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SlimDoggy MythBuster | Dog Aggression or Love?

SlimDoggy MythBuster | Dog Aggression or Love?

Today we’re going to discuss a subject not frequently covered…dog humping. Yes, dogs hump each other, they hump you, they may hump the sofa pillows or a stuffed toy. But why do they hump? Some people say it’s a sign of aggression and dominance, that dogs mount each other as a displ... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Soaking up the sun on a Sunday afternoon.     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! »

Sally Mischief in Griffith Park

Sally Mischief in Griffith Park

I love to tell stories about Sally, our first pup mainly because she was our first dog together but more importantly we got her as a puppy and she was part of our daily life for over 13 years. She was a very sweet girl, although she did create her share of mischief.   When we first got Sally we... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

This photo is an oldie but goodie. It’s from a vacation we took about ten years ago to Santa Barbara. Sally and Tino didn’t usually sleep together, but it was kind of cold and rainy, so they decided to snuggle up. No room for us left on the couch though. We’re joining the Black &am... »

Becca Loving Life

Our friend Oz the Terrier has had a special Blog Hop going all week that we’ve been meaning to join. It’s sponsored by Zuke’s and called #FueltheCure for The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund. Every entry is a $5 donation to The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund. Entry rules are pretty easy too, just ... »

K9 Kamp is Back with Backyard Fitness Games!

K9 Kamp is Back with Backyard Fitness Games!

We are so excited that K9 Kamp is back again with a great theme and an awesome prize package for our Kampers. (Scroll to the bottom for prize sign-up).   SlimDoggy’s main goal is to get everyone participating, so as long as you have a dog…you can be a K9 Kamper. How? Just grab your ... »

Dear Labby: Bad Breath

Dear Labby: Bad Breath

Dear Labby, I’m afraid to admit this, but my dog has bad breath…really bad…don’t come near me bad. He eats pretty good food, what could be causing this problem?   Awaiting your Answer with Baited Breath   Dear Baited,   There could potentially be many causes fo... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

  BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! »

Maggie May | Our Quirky Dog

Maggie May | Our Quirky Dog

We’ve written lots about our dogs, starting with Sally, Tino, Becca, Jack (of course) and our latest addition – with us almost two years now, Maggie May, or Maggie.   We adopted Maggie through a Labrador rescue and learned that not only was she a puppy mill mom, tossed out at eight ... »

SlimDoggy Maggie | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy Maggie | Black & White Sunday

Maggie suns herself on the first day of summer. We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

SlimDoggy |Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy |Sepia Saturday

      We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

Running with your Dog to Feel Good

Running with your Dog to Feel Good

Before we start our post, we want to announce the return of K9 Kamp! Yes, Summer 2014 K9 Kamp is schedule to kick-off next Friday. Our theme for Kamp is Backyard Games. There’s so much to tell you about and so many prizes to show you, we’ve put it all into a separate post. Read all about... »

K9 Kamp:  Backyard Fitness

K9 Kamp: Backyard Fitness

Summer Kamp is here K9 Kampers. K9 Kamp begins next week June 27, 2014. Our theme is Backyard Fitness Games so we want you to share stories and photos of you getting fit in your backyard with your dog. Maybe you’re swimming in the pool or doing agility or playing fetch, doesn’t matter, w... »

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Tomorrow is designated Take Your Dog to Work Day by Pet Sitter’s International. Many major companies (Google, Proctor & Gamble, Ben & Jerry’s) and smaller companies allow you to bring your dogs to work everyday. Some don’t, but make an allowance on this special day. I wor... »

Answers to Male Dog or Female Dog Contest

Answers to Male Dog or Female Dog Contest

Here’s the answers for the contest. Our winner is CHEWY from It’s Chewy Time. Good Job Chewy, you guessed every single one correct! Our friends Vlad & Barkley also got them all right, but Chewy was first. But congrats to them too!     »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

I think we are all familiar with this scene…the dreaded suitcase….   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! »

Can You Tell a Male Dog from a Female Dog?

Can You Tell a Male Dog from a Female Dog?

