One Dog, Or Two?

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Are Dogs & Kids Just Mirrors of Our Own Energy?

So... my boyfriend has been insisting that we get a shock collar for the love of my life. (No way. Ever. Not gonna happen.) When I went searching for kinder options, I was floored to find myself looking in the mirror.I should preface this blog by saying: I don't have kids. Unless you count my three pups, which I do. Let me introduce you:...more

Canine Obesity - What You Need to Know

Canine obesity is a serious problem affecting an estimated 54% of all dogs and cats in the U.S.Research suggests that as little as 5 lbs. can put your dog at risk for serious medical conditions. (Association for Pet Obesity Prevention)Think about this-...more

General Exercise Guidelines for Dogs

Making sure your dog is getting the proper amount of exercise is crucial to his health and happiness.Because dogs have a lot of energy they need stimulation to deter them from engaging in sometimes destructive behaviors that can often times be corrected.The solution? Develop a consistent exercise routine. Factors that determine how much exercise a dog needs:Age, Size, Breed, Health, and Individual traitsKnow your breed and understand your dog’s individual needs!...more

6 Simple Ways Your Dog Can Focus Less on Food

If your dog is constantly begging for food, there is a good chance he is overweight.Even being just slightly overweight can put your dog at risk for serious medical conditions.A dog 5 lbs. over his ideal weight is at risk. (Association for Pet Obesity Prevention)We know what you’re thinking, but what am I supposed to do? I work all day, and when I come home, I’m tired.  My dog just wants food, so to keep him happy I give it to him....more

Smell Confessions

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A Letter From the Dog

Dear Mom,When I joined the family, I was the only child. You called me your furbaby. Life revolved around me.I went everywhere with you and Dad, as long as dogs were allowed. Vacations, family gatherings, trips to Petco--I was right there, wagging happily by your side.When you had a longer work commute, you hired the best of the best dog walkers. She visited me, walked me, played with me, and gave me a treat while you worked, reassuring you that I was lovingly taken care of in your absence.I went to the groomer every three months, never a day late....more

Finding Bella

Bella, a scrawny black lab mix, was the first dog I'd had since becoming an adult. She came to me after being hit by a car and subsequently having surgery to amputate one of her legs. She was friendly and energetic and good company. I loved her. ...more

Leaving The House

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AllAroundDogs  Don't give up hope--spring is on the way!more

Using Prong Collars Incorrectly Is Dog Abuse!

Yesterday, while driving to meet up with some friends for dinner, I noticed a woman walking a black dog who was probably about 50 pounds with a prong collar on. Now, I will say flat out that I am not against prong collars. When used by someone who knows what they are doing and doesn't use too much force, prong collars are an excellent training tool, especially when working with a large dog and a little person. However, this woman was definitely NOT using the prong collar correct. How do I know just by the split second I saw them? The woman was also using a flexi-leash....more