How to keep your dog safe on the Fourth of July

Ahhh, the Fourth of July is just around the corner. It’s a great day to celebrate with family and friends. Patriotic colors, celebration, barbecue, and fireworks!!! While we might be having fun on this American holiday, we may have a dog who is less in a mood for celebration.   Did you know that more pets are lost […]

Effective Doggie Parenting Tips

As a child, I had many dog siblings and always wondered if there was a magic mantra to communicate with my dogs. Well, I mostly had about 8 canine siblings and 2 human siblings (all at once). So you can imagine the kind of mayhem it was. I got along really well with my canine siblings. It’s the human siblings that were a completely different world. Phew!

Helpful Puppy-Parenting Pointers

Throw that bowl away. Really? Yes, Bowls are ancient. Hand feeding your puppy is the BEST THING you can do. It’s fun and bonding and teaches the puppy that all good things come from you.

The Expectations Game

In our ongoing adventure of companionship with dogs nothing trips us up quite as much as our own unrealistic expectations.

Normal Puppy Behaviors

Bringing a puppy home is exciting, fun, challenging and confusing at the same time. We love our puppies like children BUT they’re not children – they are baby dogs and their behavior is purely instinctive and is motivated by their basic needs – sleep, food, water, attention and elimination.