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Wrigley’s Communication Journey

Written by: Stephanie Stone Edited by: Tandy Tiramai   Growing up Jaclyn Jenkins always knew she wanted to have a career with animals. Now as a full-time dolphin trainer in Miami, Florida, she has also taken on a new project with her Australian Shepherd, Wrigley.  “I turned my passion and experience in training marine mammals to training Wrigley,” she said. In January, Wrigley began his communication journey with Jenkin’s “Speech Button Project”. This involved purchasing recordable answer buttons, and adding simple commands like “outside”.  “My overall goal with these buttons is to truly see what Wrigley wants/needs/feels and better communicate with him,” she said. Although it has only been three months, Jenkins said Wrigley is so motivated to press the...

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West Coast Wag Co. Celebrates Women’s History Month

"My advice to fellow business owners is don't give up, rest supports creativity, always make time for things you love, and let go of competition and be yourself." - Tandy Tiramai, Owner of West Coast Wag Co. This blog post showcases three female small business owners within the pet business community.  Happy International Women's Day to all of the strong women kicking ass out there. We are rooting for you!

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Black History Month - The Impact of Dogs in the African-American Community

By: Stephanie Stone Edited by: Tandy Tiramai During the month of February, we highlight and reflect on the importance of the contributions and successes of Black Americans. Here at West Coast Wag Company, we promise to foster an inclusive and supportive community for all. In this post, we showcase three Black-owned pet businesses: Little L’s Pet Bakery, House Dogge, and Trill Paws.  Lenny Forde, Owner of Little L's Pet Bakery with his pups, Lilly and Lulu Source: @littlelspetbakery IG  Little L’s Pet Bakery became the first pet bakery in Brooklyn, New York in 2020. “I opened Little L’s Pet Bakery during the pandemic because I found that our pets have really been the ones that had helped us through this...

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Two Ingredient Valentine's Day Dog Treats

By: Stephanie Stone Although Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year for couples, friends, and even pets, there are still ways to show your love and appreciation in the comfort of your own home. The key to your dog’s heart (and stomach) this year can be a homemade Valentine’s Day-inspired treat!  With this quick and easy recipe, you can happily celebrate the Day of Love with your furry companion. Filled with healthy and beneficial ingredients including coconut oil and strawberries, your dog will not resist this dessert. Strawberries contain key nutrients like vitamin C and antioxidants, which overall benefit their immune system. Coconut oil also boosts your dog’s immune system, while attacking bacteria that causes tooth decay and stinky...

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Presidential Pups are Back

By: Stephanie Stone Dating back to Thomas Jefferson, Presidents have always had pets by their side to accompany them in the White House. However, former President Donald Trump did not. And now, with the Inauguration of the 46 President Joe Biden on Jan. 20, this cherished tradition is still going. From birds to dogs, Presidential pets have made their claim to fame capturing the hearts of Americans. Now, we are no longer in the dog house with President Biden's furry friends. The Presidential Pups are two German Shepherds, Champ and Major. On Jan. 24, they moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Major, who the Biden family adopted in 2018, is also the first shelter dog to be living in the White...

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