Help! My Dog Doesn’t Work for Treats

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My Dog Doesn't Work for Treats

When it comes to dog training, almost every article you read suggests using food or treats as an incentive, especially with positive reinforcement training. Food is a great motivator for most dogs but every once in a while, I get a comment or email from a reader saying their dog doesn’t work for treats. What? How can it be that … Read More

2017 Pet Blogger Challenge and Reader Survey

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2017 Pet Blogger Challenge

It’s 2017 and I’ve welcomed in the new year with open arms! To be honest, I was ready to be done with 2016. Even though it was a tough year for my family, it was a good year for the blog and the Pet Blogger Challenge is a nice way to reflect on the past year by answering the ten … Read More

12 Ways to Help Your Dog With Holiday Stress

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12 Ways to Help Your Dog With Holiday Stress

Do you have a dog with holiday stress? Every year, Haley watches as I begin to drag out all of our Christmas decorations. Some are in the garage, some in the basement and others in closets. She’s a velcro dog, so she follows me on my many trips back and forth and all around the house while I gather the … Read More

Haley’s Holiday Giveaway!

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Haley's Holiday Giveaway

Congratulations to JoAnn Stancer from Sand Spring Chesapapeakes, winner of Haley’s Holiday Giveaway! It’s time once again for Haley’s Holiday Giveaway! We’ve had so much fun shopping and selecting this basket full of gifts for one lucky person and their pup. It’s a festive way to thank our awesome readers and spread some holiday cheer! It’s been a crazy year … Read More

What to Do If Your Dog Eats Turkey Bones

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What to Do It Your Dog Eats Turkey Bones

Every Thanksgiving I remember the year Haley ate an entire turkey breast carcass. Yes, she ate the entire thing! That might have been the first time she discovered the joy of dumpster diving in the kitchen trash can. With all the commotion around the holiday, I had forgotten about the bones in the trash can when we left the house … Read More

It’s a Piperoid Giveaway!

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Piperoid Giveaway

What’s a Piperoid, you ask? Why, they are the adorable, Japanese paper dogs you see above. They’re fun and easy to assemble. All you need is a pair of scissors and you’re ready to get creative transforming the paper tubes into your artsy, posable pup. So, get ready to enter our Piperoid giveaway! Kids and adults alike enjoy putting these … Read More

10 Reasons Why I Love Chewy.com

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Why I Love Chewy

Note: This is NOT a paid or compensated review, but a review of a company that I’ve purchased products from. I enjoy sharing information about companies that provide great value and service and you’ll always receive my honest and unbiased opinion. I’ve been ordering food and pet supplies from Chewy for quite a while now and I’ve been thoroughly impressed … Read More

An Easy Halloween Costume With Dog Safe Paint

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Skeleton Dog With Dog Safe Paint

I admit it. I shamelessly copied Bryn Anderson and her dog Nixe’s incredible Halloween costume idea. And since Haley already has the triangular shapes around her eyes from her naturally graying face, it just seems like it was meant to be. She’s going to be a skeleton dog for Halloween this year! But don’t let my lack of creatively stop … Read More

Dog Drive Types – An Outdated Theory?

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Dog Drive Types - An Outdated Theory?

Have you ever heard someone say their dog has a strong prey drive and wondered what they meant? After reading a lot about dog drive types, I understand why some dog trainers and behaviorists rely on them to motivate their client’s dogs. But just how useful are they? Can they really help you better understand and train your dog? First, … Read More

14 Things Your Dog Hates

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14 Things Your Dog Hates

We all know that most dogs hate fireworks, baths, vet visits, and dressing up for Halloween. But here are some other things your dog hates that might not be as obvious to you. Could you be irritating your dog and not even know it? How many of these things do you do? Even though we humans like hugs, most dogs … Read More