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On December 26th the sky fell… Or so Kyra thought.
Kyra is going to a couple of Christmas parties with me this year (as she does most years), but I’m leaving her at home for New Year’s Eve. In all truthfulness, I stay home with her on New Year’s Eve or have a family member stay with her. She has attended a New Year’s Eve party with me in the & Read more �
Did your dog join you for Thanksgiving dinner? Mine did. After sleeping the morning away while I ran the Turkey Trot, she was ready to go by afternoon. Her good manners won her an invite to Grandma’s house and she didn’t disappoint. A well-behaved dog is a joy to have around. Christmas is right around the corner and teaching your & Read more �
You never know what you’ll get when you bring a rescue dog into your life. He may blend in with your family seamlessly or you may be in for an adventure.
PetSmart Charities is hosting its third adoption event of 2010 this September, and it’s a great chance for you to fall in love with a new pet and save a life. The PetSmart Charities Second Chance for Love National Adoption Weekend runs Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12 at all 1,160 PetSmart® stores in the United States and Canada. & Read more �
Teaching your dog to roll over is a fun easy trick. To start training this, grab some yummy treats and take your dog to a quiet spot, preferably with some carpet or a rug (it can be uncomfortable for some dogs to roll over on a hard floor). For this trick we are going to use a technique called shaping, & Read more �
In 1992, the International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) introduced International Homeless Animals’ Day® and Candlelight Vigils. The focus of the day is to bring to light a global tragedy that we’re all too familiar with – homeless-pet overpopulation. Each year, ISAR reserves the third Saturday of August to commemorate the day and to promote new campaigns, programs and ideas & Read more �
I walk my dog at the park most every morning. We are out there in all sorts of weather. In Texas we don’t have much winter, but even when it was 13 degrees out (bitter cold for us Texans), there we were all bundled up for our walk. I walk my dog at the park most every morning. We are out & Read more �
I often get asked, “I have a [insert breed here]; can they be trained”? Of course! There isn’t a breed of dog that can’t be trained. There aren’t any animals that I know of that cannot be trained. All animals modify their behavior based on the result of their actions. As long as you can control those consequences, you can & Read more �