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Change A Pet’s Life Day:  How You Can Help

Change A Pet’s Life Day: How You Can Help

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Today is Change A Pet’s Life Day.  This day was established to bring focus to pet adoption, the plight of homeless pets, and inform people on ways to help. Want to help but aren’t sure what you can do?  Check out these suggestions: Ideas To Change A Pet’s Life Adopt I’m a huge advocate of […]

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  January 24, 2017   No comments
Sunny Obama: Series of Unfortunate Events

Sunny Obama: Series of Unfortunate Events

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I was very upset to see that the Sunny Obama dog biting incident trending earlier today on Facebook.  As the story was reported, an 18 year old White House visitor attempted to kiss (some sources reported pet the dog) Sunny, and Sunny bit her. Anyone vaguely familiar with dogs knows to NEVER get too close […]

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  January 13, 2017   No comments
How To Make Dog Training More Fun

How To Make Dog Training More Fun

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Dog training is something you should enjoy doing with your dog not something that you dread. Training with your dog can be exciting when the light bulb goes off and the dog grasps the new exercise. It is just as exciting for the dog as it is for the trainer. Change Up The Order One […]

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  January 10, 2017   No comments
2016 Pet Names: Most Popular For Dogs and Cats

2016 Pet Names: Most Popular For Dogs and Cats

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I found an article recently on teenvogue.com showing the most popular 2016 pet names.  Some of the names are the same for dogs and cats, but there are quite a few differences. The trend to name pets human names rather than the traditional Spot, Bowser or Fluffy continues.  Interestingly, you will probably see some of these […]

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  January 6, 2017   No comments
Tributes To My Friends: Audrey and Tippy

Tributes To My Friends: Audrey and Tippy

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Of all the posts I write in a year, this is always the hardest, writing tributes saying good-bye to friends that have passed away during the year. In 2016, I lost two friends, Audrey the cat and Tippy the dog.  These girls had a few things in common.  Both were black, both were friends for […]

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  January 1, 2017   No comments
Dog Behavior: 5 Tips To Avoid Dog Bite

Dog Behavior: 5 Tips To Avoid Dog Bite

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Recently, while visiting a longtime dog walking client, the dog bit me unexpectedly. A dog bite is quite painful, but as the new issue of Dogster magazine advises, there are steps you can take to stay safe: Proper Positive Socialization Before 16 Weeks of Age In my case, I don’t believe that dog that bit […]

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  December 26, 2016   No comments
Taking Holiday Photos with the Family Pets!

Taking Holiday Photos with the Family Pets!

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  If you have a pet, you know how important they are to your family.  Here are a few tips from petplace.com to make the most of holiday photos with pets: Plan early Decide when, where, and who will take the photo.  Get it on the calendar. Decide What Everyone Will Wear Consider the background […]

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  December 20, 2016   No comments
Dogs and Winter: It’s Tough On Them, Too

Dogs and Winter: It’s Tough On Them, Too

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When I headed to my doctor’s appointment this morning, I wasn’t planning to do any education.  As it turned out, though, I had an opportunity to educate the staff a bit on the issue of dogs and winter. I spoke briefly to the receptionist when I arrived, and the conversation came to what I do […]

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  December 8, 2016   No comments