Yes, there is an obvious way to tell – we all know they have some different parts. But I’m talking about just by looking at their face or their physique – can you tell the difference?   I started thinking about this when I came upon this picture of my brother’s dog, Sere... »

SlimDoggy Jack | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy Jack | Black & White Sunday

Jack runs through the summer shadows.     We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

SlimDoggy Maggie | Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy Maggie | Sepia Saturday

Sweet Maggie May sunning herself in the yard.       We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

Some Fun Dog & Fitness Infographics

Some Fun Dog & Fitness Infographics

We love infographics here at SlimDoggy. They are such a fun way to get across an important message or deliver facts in a fun manner. We’ve done several of our own infographics: SlimDoggy on Pet Obesity SlimDoggy Senior Fit Tips SlimDoggy Fit Tips #1 Tips for Keeping your DogFit #2 SlimDoggy Th... »

Pet Emergency Preparedness – A West Coast Primer

Pet Emergency Preparedness – A West Coast Primer

June is designated as National Pet Preparedness Month by the American Humane Society (or AHS). The AHS offers a simple list of ten things to have in your pet preparedness kit, all of which are important. But depending on where you live, the emergencies or natural disasters you prepare for might be a... »

Historical Mischief

Historical Mischief

Today’s mischief tale comes to you from the original SlimDoggy pup, our chocolate Lab Sally, or Sweet Sally Brown. We got Sally just a few short months after we moved to California from New York City. We were so happy to be out of the ‘rat race’ and the snow and figured we’d ... »

SlimDoggy Black & White

SlimDoggy Black & White

Jack with a Polaroid B&W feel We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday

Our sweet Becca       We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

The Things We Do for our Dogs

The Things We Do for our Dogs

I was looking for a photo for Wordless Wednesday the other day and came upon this picture of Jack that I took awhile ago and haven’t used yet. He’s walking down a ramp we built off our back deck that goes down into the back yard. We built this ramp – actually it’s the second ... »

Jack and the White Poppy

Jack and the White Poppy

Last week we showed you our favorite tree – our Jack-aranda tree. This week we want to share a flowering shrub we are trying to get growing in our garden. It’s a white poppy that grows wild by the side of the road in our valley…but can I get it to grow in my yard? Barely. We finall... »

Why was Jack in Jail?

Why was Jack in Jail?

Yesterday we posted a picture of Jack in jail for Black & White Sunday and promised an explanation today. For those of you who proclaimed him innocent. I present our case:   If you are a reader who went to BlogPaws, you know the big huge bag of swag we all took home. For those of you who d... »

Guilty or Innocent?

Guilty or Innocent?

Jack is in jail. Come back tomorrow on Mischief Monday to find out why. We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

Alarming Pet Obesity Facts

Alarming Pet Obesity Facts

We started SlimDoggy about 18 months ago with the mission to raise awareness to the growing problem of pet obesity. The statistics on pet obesity are staggering. Over 53% of dogs and 57% of cats are overweight. We talk a lot about exercise and how it improves your dogs quality of life, and their lif... »

Jack-aranda Tree

Jack-aranda Tree

The “Jack-aranda” tree. We have three beautiful jacaranda trees in our yard. One of them is old and very big and blooms with beautiful purple flowers each spring. Jack likes to pose with his ‘Jack-aranda’ tree.   This gives you a good perspective on how big the tree is. ... »

Dog DNA Follow-up

Dog DNA Follow-up

Last Monday we introduced a new member of the SlimDoggy family, Pepper. We challenged you to guess his lineage and we received many guesses, but none were entirely correct. Here’s Pepper’s brother who looks pretty similar, but does have an interesting characteristic that might have been ... »

SlimDoggy Jack and Maggie

SlimDoggy Togetherness

Jack doesn’t like to share his bed, he usually just gets up and leaves if Maggie climbs in with him, so this is a first, and pretty sweet. We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

SlimDoggy Jackosophy

SlimDoggy Jackosophy

This is Jack concentrating.       We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

Dog Life Spans

Dog Life Spans

Increasing the life span of your dog is a topic we love to read about and write about. We firmly believe that being healthy and fit will help your dog live a longer and happier life. But how long should you expect your dog to live and what can you do to give them a longer life? There are life expect... »

Maggie post bath

Wordless Wednesday | SlimDoggy

    BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!     »

New Puppy in the Family

New Puppy in the Family

The SlimDoggy extended family welcomed a new puppy a few months ago. We’ve written about my sisters dog’s Taj and Tally. Her stepson and his wife recently adopted a great little pup from the pound, so we are proud to introduce PEPPER!     Pepper is just four months old, but alr... »

