Billions of dollars are spent every year on food, supplements and accessories for dogs. Small dogs are toted in their own designer purses and dressed with color-coordinated booties. Specialty toys encourage learning and training. Bottom line: gift ideas for small dogs can be a little overwhelming. If you are looking for unique and memorable gift ideas for small dogs, start … [Read more...] about Best Gift Ideas for Small Dogs and Their Owners
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People want their dogs to be social with other dogs. No one wants a dog aggressive dog, or a dog that is simply hard to handle around other dogs. But the truth is, that there are some socializing pitfalls that we owners need to address and understand prior to socialization. #7 Waiting Till Adulthood A lot of people get a puppy, and then life gets busy. Sometimes … [Read more...] about 7 Dog Socializing Pitfalls to Avoid
Stress is inevitable. We all suffer from stress. From where did I put my hair tie, to whether or not you know where the next meal is coming, all of these range on a scale of “stress”. Most of us can prioritize. For instance, I am not as concerned about my hair tie as I am about the fact that I have enough to eat and drink. I try my best not to “freak out” about … [Read more...] about Recognizing Stress in Your Dog Training
I get asked this question a lot. "Which dog breed is the best for kids?" Every parent wants the perfect dog for his/her children. But finding the perfect dog is sometimes hard. Nature vs. Nurture and Why I Don’t Often Recommend Puppies Dogs come in all shapes and sizes and temperaments, and I am a firm believer that temperament is inherently genetic. That is not to say … [Read more...] about Which Are The Best Dogs For Kids; and Which Breeds Aren’t?
I am not talking about talking dogs, although that would make an interesting conversation as well. I often wonder what my dogs would say about me if they would talk! Maybe that should be left to a private conversation without children ;) But, what does your choice of dogs small, medium, large HUGE and your choice of breed or mutt say about you? I have often marvel at what … [Read more...] about What Does Your Dog Say About You