What I Learned After I Hit My Dog

What I Learned After I Hit My Dog

One night, before Rodrigo and Sydney were 2 years old, I was playing with them in the living room. The dogs were allowed rawhide chews back then, because they needed something to curb their chewing drive and I couldn’t find anything else that was affordable that...
Tip on Stopping Incessant Barking

Tip on Stopping Incessant Barking

Last month I wrote about reducing barking. When our pack starts barking at a stranger, they sound scary. If they’re alerting to a critter, then their barking pitch becomes ear splitting. I can get pretty damn annoying if it goes on for a long time, so although I...
Keeping Our Littermates Happy with Variety

Keeping Our Littermates Happy with Variety

One of the arguments for switching to raw dog food is that no one wants to eat the same meal daily.  Makes sense.  I sure don’t (although I do have a Starbucks raspberry/lemon parfait at least 4 days a week). Our dogs eat turkey at most meals, but I switch up...
Things We Do that Annoy Our Dogs

Things We Do that Annoy Our Dogs

Last week, I was reading an article, 11 Things Humans Do that Dogs Hate, and it made me think of the times when we annoyed our dogs.   We have an easy going pack, but we do get on their nerves every now and then… Rodrigo He doesn’t like it when I blow in...
My Dogs Kiss Me, Because They Love Me

My Dogs Kiss Me, Because They Love Me

I remember when I first realized that I judge people harshly.  We all judge, but when it comes to dogs, I try to keep an open mind.  A dog trainer and I were talking about the wonders of puppy breath and this woman stopped and said “ewwww, I wouldn’t get close enough...
The Day I Found a $3,000 Bulldog in Marysville

The Day I Found a $3,000 Bulldog in Marysville

In an email chat recently with fellow blogger and dog lover, Lindsay of ThatMutt.com and DogID’s blog, I was reminded of a day when I came across a gorgeous, very intact male Bulldog roaming around a busy country road in Marysville. Everyone was slowing down to...