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Dear Cesar Millan | How Do I Prevent My Reactive Dog from Reacting?

March 3, 2014

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As you may know, I’m a huge fan of Cesar Millan.  I’ve taken some flack from others for my admiration, but I’m excited to know that I’m not alone in my admiration and I figure, to each their own. I know that I said that I wouldn’t allow Cesar Millan train my dogs, but I […]

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Dognition | Starting to Wonder if My Dog Loves Me

February 17, 2014

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I received a free membership to Dognition.  It’s a site that gives you a series of questions to answer about your dog and a series of games to play with your dog and when you’re done, you get a personality test that tells you all about your dog.  From there, you can compare your results […]

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A Dog Can Dissolve a Bad Mood in Seconds #RecipeForMoments

February 7, 2014

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This post is sponsored by Nature’s Recipe on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Nature’s Recipe for Moments on behalf of Nature’s Recipe, but just because I’m being paid doesn’t mean that I stop sharing information that is relevant to the Keep the Tail Wagging […]

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5 Ways Dogs Make Us Happy We’re Dog Lovers #MilkBoneLove

February 5, 2014

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This post is sponsored by Milk-Bone on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about The Say It with Milk-Bone Campaign; please know that I will only share information that I feel is relevant to you, my readers. Milk-Bone is not responsible for the content of this […]

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Dog Owners, Would You Consider a Fee Based Dog Park?

January 30, 2014

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Would you pay a fee to go to the dog park?

Recently, I read an article about a dog park that charged a fee and although I don’t think a place like this would work for us, because Rodrigo wants to dominate, I wonder if charging a fee to belong to a park would benefit dog owners who just want to go to a place and […]

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Our First Month with Littermate Puppies #GoodHomeStore

January 20, 2014

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6 things I learned our first month with Scout and Zoey It’s better to have new dogs adapt to our normal routine than for us to adopt to new dogs.  There will always be changes that will need to be made, but keeping our regular routine in tact kept the weekend from being stressful.  Routine […]

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Rubicon Days | On the Phone for an Hour with a Dog Lover

December 16, 2013

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Rubicon Days, Pet Blogger Gift Exchange

I’m a chatter.  I can talk forever and if the subject is dogs, then forever isn’t long enough. I’m participating in the Pet Bloggers Gift Exchange which gives us bloggers a chance to get to know another blogger and this is my first year participating.  I loved it.  The blogger behind Rubicon Days is a […]

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Leaving Your Dog with a Pet Sitter During the Holidays

November 14, 2013

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We haven’t been on vacation without our dogs.  This past year, we took separate vacations – I went to BlogPaws and Johan went to the Police and Firefighter Olympics in two states.  Romantic, right? We’re planning to go to Hawaii someday, but when I think about planning it, I get worried about our dogs.  Where […]

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Our Dogs Teach Us Daily the Importance of the Human-Canine Bond

November 13, 2013

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I love my Kindle.  One thing that our experience losing Blue reminded me is that the human-canine bond is a tangible thing that all dog lovers know about and can appreciate.  Losing Blue felt like a shot in the heart with a canon.  His absence is visible in our life every day.  This made me […]

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What is My Dog Telling Me When He Sniffs My Butt #LetsTalkBums

September 27, 2013

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dog nose, close up of dog nose

Disclosure: I am bringing this post to you through my partnership with Cottonelle, their new Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths, and sharing the news about their #LetsTalkBums campaign.” I take public transportation to and from work and on occasion someone will board the train who is smelly – smelly feet, smelly pits, too much […]

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AKC GoodDog! HelplineSM | Which Dog Will I Call About First? #AKCDogLover

September 24, 2013

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AKC Good Dog Help Line Testimonial

I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and the AKC. I received compensation for my time from the AKC for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine. We’ve had the AKC GoodDog! HelplineSM for a couple of weeks now and during that time I’ve been […]

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Why Dogs Lean and Other Ways Dogs Show Affection Towards Us

August 28, 2013

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Johan and Rodrigo, Dog Leaning, Why Dogs Lean

A couple of years ago I was at the dog park with our littermates, talking to man about the joys of dog ownership and his dog kept leaning on him and he thought that it was his dogs way of showing dominance.  I actually used to think this too and it may be the case […]

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