Dogs Are People Too … Or Are They?

You might have already seen this article going around the internet. It explores some recent brain research that confirms what dog owners have suspected for years … that dogs are more human than they look.  While they don’t instinctively understand English, they do understand emotion. It also discusses the important topics of animal rights and […]

Thanksgiving “Turkeys”

Thanksgiving is approaching, and we’re thankful for our favorite “turkeys!”  Life would be so dull without them… Ah-CHOO! Trevor really wishes we’d WARN him before taking photos. Death by … stuffed duck?  Floki the kitten is so dramatic! Miss Matches the yellow Lab demonstrates how to safely ride in the car (not!) My cattle dog, […]

The Rules of Tug Of War

Training Tidbit for October:  You can try this at home! The Rules of War (tug-of war, that is) Lots of folks think tug-of-war is a dog training no-no; that it can teach your dog to be aggressive or “dominant.”  This is a myth!  When played properly, tug is great physical and mental exercise for your […]

Funny: Dogs who forgot how to Dog

It’s hard to be a dog, and sometimes they forget how to do it.  Good thing it’s so funny when it happens.  Dogs Who Forgot How to Dog No dog. That’s not how you ask to come inside.

I’m going to be a dog for Halloween!

Boo!  It’s time for some spooky fun!  And some of our favorite pets are getting in on the action! Riley the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel plays the Noble Steed for his evil Orc. Sandy the Yellow Lab cast a spell on anyone who met her, and knew how to work a camera, as well!   […]

4 Tips for Making New-Pet Introductions

         Trying to introduce another dog, cat, rabbit, or bird to your resident animals?  Avoid disaster and lots of stress down the road by following these simple rules. Go slow.  If you feel like you’re going too slowly, then slow down.   The goal is that by the time the animals meet each other, they are […]

Funny: Animals on Trampolines

Something magical happens when an animal comes across a trampoline … They just can’t stay off of it. Animals on Trampolines

The Latest in Scientific Field Equipment: Your Dog’s Nose!

NPR’s Morning Edition recently did this piece on how dogs are playing an increasingly important role in wildlife conservation and research.“So you have an Olympic-size swimming pool full of water and then you have an identical pool full of water to which you add a teaspoon of sugar,” Horowitz says. “They can detect the difference. […]

Back to school … for dogs too!

It’s back to school time … but unlike kids, dogs actually like going back to school! Molly the Aussie mix was so pleased to be graduating Basic Manners class, she wore her special headband.   Kalinda the Pit Bull puppy, on the other hand, chose to wear her special t-shirt   Baylee the Welsh Terrier […]

What to do when Off Leash Dogs run up to you

     Hello Off Leash Dogs. Meet My Friend Direct Stop. Ask anyone who walks a less than perfect dog “What’s your worst fear?” and they’ll all tell you the same thing: Off Leash Dogs (OLDs). “Don’t worry, he’s friendly!” … “Uh. Mine’s not!”  This blog has some absolutely priceless (and humorous) advice about what to […]

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