Posts Categorized: Pet Lovers

Doggie Play Dates!

Do you sometimes feel a bit anxious in a crowd of people? Is your idea of a good time an evening shared with one or two close friends, rather than in a large group at a party? There are a lot of people like that. Truth is, there are some dogs like that too. Either… Read more »

How to Train Your Dog Not to Bite

Dog Biting Series Part II - How to Train a Puppy Not to Bite Puppies, like babies, use their mouth to explore their world. “Mouthing” helps them to learn. That’s why a baby will stick everything in its mouth. And that’s why your puppy does the same thing – including his littermate’s ear or paw! Ouch!… Read more »

Why do Dogs Bite?

Dog Biting Series Part I - Why do Dogs Bite? I can’t help it. No matter how many articles I read about someone being bitten by a dog, I take the dog’s side… at first, anyway. Unless these dogs are raised in a hostile, negative environment, or purposely provoked, I assume the person is at fault… Read more »

Pawternity Leave

Did you see the article in USA Today about the brewery that gives 1 week paid Puppy Parental leave, aka “Pawternity” leave, when an employee brings home a puppy or a new rescue? Aptly named, BrewDog, is opening a new brewery in Ohio later this year and will be the first company in the US… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Pet for Emergencies

I’ll never forget watching the scenes from Hurricane Katrina many years back. During the evacuation, families were forced to leave their pets behind because they were not allowed in the busses or shelters. People were rescued from rooftops of flooded homes desperately clinging to their pets, but Emergency Officials were not permitted to take the… Read more »

Living Naturally

I was out walking near a lake the other day and a couple was there with their Irish Setter and Poodle. The two dogs were happily running through the edge of the water, then high upon the bank, and then running as hard as they could towards the water, jumping in… Then chasing each other…. Read more »