This past week, I've spent a bunch of time watching the weather channel. For some reason, they kept predicting thunderstorms in the afternoon. I think, overall, it rained for about five minutes, and I didn't see any thunder or lightening. While I watched, I noticed several areas of the country with major weather incidents. Tornadoes. … Continue reading Disaster Planning: The Dog Bug-Out Bag
Thirteen years ago, I had The Dog. Not just any dog, but the dog that was with me always. He was a gorgeous fox-red Labrador, aptly named "Rusty." He was the best dog. He could be anywhere and wouldn't steal or knock people over or do anything else excessively obnoxious. However, Rusty had one little … Continue reading Keeping Dogs Safe in Hot Weather
Welcome to Summer! It’s the time of year when families spend more time outdoors than in. Summer brings barbecues, beaches, sunsets, and walks. Summer also brings one of the most disgusting creatures on the planet—ticks. It’s bad enough that they get on people, but when they get on pets, you can’t always see them under … Continue reading Preventing Ticks – 5 Things You Can Do This Week
You made your decision. Your family will be adding a puppy to the mix. Congrats! Puppies are so cute, and so much fun. Your family needs to housebreak your new puppy, otherwise he might not stick around. Follow these 7 tips to housebreak a puppy in no time at all. #1. Get a crate. I … Continue reading 7 Fabulous Tips to Housebreak a Puppy
Ooh, Congrats! You’re expecting! That’s awesome! But your “first baby,” your dog, never lived with babies. Babies and toddlers are fragile little beings, hell-bent on mayhem and chaos. My son’s allergic to dogs, but still won’t keep his hands off them. Most dogs need some specific training to feel comfortable with a new baby, but … Continue reading Baby-Proof Your Dog with These 7 Easy Steps
Oh, such a touchy topic. Every time someone’s dog tears up the house, the phrase “Separation Anxiety” comes right out. Pet owners hate separation anxiety. Dealing with a dog that trashes the house, screams, defecates and urinates all over the house, can cause so many problems. Problems between spouses, repairs, vet bills, and ultimately the … Continue reading No-Fail Strategies For Fixing Separation Anxiety
You’ve got a new puppy, and you know that it’s super important that he comes to you when you call him, no matter what. You’ve had dogs before, but none of them had a rock-solid recall, and you want this puppy to be different. Puppy training is actually really easy! Here’s my top tips and … Continue reading Puppy Training: Teaching a Puppy to Come
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