What’s Your Pet’s Pet Peeves?

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What's Your Pet's Pet Peeves?

I have a few pet peeves when it comes to people and these three are at the top of my list. Here’s what’s strange. I know it’s not their fault, but noisy eaters bother me the most. Ironically, I don’t mind watching or listening to Haley crunch food or chew with her mouth open. As a matter of fact, I … Read More

Dealing with CCL Knee Injuries in Dogs

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Dealing With CCL Knee Injuries

Unfortunately, what I’ve been worrying about for years has happened. Haley recently ruptured her CCL. If you don’t know what the CCL is, it’s the cranial cruciate ligament, equivalent to the ACL in our human knees. Her knee problems started about three years ago when she stretched the ligament. Even though it tightened up after a few weeks of limited … Read More

How to Make Your Dog Howl

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How to Make Your Dog Howl

I’m sure I’m not the only person who’s howled at my dog, hoping she would join in and howl along with me, right? Some of you might have dogs that like to howl, like scent hounds or wolf-like dogs such as huskies, but Haley’s not one of those dogs. No matter how much I sacrifice my self-respect in attempts to … Read More

What Drives Your Dog Crazy?

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What Drives Your Dog Crazy?

You know what I mean, it’s the thing that turns your normally sweet, obedient dog into a crazed lunatic. It’s the thing that renders your Sit and Stay commands totally useless. It’s the thing that triggers the “Game On!” mode inside your dog’s brain. For some dogs it’s squirrels, for others it may be laser pointers but usually there’s something … Read More

Haley’s Picks for the Best Treat Dispensing Toys

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The Best Treat Dispensing Toys

Note: This is NOT a paid or compensated review, but a review of two products that I purchased for my own use. I enjoy sharing information about products you may like or find useful and you’ll always receive my honest and unbiased opinion. When do we use treat dispensing toys? Uh, pretty much every day! If you haven’t tried any … Read More

How to Teach Your Dog the Down Command

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How to Teach Your Dog the Down Command

Do you wish your dog would lie down and relax on command? Whether your dog is begging for food, obnoxiously sniffing or jumping on guests when they walk through the door or getting under your feet while you’re trying to cook dinner, sometimes you just want them to lie down and calm down for a little while. Once you teach … Read More

How to Teach Your Dog the Off Command

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How to Teach Your Dog the Off Command

It’s amazing that some of the easiest commands to teach a dog can also be the most useful. Got a begging dog panting in your face? Is your dog about to roll in something nasty in the yard? Did you accidentally drop a pill on the floor but your pup thinks it’s a treat? Don’t worry, the Off command comes … Read More

Sock Cop Meets Vicious Dog on Periscope

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Sock Cop Meets Vicious Dog

The title of this post probably means nothing to you unless you’ve been hanging out on Periscope lately. If you’re really confused now and are asking yourself “What the heck is Periscope?”, let me explain. Periscope is a free mobile app that was recently purchased by Twitter. It’s been out for a few months now and it allows you to … Read More

Searching for the Best Dog Ball – One World Futbol Review

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Searching for the Best Dog Ball - One World Futbol Review

Note: This is NOT a paid or compensated review, but a review of a product that I purchased for my own use. I enjoy sharing information about products you may like or find useful and you’ll always receive my honest and unbiased opinion. What dog doesn’t like a ball to chase, right? There are more dog balls and toys on … Read More

Max’s Guide to a Dog-Friendly Yard

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Max's Guide to a Dog-Friendly Yard

Meet Max! He was one of our family dogs when I was growing up. Max was a master of destruction both inside the house and outside in the backyard. He was an expert on landscaping, or maybe I should say re-landscaping from the way he liked to tear out rose bushes from the roots and destroy them, thorns and all! … Read More