SlimDoggy Family Photo

SlimDoggy Family Photo

Steve, SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie May get ready for adventure in the front yard. We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

SlimDoggy Jackosophy

SlimDoggy Jackosophy

      We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

The Human-Animal Bond | HABRI

The Human-Animal Bond | HABRI

Last week at BlogPaws, I was fortunate to meet the folks from HABRI, a research foundation whose mission is to study the benefits of the human-animal bond for pet and human health. HABRI stands for Human Animal Bond Research Initiative and their vision is to “demonstrate that pets and animals ... »

How to Choose the Right Pet for You & Your Family

How to Choose the Right Pet for You & Your Family

Planning on getting a pet? How do you choose the right pet for your family? Here’s some tips from SlimDoggy:     How to Choose the Right Pet for You & Your Family — powered by ehow   »

To jump or not to Jump

Dog + Swimming Pool = ???

Taj contemplates.       BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!     »

BlogPaws Report | SlimDoggy Jack

BlogPaws Report | SlimDoggy Jack

Mom says she’s too tired to write today, so SlimDoggy Jack here reporting on BlogPaws 2014.   First off, I’ll have to report that Maggie and I didn’t get to go to BlogPaws. At first we weren’t too happy about being left alone, but then we found our Aunt T. was going to c... »

Sepia Saturday | SlimDoggy Jack

Sepia Saturday | SlimDoggy Jack

SlimDoggy Jack waits patiently for mom & dad to return from BlogPaws.       We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

Foxtails: Blessing or Curse?

Foxtails: Blessing or Curse?

I was reading an article the other day about foxtails and the dangers they pose to our pets. We live in an area where there are a LOT of foxtails – on almost every trail we take Jack & Maggie they are growing wild alongside the trail. Once they start to dry, they can become very dangerous... »

SlimDoggy Jack

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Jack surveying the backyard from his deck.     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!     »

SlimDoggy Mischief

SlimDoggy Mischief

We didn’t have much mischief to write about last month while we were doing the A to Z Challenge. We tried to tie each post to something mischievous, but that didn’t always work out. Today, we finally have a little bit of mischief to share.   A few weeks ago, we did a photo shoot for... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

April showers have brought the May flowers.       We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop!   Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.     »

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

      We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

A Guide to Helping Your Older Dog Live a Longer Life

A Guide to Helping Your Older Dog Live a Longer Life

Do you have senior dog? Helping them live a longer life is a priority. We’ve had five seniors in our life in recent years and have learned much about keeping them happy and healthy as long as we can. We share some tips in our eHow video.   A Complete Guide to Helping Your Older Dog Live a... »

A to Z Challenge Wrap-up

Yesterday we finished up our A to Z Challenge. It was a lot of fun and a couple of those letters presented a real challenge to come up with something that would be interesting, but also fit in with the overall SlimDoggy message of food, fitness & fun for healthy pets.   April was a really ... »

A to Z Challenge: Zoomies

A to Z Challenge: Zoomies

Today is the last day of our A to Z Challenge, the letter “Z”, it was an easy one, we choose ZOOMIES. Anyone who has a dog, knows what the “Zoomies” are. For those of you that don’t, zoomies are a kind of run that a dog does when they are absolutely, completely in the m... »

Did You Say Yogurt Pops? Yum.

Did You Say Yogurt Pops? Yum.

Our Tasty Tuesday and “Y” post for today is on Yogurt Pops. Yogurt pops are a favorite treat in the summertime for the dogs and since summer is coming up, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite recipes. Since mom isn’t very creative, hates to cook  is very busy, she usua... »

X Marks the Spot for Canine Fitness

X Marks the Spot for Canine Fitness

Keeping your pet’s workout fun and interesting can sometimes be a challenge. Yet, there are so many different exercise and drill choices available, many of which are used by humans to improve their own fitness. One example is a family of drills that we call “X marks the spot”. And it’s our ... »

Black & White Sunday | SlimDoggy

Black & White Sunday | SlimDoggy

Sweet Maggie May     We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

A to Z Challenge: Walking

A to Z Challenge: Walking

Our “W” post today is on Walking, one of our favorite activities with our dogs. Jack and I used to walk a lot. We would do regular 3-4 mile walks everyday and then much longer on weekends. I say “used to” because we don’t anymore and I miss it. When we first got Jack, o... »

