Entries by Pet University

How to Prepare Your Dog for Holiday Parties

The holiday season and all the parties that go with it are swiftly approaching. If you’re a dog owner who’s hosting a festive get-together, you may be cringing at the idea. Even though you love having friends and family fill your home, your dog’s behavior leaves something to be desired. Never fear — with some […]

Choosing the Right Dog for Your Family

You’ve decided to take the plunge. You’re going to expand your family to include a dog. But choosing the right dog for your family takes some work. You must be honest about your family’s situation and you can’t be swayed by big, bright eyes. So, what do you need to consider?

How to Teach Your Dog the ‘Leave It’ Command

The world is full of tempting things for your dog — an ice cream cone clutched in a toddler’s hand, a bowl of cat food on the kitchen floor, a nest of baby rabbits in the garden, an open bag of organic fertilizer on the patio. These are all things your dog would love to […]

How to Introduce Dogs for a Peaceful Outcome

There’s a reason the old saying “you only have one chance to make a first impression” remains popular—it’s true!  First impressions can mean a lot for dogs too, so knowing how to introduce dogs is important.  Whether you are having a guest dog at your house, permanently introducing a new four-legged friend to your family […]

What is Blastomycosis and Does It Affect Dogs?

For many of us, seeing our dog run joyfully through a forest, farm, stream, or campground brings us as much joy as it brings them.  It is obviously very healthy for dogs to run and play, but there is a risk that all dog owners should know about. Blastomycosis is a fungal infection caused by […]

Understanding Kennel Cough

An update to our original post: PetU students who are receiving the Bordetella vaccination for the first time must receive it one week prior to boarding at PetU. This is for maximum protection for your dog as well as our other students.  For dogs who have received the vaccine prior and are getting a booster, […]

PetU Glendale: There’s a New Dog in Town!

With two campuses located in Racine and Milwaukee, Pet University (otherwise known as PetU) is not new to the Milwaukee area, and we are thrilled to have recently opened our 3rd campus – PetU Glendale. The newest PetU is located at 727 W. Glendale Avenue Suite 600 near the Sprecher Brewery.  We are open for […]