Go On An Adventure With Your Dog

It may not surprise you that I think every person should go on an adventure with her dog. But just what is an adventure anyway? And can every person take one?

Get Down On Your Dog’s Level – Quick Tips

My dog Honey is the perfect size. Her head lies right where my hand falls when I walk. But wait. Doesn’t that mean she’s always staring at my knees? I need to remember to get down on my dog’s level sometimes.

Sometimes It’s Okay To Reply To Your Dog’s Bark

My husband is outside shoveling snow. I’m upstairs writing. Honey, who just finished breakfast, is downstairs barking. What should I do? How should I reply to my dog’s bark?

17 Stimulating Jobs For Your Dog

We feed them. We share our beds with them. We buy houses and cars (and sail boats) they’ll feel comfortable living in. Our dogs have it pretty good. Maybe it’s time we give them jobs. A Working Dog Is A Happy Dog Work feels good. It challenges our minds and bodies. It stimulates us. And […]

How Far Would You Go To Know If Your Dog Loves You?

How far would you go to find out if your dog loved you? Would you cross the country and back again? Would you consult a therapist? A pet communicator? Because Benoit Denizet-Lewis did those things and more wondering if his Labrador retriever, Casey, loved him. Oh, and while he was at it, he explored the […]

How a Bad Vet Taught Me To Take Better Care of My Dogs

I was young. I was stupid. I was afraid to ask questions. And my dogs paid the price. But one experience with a bad vet did teach me how to take better care of my dogs.

Becoming Fluent in Dog

What does she want from me? I say that less about my dog than I ever have in my life. Thanks to expert advice and hours of observation, I’m better at understanding dog than ever before. But I could still use a dictionary for certain dog idioms. For instance, what does it mean when Honey […]

What Do You Do AFTER You Scoop the Poop?

Note: This post was updated May 2018. What is the most convenient, affordable, and environmentally responsible way to deal with dog poop? In other words, how do you get rid of dog waste after you scoop the poop?

How to Spend Quality Time With Your Dog When You Have No Time

August is an unusually busy month for me. But that’s not Honey’s fault. So how can I spend quality time with my dog when I don’t have much time to spare? Spending Quality Time With Your Dog Share a meal together.Hey, you gotta eat. So instead of grabbing a sandwich while watching TV, why not […]

Afghanistan and Dogs – Take the Quiz

Afghanistan has been in the news my entire life. And despite that, I know very little about it. I know even less about its dogs. So when Pet Travel Tuesday coincided with the month of Ramadan, I decided to review a book about a man who walked across Afghanistan with a dog. What could be […]