Show Me The Love – Rats

I know I’ve spoken about the importance of dog exercise before, but it bears mentioning again.  The other day, I was talking to a friend who told me his dog became destructive any time he left him home alone.  I suggested my friend physically exercise…

Ready. Set. Let’s Go! – Call Me Rudolph

Does your dog love to pull you around when you take it for walks?  Have you tried walking him on a harness, only to have him pull harder?  Then the sport of sled dog racing may be for you.  That is, of course, provided your…

Chester & Rodney – To Emma, From The Dog

A few days ago, I read an article about a 7-year-old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, named Emma Mertens.  On January 23, Emma was diagnosed with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare, inoperable brain tumor.  According to the Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Resource Network, DIPGs typically…

Getting To Know You – Hokkaido

The American Kennel Club describes the Hokkaido as “a dog of noteworthy endurance and dignity. His temperament is faithful, docile, very alert and bold. He also shows accurate judgment and great stamina.” He is a courageous and brave dog, bred to hunt bears and other…

Show Me The Love! It’s All Greek To Me

Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a commercial shoot in Manhattan with a lovely dog who had been flown in from overseas. I had two days to work with him before the three-day shoot. The dog is a celebrity in his country so…

Getting To Know You – Basset Hound

If you’ve ever seen a Hush Puppies shoe commercial, you are familiar with the Bassett Hound.  This breed is one of six French Basset-type breeds.  This short-legged scent hound originated in the sixteenth century.  Bred to hunt, Basset Hounds were used to drive small prey…

Chester & Rodney – Westminster Kennel Club Master Agility Championship

Another Saturday, another agility trial.  This one was very close to our home, so we were able to sleep in until 7:00 a.m.  We’re usually up at 5 a.m. on agility days, so this was a real treat.  We got to the trial at 8:30. …

Show Me The Love! Three Dog Bakery – St. Petersburg

If you’ve ever been to Disney World, you’ll understand how exciting it is for your dog to visit a doggy bakery.  I recently took my dogs to the Three Dog Bakery in St. Petersburg, Florida.  We felt welcome from the moment we walked in.  The…

Ready. Set. Go! Who Wants to Go For a Ride?

Most dogs like to go on car rides, but how can you keep them safe while traveling? Whether Buster is a 120 pound Great Dane or a 5 pound Chihuahua, there are many options to ensure everyone’s safety. Not every option is right for every…

Getting To Know You – Basenji

“Independent, smart, poised”, these are the three words that the American Kennel Club uses to describe the Basenji. This African hunting dog is of medium size; with males measuring 17” and females measuring 16”. Males typically weigh around 24 pounds and females around 22 pounds.…

Show Me The Love! Read Me!

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, dogs are able to read and interpret human body language and facial expressions really well.  But can humans understand their dogs?  Study your dog’s behavior. Pay close attention. Learn to read what he’s trying to tell you. You don’t…

Ready. Set. Let’s Go! Sink or Swim

Do you love the outdoors? Did you get a dog to go swimming with? Does it seem like your four-legged friend doesn’t like water? Well, fear not, it is possible to help him learn to love the water as much as you do – unless…

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