains of the season this weekend.   We served our traditional BBQ grilled hot dogs as toppings for the dog dinner bowls on the 4th.   You can see pictures of the delicious hot dogs on the grill in the photo album.   There are also some pictures of the evening as the dogs relax on our comfortable dogs beds in our living room area.  It is always interesting that on the 4th of July we don't have any problems with the dogs getting frightened by the fireworks.   I am certain that this is because they feel much safer being together as a pack! 

Thom McKinney / Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch

Rita Ranch Pet Hospital Visits Adventure Dog Ranch!

by Thom McKinney on 05/20/14

 

 

                  Rita Ranch Pet Hospital Visits Adventure Dog Ranch!

     This week we welcomed Dr. Lani Krauss, of Rita Ranch Pet Hospital, and her wonderful staff to our dog boarding ranch! All the dogs gave them a warm welcome and we all enjoyed a hike in our hiking area! Dr. Krauss and her staff provide exemplary care for pets of all types to the Rita Ranch area and surround areas.   Dr. Krauss practices a philosophy that honors the human - animal bond; she and her staff strive to educate and involve their clients in the medical care of their pets.   Rita Ranch Pet Hospital.   Phone: (520) 624-6100

Granddaughter Visit Day At The Dog Ranch!

by Thom McKinney on 05/07/14

           

                Granddaughter Visit Day At The Dog Ranch!

      We always enjoy having our granddaughters come for a visit to our dog boarding ranch!  They enjoy spending the day with us and the dogs and they love to learn about the dogs;  they ask about the different breeds and want to know all of their names!   And they also learn about dog behavior - how they interact socially and what the many different body languages mean.   Spending time with us and the dogs has taught them how to behave around dogs and how to care for dogs.  It is important for children to learn how to understand dogs and appreciate their unique qualities and nature.  So they will grow up to appreciate dogs and be responsible dog persons themselves.

       You can enjoy the photo album that highlights our granddaughters recent visit by clicking here!

Thom McKinney / Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch

Meet Brooklyn - The High Jumping Poodle!

by Thom McKinney on 04/26/14

    

                  Meet Brooklyn - The High Jumping Poodle!

     Brooklyn has a goal in life - to dispel the myth that white poodles can't jump!   Of course, this is just a tongue in cheek take off from the famous movie starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, titled "White Men Can't Jump".   But my point is that many pure breed dogs come with stereotypes regarding their behaviors.  Some are based in fact and are true in general terms.  However, each dog is an individual and has a unique personality.  We have Labradors that come stay with us that don't like to swim, which is contrary to their breed.  And we have little terriers that are great swimmers!  We have Rottweilers that are outgoing and friendly and German Shepherds that don't bark at strangers!

         Dogs, like people, come with an inherent temperament and personality.  And to some degree, their early experiences in life can shape and form their nature.  Their core nature does not change but their ability to learn and respond in a positive or calm manner to new situations and stimuli can be greatly enhanced by early, consistent, and positive exposure to new settings and social experiences.  In dog training parlance, this is called "desensitizing". 

      Part of the services we offer at Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch, is our "dog socialization training".  This is a form of exposing dogs with limited socialization experience to a group of well socialized dogs and allow them to experience, over the course of a week, a number of positive social interactions with a wide variety of dogs.

      You can learn more about this service and our other services by visiting our website pages.   And you can see the recent photo album which features Brooklyn, and some of our other wonderful boarding dogs, by clicking here!

Thom McKinney / Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch

Scout the dog leaps for a lizard!
Scout the dog chases a lizard!
Scout the dog lives at Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch.
The Saguaro cactus at the entrance to Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch.
Lucy & Lincoln the labradoodles love dog boarding at Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch!
Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch Blog - where we like to talk dog!  
Rocket, Jasper, and Charley, boarding dogs at Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch, pose against the mountain backdrop!
two  boarding dogs in a barrel on the agility playground.
Tucson dog boarding swim races at Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch!
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