I am a very conscientious dog owner. I've had my 7 month old pup for 5 months now. In this time, he's been professionally groomed 2ce. He gets monthly pedicures. We've home bathed him half a dozen times...in short, we've done everything by the book.
Hey, world! Guess what? I'm getting a puppy! That's right. A big-eyed, floppy-eared, sh**-eating puppy. I'm gonna become the most irritating puppy owner you've ever met, and I can't wait.
Besides footwear, pup loves Bounce sheets, toilet paper, lint, straws...but above all...he loves Kleenex (especially the used variety found on the street).
The shelter I work at is all too frequently asked to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome victims of the puppy mill system.
According to a recent study, dogs in pain are on edge and can react aggressively if they are touched. Otherwise loving dogs can become violent from pain, and dogs that already have aggressive tendencies get even more aggressive.
Dog owners often claim that their dogs are just like kids, and thanks to a raft of new products and services, they're getting closer to being right.
I was very excited this weekend. Excited because we would be hosting 15 people for Thanksgiving Dinner. Excited because my (out-of-town) sister and h...
I mean, do you really love you dog? Then prove it, by knitting yourself a sweater made from her fur. Wearing sexy lingerie with his face plastered over your nipples. Drenching yourself in perfume called (we kid you not) Puppy's Breath.
So why not go all the way and incorporate more dog into your own home? Whether you're honoring your pet with canine-themed accessories or creating a more hospitable environment for your animal, the term dog house has taken on a whole new meaning.
By breaking free from the cycle of equating our only joy with food, we free ourselves -- not only to meet our weight loss or other health-related goals, but also to really appreciate everything around us.
One big reason to have a dog in Puerto Viejo is security. Pretty much anything that isn't nailed down is fair game around here, petty burglaries aren't uncommon -- and we determined we wanted... a beast.
Hero Pets 4 Hero Vets was inspired by the effect a small rescue dog named Piper had on Michael's foster father, Daniel Chapman, who is a disabled Vietnam veteran with Agent Orange poisoning.
So here's the scoop. My dog walks four times a day. Lots and lots of exercise. One would think that after almost four months of daily walks, pup would be used to his leash by now ... sadly, no!
So here I am, week 13 of being a full fledged puppy owner.
Pup turned five months old this week. I've had him for exactly three months now. Long enough, one would think, to have bonded with him. Oh, how wrong I've been.
That's when it all clicked. Training isn't just about commands. That's only 50 percent. The other 50 percent is training via your body language. Training yourself to remain calm.