Dog Breeds for People with Allergies

Posted by: LaVonne Wilson | October 18, 2018 | Posted in Ask the Trainer, Dog Grooming

Being allergic to dogs doesn’t mean you have to completely give up on owning one! The trick is to choose from the breeds of non-allergenic dogs that don’t shed as much hair and dander. Non-shedding dogs are commonly referred to as hypoallergenic dogs, and they are a great choice for people with allergies. If someone in your house is allergic to dogs, consider getting these adorable hypoallergenic breeds:


1. Bichon Frise: These adorable little dogs are gentle, happy, and playful! Their hair continually grows and doesn’t shed, so regular grooming is important to prevent their hair from matting.
2. Labradoodles: This is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle has adorable curly hair that doesn’t shed! Their sweet personalities and friendliness make them a great family dog.
3. Maltese: Lively, gentle, loving, and trusting, Maltese dogs are devoted to those who care for them. They are very intelligent, good at learning tricks, and are great with kids. Most owners keep a Maltese dog’s hair groomed short to avoid matting. Maltese dogs are popular because they love to cuddle, are cheerful, and because they don’t shed.
4. Standard Schnauzer: Schnauzers are known to produce less dander than other dogs, making them an ideal breed for people with allergies. They are also very friendly and smart!
5. Yorkshire Terrier: Also known as yorkies, these dogs may be small in size, but they’re big in personality! Yorkies don’t shed, and aren’t notorious for drooling a lot!

These adorable breeds listed above are known for not releasing as much dander in the air as other breeds making them the perfect dogs for people with allergies. If you have any additional questions feel free to call Central Bark today!

How to Have a Safe Halloween with Your Pet

Posted by: LaVonne Wilson | October 11, 2018 | Posted in Dog Health

Halloween is a fun, exciting time of the year as children dress up and parade around neighborhoods seeking candy. However, it’s also a time to use precaution when it comes to our pets during the commotion of the holiday. To ensure that both your children and dogs enjoy a fun and safe holiday, please remember the following tips:


• Trick-or-treat candy is not for pets. All forms of chocolate are extremely dangerous to our pet’s health, and can even be lethal. Any Halloween candy with chocolate and artificial sweeteners should be kept in a safe place where your pets cannot reach it.

• Be careful with pet costumes. If you choose to dress up your pets, it’s best to go for a simple approach. Try to avoid elaborate, tight-fitting costumes with strings, ties, or belts as pets can become tangled in it and can have difficulty walking.

• Halloween decorations can be dangerous. If you like to decorate your home in the Halloween spirit, take into consideration what you will be displaying and where those decorations will be placed. Easy to reach decorations can easily be knocked over or can potentially lead to choking hazards, so be mindful on where you choose to put your decorations.

• Take the Right Precautions: If your pet tends to get skittish around large groups of people, you’re going to want to do some stress control beforehand. Make sure they have access to a comfortable, quiet place inside if they want to retreat away from the commotion. Inform your guests ahead of time that you have pets, and let them know if your pets are not so keen on lots of attention and cuddling.

If you have any additional questions about pet safety during Halloween, please give us a call and we’d be happy to help!