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Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

Those of you who have been following me on twitter or chatting it up with us on facebook know that I’ve made the switch from commercial pet food to healthy home cooked meals. My dogs are very grateful for this change, and they prove this to me as they wag their tail when I prepare their food, and smile at ... Read More »

The Alpha Roll

The Alpha Roll

The Alpha Roll is a way to punish your dog after he has done something wrong. You roll the dog onto his back and hold him there until he completely submits. The alpha roll is intended to show your dog that you are the ‘Alpha Dog’ or “Leader of the Pack’ and that he must submit to your authority. Many ... Read More »

What is Dog Training

What is Dog Training

Dog training is basically the process of teaching a dog to react to certain commands with behaviors tailored to those commands. The most commonly used commands are “sit”, “lie down”, “stay”, “come” and “heel”. Other basic dog training areas include teaching a puppy to relieve itself outside or “house training”. There’s also crate training and obedience training. There is behavior ... Read More »

Doo Doo Don’t Don’t Dog Waste and Its Place in the World

Doo Doo Dont Dont Dog Waste and Its Place in the World

Everybody poops It’s just a fact of life. Every living creature on this planet must consume food to survive, process that sustenance, and then flush out the waste byproducts. Kids giggle at the mention of it. Adults keep the subject locked away and mark it as taboo. Animals don’t really seem to care about it as long as they can ... Read More »

Dogs and Newborns

Dogs and Newborns

My mom loves to tell the story of how I, her darling 2 year old daughter, refused to talk to her for 2 whole weeks after she brought my new baby brother home from the hospital. At first, I thought he was fun to play with, but after a couple of days, I decided that it was time for him ... Read More »

Be Careful What You Train Reshaping a Cue

Be Careful What You Train Reshaping a Cue

“Lilly!” I said sternly as I pointed to the living room “Out of the kitchen!” Lilly is a Siberian Husky with ninja stealth capabilities. Whenever I was cooking or baking in the kitchen, she wanted to be near me, but that often meant that she’d sneak up on me while I was putting something in the oven, opening the fridge ... Read More »

Are you sure you want a dog

Are you sure you want a dog

Okay, seriously … do you REALLY want a dog? This may sounds like a stupid question, but it’s still worth asking. If you’ve ever decided to create a search for the word ‘dog’ on twitter, you’ll see a tons of people, ranging from teenagers to lonely bachelors and bored housewives declare to the world “I want a dog!!!” Sure, the ... Read More »