Your Dog Is Not Your Baby

It’s time we stop saying our dogs are like our kids, and here’s why. First, I think it’s relevant to point out that I do not have or want children of my own. I have two beautiful teenage step-daughters that I love very much, and that’s simply enough for me in the kid’s department. I... Continue Reading →

Debunking Dog Training Myths

This article was originally featured in The Dog Dish Magazine. Positive training makes your dog lose respect for you. Through positive reinforcement training you’re not just teaching your dog how to do cute tricks. You’re actually teaching your dog how to understand you and how to communicate with you. A good trainer will also show... Continue Reading →

Traveling Without Your Dog

So you're going on a trip and you can't bring your dog... now what? Leaving your dogs behind can be stressful for both you and your pets. They have no idea why you're leaving or when you'll back. They're part of our families and we often wish we could take them everywhere. Plus, if you've... Continue Reading →

If Elephants Ruled the World

Imagine a world dominated by elephants. Elephants are larger than people, stronger, and in this world, far more intelligent. They control access to everything we need and love including our food, clean water and shelter. They keep us as pets, teach us things, feed, dress us, and even bathe us with their long trunks. But,... Continue Reading →

Safely Socializing Your Puppy

No one wants to be the person with "that dog". You know the one I'm talking about. The dog who barks berserkly at every single other dog on walks. The one who gets tense and nervous, or maybe even shows it's teeth and growls if another dog tries to say, "Hello." But how do you... Continue Reading →

Butt Chews for the Butt Chewer

Let me start by saying... I literally cringed just writing the title of this post. I love dogs, but boy oh boy do they have some disgusting habits! At the top of that list, in my humble opinion, is butt licking. And one of my border collies has taken that particular "pastime" to a whole... Continue Reading →

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