Tag Archives: dogs

Letter From The Dog

Posted on: May 21, 2017 - 1 Comment

Since when does “just a minute” only apply to humans? We dogs say it too, except when we do, you humans get angry. You let us off the rope thing to go run around and play and then you ask us to come back at the most inconvenient of times, just when we are having the best fun – playing with other dogs or chasing small fluffies. When we don’t respond, you get mad and tell us how bad we are, but apparently you don’t understand that when we hear our name, look back at you and then continue with our game, we’re also saying “just a minute”. By the way…..how long is a minute?

Consent: It’s Not Just for People!

Posted on: February 7, 2017 - 1 Comment

Consent is a right of every living being. We expect to be asked prior to being touched. But we give consent to strangers to touch our dogs without asking the dog.

Nine Things That Dog Trainers Want You to Know [Part 2]

Posted on: September 8, 2016 - 4 Comments

Those of us who help modify dog behavior for a living have to try and not see things during the course of our daily life.

Why Does My Dog Eat Everything?

Posted on: April 19, 2016 - 4 Comments

Why do dogs seem to want to eat everything in sight, whether they’re hungry or not? Science has the answer.

Akila, a feral beauty once thought to be a wolf, learns how to love through positive training

Posted on: November 30, 2015 - 3 Comments

OK, let’s be honest here: Can positive training really work with an 11-year-old feral dog? Yes. Yes, it can.

5 Benefits of Walks with Your Dog

Posted on: September 29, 2015 - 1 Comment

Walking with your dog has so many health benefits. For National Walk Your Dog Week, here's 5 reasons to hit the pavement with your four-legged pal.

The Bloodstained Terrible Towel

Posted on: September 10, 2015 - 35 Comments

This was not the kind of behavior that our beloved Steeler organization would support. This is not the value system that we expect from the Rooney family.

5 Ways to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat

Posted on: July 6, 2015 - 2 Comments

From frozen treats to baby pools, we have some great ways to beat the summer heat with your dog.

{D.I.Y} Bone Ball Decor

Posted on: June 22, 2015 - 3 Comments

This would be perfect as a centerpiece at a shelter event, gala or like what we are doing, a doggie birthday party. We are going to teach you all, step by step, how to make some bone ball decorations.

Mourning a Dog

Posted on: May 4, 2015 - 17 Comments

Anyone who loves or has loved a dog fiercely understands the intense loss when a person's dog passes away.We love fiercely and completely and we need to view that as enough and not feel regrets for what we might have done differently to have our dogs in our lives longer. Dog’s lives are precious but they are far too brief and grief is the price that we pay to have so much happiness in our lives.

Make the Perfect Easter Basket for Your Dog

Posted on: April 3, 2015 - No Comments

The first and only requirement to make the Perfect Easter Basket is to make sure that the Easter Basket is full. Filled to the brim is acceptable, but of course overflowing is preferred.

How to Make an Easter Egg Hunt for Your Dog

Posted on: April 1, 2015 - 14 Comments

Baskets and egg hunts are two popular activities for Easter Sunday. Typically, the tiny humans have all the fun while our dogs sit back and watch. How fair is that?! I say it’s time we make a change. This year, let’s throw an Easter egg hunt for our dogs. When planning your egg hunt, remember Read More

Merseyside Police Seize and Kill Legally Exempt Dogs

Posted on: April 27, 2014 - No Comments

I am appalled at this latest story coming from Liverpool.  This is Breed Specific Legislation at its worst and yet another example of innocent dogs being taken away from their owners and euthanised without due process.  I support law enforcement in many ways but this kind of policing is barbaric, especially when many of the Read More

Easter Bunny Hazards and More….

Posted on: April 17, 2014 - No Comments

SPRING has sprung, well, at least for most of us!  The warmer weather has melted most of the snow and for us down south, we are already cutting our lawns.  The new season is loved by humans and dogs alike!  The sweet smell of the tree blossoms, the buzz of bees and the return of the Read More

Making Manners Fun: Counter-Surfing (Holiday) Edition

Posted on: November 25, 2013 - 3 Comments

With the holidays rapidly approaching, many dog owners are going to be faced with GREAT opportunities to work on counter-surfing with their dogs. As we have family over to celebrate the holiday season, there will inevitably be mouthwatering treats and other great smells out on the countertops. It’s so important to remember that our dogs Read More

Why Most Families Should Not Breed Dogs

Posted on: June 15, 2011 - 29 Comments

Breeding dogs for kids to witness the miracle of birth can backfire in many ways. In addition to contributing to pet overpopulation see what other unwanted messages it may unwittingly teach.