Because I’m apparently a glutton for punishment and I’ve decided sleep is for suckers, I have a new addition to my family.
Summer is here, and if you’ve got a fluffy dog they probably already hate the weather and you’re wondering how to help them. Depending on the type of coat they have, shaving may be a bad answer. Read More Defeating the Undercoat
Most dog lovers will at least consider having more than one dog at a time. Best dog buddies can be wonderful companions, but they can also exponentially increase your dog troubles. This is the good and the bad. Read More Pros and Cons of Multiple Dogs
Many people have trouble training good recall in their dogs because they don’t know how to offer the rewards their dog wants off leash. Trying to compete with squirrels and geese and other dogs with dry dog treats isn’t going to work with even the most food-motivated dog, but lots of owners don’t know what to do instead. Let’s look at some ways to improve your reinforcers when you’re competing with every smell and chase-able animal in the woods. Read More Reinforcing Good Recall
It’s funny how many people are shamefaced about the fact that they let their dogs sleep on the bed with them. I guess it’s one of those things that people don’t talk about. I can’t tell you how many home visits I did where prospective adopters confided that even though they said they would have a separate bed for the dog to sleep in, it was more likely that their new dog would sleep with them the same way all their other dogs had. Read More Do You Let Your Dog Sleep on the Bed?
Antlers can be fabulous long lasting chews for your dog, but like every dog toy or chew, they can also cause problems. Read More Antlers For Your Dog?
Spring is glorious and all the icky creepy crawlies are out enjoying it. Most pet owners are already worried about fleas and mosquitoes, but ticks should probably be higher on your list. Read More Tick Safety For Dogs
One of the most despicable and manipulative commercials I have ever seen was one for an antidepressant. The ad showed all of the ways people around the depressed person were suffering because of the depressed person’s condition. One of the ads showed a dog picking up a ball, only to look disappointed when he didn’t get to play. The implication was that your depression breaks your dog’s heart. Read More Your Depression and Your Dog