Jack checking the equipment

SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie: Video Stars

Video, yes today’s post for the letter “V” is Video. It was going to be on vegetables, but since we spent Wednesday with a film crew at our house running B-roll for an upcoming news feature on wearable pet technology, I thought it would be more fun to give you a glimpse into our da... »

Under Over Drill for a Fit Dog

Under Over Drill for a Fit Dog

Our “U” post today for the A to Z Challenge provides some advice on doing under-over drills. We often talk about the importance of warming up your dog and yourself before starting an intense exercise session. It is easy (and common practice) to just skip the warm up but the benefits are ... »

Wordless Wednesday | Transformed

Wordless Wednesday | Transformed

Our “T” post and our Wordless Wednesday post is a photo of our transformed dog.     And in case you haven’t seen photos of Jack when we first got him almost three years ago – here’s what he looked like before his “transformation”. Kind of a flabby,... »

A List of Must-Needs When You’re Buying a Dog

A List of Must-Needs When You’re Buying a Dog

Thinking about getting a dog? Hopefully visiting a shelter or calling a rescue is your first idea. But once you’ve got the dog, what do you need to keep them fit, healthy, well-rested and well-fed? We offer some suggestions in another of our eHow video series.     A List of Must-Need... »

Supplements for Pets Part 1:  Food Synergy

Supplements for Pets Part 1: Food Synergy

What are Supplements? According to Wikipedia, a dietary supplement is intended to provide nutrients that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient quantities. Supplements as generally understood include vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, among other substances. For our ‘... »

dog running

Running and Other Fun Exercises for you and your Dog

Today we welcome Sydney, Australia based veterinarian, Eloise Bright as a guest writer for the letter ‘R’ for our A to Z post on, wait for it…of course, RUNNING! As you will soon find out, Eloise and SlimDoggy have a common point of view on the value of exercising regularly with yo... »

SlimDoggy Maggie

SlimDoggy | B&W Sunday 4-20-14

Maggie May lounging in the backyard. Waiting for the Easter rabbit?   Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

Slimdoggy exercise

Quick Workouts to Burn Calories with your Dog

Bet you thought we’d have a hard time with the letter “Q” for today’s A to Z Challenge post. One of the biggest excuses that people use for not exercising themselves or their dog is the familiar “I have no time”. It turns out that this is not a valid excuse. Anyone pressed fo... »

How to Save on Your Dog’s Pet Food Budget

How to Save on Your Dog’s Pet Food Budget

Do you know how much you spend on your pet’s food? Have you ever added it all up for a year? One of the biggest issues we have with pet owners is overfeeding. Overfeeding not only leads to obesity, but you are wasting money. We provide some tips for saving $$ on your pet food budget in our lat... »

SlimDoggy Hikes to Paradise Falls

SlimDoggy Hikes to Paradise Falls

We’re doing something a little different for FitDog Friday today since we’ve had so many fitness posts during the A to Z Challenge. Jack and Maggie are taking over and presenting a review of their latest hike up to Paradise Falls near our home. Take it away Jack… Our story is about... »

Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA)

Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA)

Chances are if you have pets, you have heard of the OFA, the Orthopedic Foundation of America. I know ever since I had my first Lab back in 1980’s, I knew of the OFA and their certification process and I made sure that Maxine had her xrays and was cleared for hip dysplasia before we bred her. ... »

Wordless Wednesday: Napping

Wordless Wednesday: Napping

Our A to Z Challenge letter today is “N” for NAPPING. We entered Jack into the Fidose of Reality “Sleeping Dog” contest last month. He didn’t win, but here’s a selection of some of his winning poses. But, Maggie May DID win an Honorable Mention for this pose. How ... »

Five Tips to Keep Your Pet in Tip Top Shape

Five Tips to Keep Your Pet in Tip Top Shape

Summer is here, no more excuses about bad weather preventing you from getting out with your dogs and getting some exercise. Here’s five simple tips for helping you get your dog in shape…and yourself too!     Five Tips to Keep Your Pet in Tip Top Shape — powered by ehow »

