Yeah, I like taking Honey with me places because I enjoy her company. But did you know that pet friendly businesses have the potential to save dogs’ lives? Let me explain.
This post has affiliate links. Learn more here. How long does it take to train your dog to meet a challenge? I don’t know how long it takes you but let me show you how long we’ve been preparing Honey to live aboard a sailboat.
Okay, so my dog Honey is Little Miss Perfect. I can take her to parades, malls, and even social media conferences without fear of being embarrassed or threatened with doggy jail. Most of all, I can take her out to eat on a pet-friendly patio. But I haven’t always had confident and well socialized dogs. […]
Human beings have survived for thousands of years by assuming the worst. Not every sound in the forest is a saber toothed tiger, though. And not every dog that flinches has been abused. 3 Things That Make A Dog Flinch (Besides Abuse) 1. Clumsy Owners When I walk into a room carrying an […]
What is it like bringing a new foster dog home? It’s different every time. But I thought I’d share Titus’s first few hours with us to give you a taste. Titus – The Beginning 3:00 p.m. Two awesome SPCA staffers pull up in front of the house (their willingness to drop Titus off seriously decreased […]
Let’s say you want to do something dramatic. Like selling your house and moving onto a boat. Before you up-end your entire life, how do you know your dog will be happy with your choice? Introducing Big Change to Your Dog Before you stop reading because you have no intention of putting your dog on […]
The muddy throw rugs are coming out of the laundry. The dog toys are back where they belong. I’m taking down the temporary crate Bandit slept in. Things are getting back to normal. But Honey is still sad. Hard to Give Up a Foster Dog I’ve never written or read about fostering without hearing someone […]
Sure, late is better than never. But wouldn’t it be great if we stepped in to help before things got too bad? Jail Dogs in 1C, Webisode 5 The earlier you can help someone (human or canine) at risk, the more successful you’ll be. That’s one of the reasons this inmate dog training program, set […]
House guests bring stress. Is there enough milk? Will you run out of hot water after the third long shower? And how will you keep everyone from getting on each other’s nerves in tight quarters? What’s a dog’s version of house guests? A foster pet. Fostering From a Dog’s Point of View When I write […]
Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever, and Chérie, our visiting Foster Pup. What Scares a Dog When […]