I've started teaching Kyra a new trick. Yes, she's 10. And yes, an old dog can learn new tricks. In all fairness, she knows the basic behaviors of this trick, but we haven't put them together before in this context. Can you guess what I might be teaching her??? To open the fridge and get me something! That "something" may & Read more �
Around this time last year, I remember attending my first PetSmart Charities® PetWalk™ in Tempe, Ariz. The weather was perfect. It was slightly overcast with a light breeze, distributing Tempe Town Lake’s crisp, refreshing scent throughout the park.
As you read in my last blog, my dog had a traumatic experience a little over a month ago. I knew I had to act fast and I tried many different things at once. I know it would have been more scientific to just try one thing at a time, but this is my best friend not an experiment, so & Read more �
Just because you missed the Aquatics Twitter party on January 28, 2011 doesn't mean you can't join the fun. Here's a rundown of what you missed: SET-UP Q. What size aquarium do I need? A: Different species have different care, conditions, space & equipment. Know what fish you want & how many before deciding on size.
On December 26th the sky fell… Or so Kyra thought.
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 �
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 