Mouth-watering Snacks for your Dog

Mouth-watering Snacks for your Dog

We are doing double-duty on the blog hops again today, joining our A to Z Challenge and one of our favorite Hops – Tasty Tuesday. We are half-way through the A to Z Challenge now with the letter “M” for Mouth-watering snacks.   We’re going to discuss some mouth-watering ... »

How to Keep Your Pets From Overheating in the Summer

How to Keep Your Pets From Overheating in the Summer

Summer is almost here and time for some tips on keeping your dog cool during the summer months, while still getting enough exercise in to keep them fit and healthy. Our eHow video has some great tips: How to Keep Your Pets From Overheating in the Summer — powered by ehow »

Black and White Sunday 4-13-14

Black and White Sunday 4-13-14

Cousin Taj at the window. Note the hair on her back – what do you think she sees? Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

8 Tips on How to Jog with your Dog

8 Tips on How to Jog with your Dog

Our A to Z post for the letter “J” is one of our favorite fitness activities to do with our dogs – JOG. Absolutely, one of the best exercises you can do with your dog is jogging or running.  For some people, those might mean the same thing, while for others, the difference is the s... »

A to Z Challenge Blog Hop (A to L)

A to Z Challenge Blog Hop (A to L)

Here’s our A to Z Challenge Blog Hop participants from A to L.   We’re joining the A to Z Challenge and keeping our own Blog Hop of all our A to Z posts. Feel free to join the Hop with your A to Z Challenge post!   »

FitDOG Fitness Quiz Winners!

FitDOG Fitness Quiz Winners!

We are happy to announce the winner of our FitDOG Friday Anniversary FitDog Fitness Quiz! We had over 45 people take the quiz and TEN of you scored 100% – I bet you folks have healthy, happy and FIT pups. (Our winner was randomly selected from the high scoring entrants).   The Winner of o... »

Five Tips on using Incentives to Train Your Dog

Five Tips on using Incentives to Train Your Dog

Today’s A to Z Challenge letter “I” post is about Incentive and how to use Incentives to train your dog. Having Labs, using food as incentives comes natural, but what if your dog doesn’t find food that attractive, how do you incorporate incentives into your training program? ... »

Why Labs Make Great Pets

Why Labs Make Great Pets

Why are Labrador Retrievers such popular pets? We talk about a few of the reasons in this eHow video:   Why Do Black Labs Make Great Pets? — powered by ehow   »

A to Z Challenge | Hind Legs

A to Z Challenge | Hind Legs

Today’s A to Z Challenge is the letter “H” and we’re going to post about “Hind Legs” and demonstrate some of the different ways Jack works his hind legs. It’s Wordless Wednesday too, so our post is going to be in photos.   Check our previous posts at Sl... »

Gardening: What Vegetables Make Good Dog Food?

Gardening: What Vegetables Make Good Dog Food?

Today’s A to Z Challenge post for the letter “G” is on Gardening. Last month I posted some fun photos of Jack helping me ‘garden’ in our backyard. He wasn’t really gardening, he was digging for ground squirrels, but if I could harness that digging energy, I could ... »

Pet Obesity Epidemic Continues

Pet Obesity Epidemic Continues

Dr. Ernie Ward and The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP)  recently released the 2013 results of their pet obesity survey. The study, conducted in the fall of 2013, shows no real improvement in the obesity rates for dogs or cats.   Overweight or obese dogs make up 52.6% of all dogs i... »

Dogs are great running partners

The Filthy Fifty: Fifty Reps for Canine and Human Fitness

I have always wanted to write about the “filthy fifty” exercise technique but were never quite sure how to work it in to our SlimDoggy posts.  Thankfully, the A to Z Hop needs a post starting with the letter “F”, so here we go at last.  For those who don’t know, the filthy fifty is a Cross-Fit worko... »

watching and waiting

SlimDoggy | B&W Sunday 4-6-14

This is called “Watching and Waiting” Hoping the food will magically jump from dad’s plate into their mouths…  Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

    We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

Easy Snacks for Your Dog

Easy Snacks for Your Dog

Our A to Z Challenge letter today is “E” and we are posting ideas on Easy Snacks for Your Dog. Want an Easy (and healthy) Snack for your pup? We suggest fruits & vegetables. Many of you will say “Oh no, my dog won’t eat vegetables”, but you’ll be surprised &#... »

