I've worked with a lot of dogs since we started to really get into the foster/rescue arena. Dogs of all shapes, temperaments, and energy levels. Through that experience, I have learned that bad things can happen faster than it takes a lightning bolt to hit the ground and I approach my responsibilites to my dogs… Read More It only Takes one Second
In recent weeks, we have talked a lot about how dogs learn and the effectiveness of positive reinforcement in building trust. But what happens when we have a problem behavior that, despite our best efforts, will not go away? First, we have to understand what is going on from the dog's perspective. One of the big… Read More What are you teaching your dog?
They say knowledge is power. This is especially true when we are "dog-proofing" our homes. Sometimes, products, that are perfectly safe for human consumption, can cause extreme illness or even death in our canine companions. The 13 products below(including some peanut butters) are specifically targeted as the most dangerous by the American Veterinary Medical Association … Read More 13 Common Items that Could Kill your Pet(and are probably in Your Kitchen)
These past 2 weeks have been insane. I narrowly avoided a dog fight, then, two days later, I was nearly attacked by another dog because his elderly owner had him on a retractable leash made for dogs a quarter of his size(he was ~60lbs). Not 5 minutes after that happened, I encountered an off-leash, full… Read More 5 steps for keeping your dog safe in public
There are a few different over-the-counter medications that can be used to treat a variety of different minor ailments in your dog. The caveat to using these medications is that the proper dosage is extremely important. We have scoured the web for veterinary recommendations for any human medicine that is safe to use for your… Read More Over-the-Counter medicine Dosage for Dogs(w/calculators)
Since starting this blog, I have become immersed in all things dog related. Everything from dog food to robotic dog toys to "set it and forget it" water bowls find their way into my timelines or inbox on a daily basis. It got me to wondering if someone, who had never owned a dog before,… Read More Two Dog Products I Won’t Live Without
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May 15th kicked off National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2016. Every year we are inundated with a tsunami of information from hundreds of different sources regarding the best practices for avoiding bites. For most, it is not immediately obvious what information is useful and what is just fluff designed to draw in readers using the… Read More Top 5 ways to prevent dog bites.
A dog is an amazing companion in our day to day lives. They are unassuming and will, pretty much, adopt the lifestyle of their owners. They manage to always be at our sides, regardless of what we are doing and that's one of the reasons we love them! But there are certain things, in… Read More 4 things you should be doing with your dog every day(and probably aren’t!)
It will be relatively rare for me to dedicate a whole post to a product out of the blue, but I had to make an exception. A few days ago was easter, and as K2 always does on holidays, she made the dogs an easter basket. We always raid the clearance bin for our pups… Read More The Holy Grail of Rope Toys