I could count this as a dog training failure on many levels: I moved too quickly, didn’t test the behavior in a high distraction environment, and didn’t have a back up plan. But I think my biggest problem was forgetting that in dog training, feelings count too.
Honey just celebrated her sixth birthday. She’s officially middle-aged. And as we approached her latest birthday, I started thinking about something I don’t consider with a young pup. Should we get Honey a pet health insurance policy?
Sometimes you see things that make no sense.
Can you make it in your front door without finding your dog waiting there to greet you? Most people can’t. Do you ever ask yourself how your dog knows when you’re home?
Living on a boat is like living in an RV. But an RV is more comfortable and less complicated than a sailboat. Except one time when a boat is definitely better than an RV. Can you guess when?
Sometimes there’s no toy better than a good stick. What is your dog’s favorite “found” toy?
It happens every time. Responsible dog people take their dogs off to the side when we walk by. But the crazy people, the ones whose dog looks rabid at the end of their leash, think my dog wants to “meet” their dog. No freaking way.
She doesn’t bite her nails. Or twist her hair into knots. How can we tell if our dog Honey is stressed?
Neighborhood is a foreign concept when you’re a transient living on a boat. We don’t see the same dog walkers every day, chat with the school crossing guard each morning, or make that weekly visit to the farmer’s market. But we still have Pet Blogville. And the Annual Pet Blogger Challenge is its big block […]