FitDOG Fitness Quiz |FitDog Friday Anniversary

FitDOG Fitness Quiz |FitDog Friday Anniversary

Our A to Z Challenge post today is the letter “D” and we offer our FitDOG quiz in honor of FitDog Friday Blog Hop 1 Year Anniversary [mlw_quizmaster quiz=2]   Don’t forget to enter our FitDog Friday Giveaway.   View our FitDog Friday 2014 Awards.     Please enjo... »

FitDog Friday Anniversary Giveaway

FitDog Friday Anniversary Giveaway

Hard to believe, but our FitDog Friday Blog Hop is one year old!   Our FitDog Friday post today is a FitDOG QUIZ with a $50 Amex gift card to the winner. If you haven’t taken the quiz yet, be sure and get over there and take it.   FitDog Friday Giveaway   As a thank you to all o... »

FitDog Friday Anniversary Awards

FitDog Friday Anniversary Awards

We are proud to announce our FitDog Friday participation awards. These awards our reserved for our most faithful and dedicated participants in the FitDog Friday Blog Hop. In order of appearance, the awards are:   High Mile Award: Paws and Pedals Consistency Award: Hawk AKA Brown Dog Pack Variet... »

Cross Training with your Dog for All Around Fitness

Cross Training with your Dog for All Around Fitness

Today we move on to the letter “C” in the A to Z Challenge. “C” is for Cross-training. Cross Training with your Dog In “Cross Training Benefits for You and Your Dog”, we discussed the many benefits of cross training, benefits available to both you and your dog.  Today w... »

Benefits of Balance

Benefits of Balance

Our A to Z Challenge letter today is “B” and we’re posting about the Benefits of Balance. Today is also Wordless Wednesday, so I’m going to keep it brief. Luckily, one of my favorite pictures of SlimDoggy Jack is one that demonstrates one of the regular exercises we do with h... »

Dog Food Ingredients A to Z: Alfalfa

Dog Food Ingredients A to Z: Alfalfa

Today we start a new challenge for the month of April. It’s the A to Z Challenge and we have to write a post a day using a theme for each letter of the alphabet. No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke… Today, being April 1st, we start with the letter “A” and our post... »

Tino Mischief: Episode 476

Tino Mischief: Episode 476

If you follow SlimDoggy, you know the stories of our dogs, particularly Tino who we rescued in the late 90’s. Tino was quite a character and turned into a great family pet, but when he first came to us he was not a ‘domesticated’ dog. He tolerated us being around, caring for him an... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday 3-30-14

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday 3-30-14

Scenes from our walk the other day.       Tried different filters in PicMonkey – which do you prefer?   Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

    We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

FitDog Friday Anniversary Giveaway

FitDog Friday Anniversary Giveaway

FitDog Friday ONE YEAR Anniversary is coming up on April 4th. To celebrate, we have a fantastic giveaway scheduled – a package worth over $230! Check out the list below.   In addition to this great giveaway, SlimDoggy is also going to be holding a special FitDog Quiz and the winner will w... »

Jack gets a new toy

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

  BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Update | Resolve to Move Your Mutt

At the end of last year, we held a Resolve to Move Your Mutt Blog Hop. The goal was simple: set a New Year’s Resolution for you and your dog and share that resolution with a cute photo. We had nineteen Bloggers join the Hop and lots more join us on Facebook.   Given we are almost to the e... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday 3-23-14

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday 3-23-14

Jack checking things out in the back yard.   Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

Dear Labby | Treats vs. Food

Dear Labby | Treats vs. Food

Dear Labby, The other day a friend asked me a question about their dog and I thought it was a good question for Dear Labby. Here’s the situation, her dog will only eat treats, she won’t eat her regular food. What’s up with that? Friendly Flea     Dear Flea, That is a good... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Jack   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Is this Really Mischief or just Silliness?

Is this Really Mischief or just Silliness?

We’ve been writing a lot about Jack mischief lately, mainly because he’s been getting into a lot of it, it seems. Today I want to write about a behavior of Jack’s – I’m not sure it’s mischief, but it’s certainly silly.   Jack’s motto when it comes... »

SlimDoggy B&W Sunday 3-16-14

SlimDoggy B&W Sunday 3-16-14

Our sweet Maggie May. Love pictures of her in B&W because it shows off her grey whiskers.     Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

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