Recently we learned a new skill on the boat. As with most things, it got me thinking about dogs. And how important it is for us to use the right words to talk to them.
We never have enough time in the day. How can we fit training our dog into an already full schedule? Here’s my miraculous way to make time to train your dog.
First you get the look. Then the whine. Ignore her long enough and you get the bark. It’s time to take the dog for a walk.
It’s official. Honey is middle-aged. Although she didn’t ask for anything for her birthday this past Thursday, there are a few things I wish I could give her.
What question are we asked most often about living with a big dog on a small sailboat? It’s “does Honey go potty on the boat?”. We’re working on it. But it isn’t easy. I’m starting to wonder if it’s just harder to get a big dog to “go” on a boat. Here’s why.
There’s always someone willing to make you feel bad if your dog is afraid to do something. But are they right? Maybe your dog doesn’t have to be fearless.
From the time she was eight weeks old, Honey ate out of a food toy. But flying dog food and boat bilges are a bad fit. So how do we feed the dog now?
It happened again. Some stranger walked up to us asking, “Can I pet your dog? I miss mine.” Yep, time for Honey to offer comfort to people who don’t vacation with their pets.
There are two kinds of people in this world: people who think nothing bad will ever happen and people like me. You know, waiting for a disaster to occur any minute. Luckily, I’ve taught my dog Honey the emergency word every dog needs to learn. Just in case.