As a pet parent, you always want the best for your furry family member. Whether it’s for a new puppy or continued care for your older dog, we know that providing them with their best life is a top priority. An important part is understanding the best dog care tips to keep them healthy and happy. 


10 Best Dog Care Tips


Safe Environment 

A safe and fun environment for your pup means peace of mind and the best quality of life. At home, make sure you have a set up for exercise, comfortable temperatures, and a place for potty and crate training. Don’t worry about when you’re away from home, either. The Good Dog Spot has boarding services to keep your pup in a safe and fun environment.


Quality Nutrition 

Feeding your dog a nutritious diet is an important aspect of keeping them healthy. Focus on wholesome ingredients that taste delicious and provide your pup with essential vitamins and nutrients. For suggestions, ask our staff about our favorite options and learn about our Treat of The Month for inspiration.



Like humans, dogs need plenty of socialization. Make sure to provide time to interact with other dogs as well as humans for emotional and physical stimulation. This is one of the most enjoyable dog care tips to follow. For a simple way to do that, check out our dog daycare playgroups.


Potty And Crate Training 

Potty and crate training is especially important if you have a new puppy in your home. It’s one of the ways to give your puppy the best life for the years to come.


Commands For Fun and Safety

For your dog’s safety – and to add in some extra fun – make sure to include command instructions into your routine. You can do this on your own or as a complement to the programs we offer at our Northampton or Chicopee locations. 


Exercise And Outdoor Fun

Adequate exercise is important for your pup. Now that spring has arrived, warmer temperatures mean lots of opportunities for exercise outdoors. Go on long walks, hikes, or just run around in the backyard. 


Bonding Opportunities 

Throughout your dog’s life, bonding and learning more about each other builds trust and enhances quality of life. Bonding is especially important for puppies, but all dogs (and humans) benefit. One way to incorporate bonding is through our Spot’s Tots program.


Visit Vet Regularly

Another simple dog care tip is to keep up with scheduled visits with the vet. This ensures your pup is up to date with personalized care, including vaccines and other routine services.


Regular Grooming 

Help your dog stay healthy and happy by establishing a regular grooming schedule. Use a self-service option or take advantage of our grooming packages at The Good Dog Spot. 


Enjoy Time Together

Finally, enjoy your time together! Spending quality time with your pet enhances both of your lives and provides ample memories that will last a lifetime. 

The Good Dog Spot provides services to help you provide the best dog care for your pets. Contact us today to learn more or to start your journey with us.

Call Us to book your spot (413) 534-1333

35 C North Chicopee Street Chicopee, MA 01020

139 King Street Northampton, MA 01060


Our Mission is to ensure pet parents’ peace of mind by providing consistent, compassionate grooming services and a nurturing, safe and fun environment for pets to socialize and grow through our daycare and overnight programs.

Chicopee hours

  • Monday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Saturday  8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday  8:00am - 9:00am
    & 4:00 - 5:00pm 

We are closed between 12:30-1:30 for lunch

Northampton hours

  • Monday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Saturday  8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday  8:00am - 9:00am
    & 4:00pm - 5:00pm

We are closed between 12:30-1:30 for lunch