Monday Mischief

Dear Labby: What to do About Barking Dogs

Dear Labby: What to do About Barking Dogs

Dear Labby, We have new neighbors who moved in about 6 weeks ago. They seem like a nice family, but the problem is they have two dogs that bark. A LOT. They are left home alone all day, everyday and spend most of their time in the yard barking. The family also seems to go out several nights a week a... »

Tino and Buddy

Tino and Buddy

I’ve been asked to write more Tino stories, so here’s another favorite.   Our Tino was a sensitive and perceptive dog. Even though he kept to himself and was very independent, he was also very affectionate and sensitive to family dynamics. Whenever one of us was sick he stuck a litt... »

What is that Wet Dog Smell?

What is that Wet Dog Smell?

A few weeks ago we wrote about “Frito Feet”, that weird phenomenon that makes your dogs feet smell like Frito corn chips. Turns out it’s caused by a combination of sweat and bacteria on your dog’s feet.   But what about that “wet dog” smell? I’ve had ma... »

5 Reasons TO Get a Dog

5 Reasons TO Get a Dog

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post on 5 Reasons NOT to Get a Dog. It generated some good conversation and hopefully, if the right people read it, they will think twice about their decision before jumping into dog ownership.   Thinking about reasons to get a dog is much easier. Sometimes, all you ... »

How Does Your Dog Deal with a Disrupted Routine?

How Does Your Dog Deal with a Disrupted Routine?

Most dogs love routine. They know what time meals are served, when walks are supposed to happen, what it means when they see a suitcase. Life is pretty predictable. They also like to liven things up. We’ve written before about how excited Jack and Maggie get when we take a new route or drive t... »

#GimmeFive Campaign

#GimmeFive Campaign

This year marks the fifth anniversary of First Lady, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative. The initiative was introduced as a means to help fight childhood obesity. There have been some significant changes and advancements made in fighting obesity as a result of this movement which she... »

Is There Such a Thing as a Leisurely Walk with a Lab?

Is There Such a Thing as a Leisurely Walk with a Lab?

This is one of my favorite pinterest images – this aerial view of a walk with a Lab, with the Lab going all over the place. It’s funny mostly because it is so true.   Jack is a pretty methodical walker, he walks mostly by my side, and I can predict which bushes he is going to stop a... »

Tino & the Rabbits

Tino & the Rabbits

As you know, we have a million Tino stories. Mostly because everyday was a new adventure with Tino – it’s part of what made him so special. Tino loved chasing critters. He didn’t care what it was – squirrels, coyotes, possums, but his favorite was rabbits. Or maybe they were ... »

Watching the World Go By

Watching the World Go By

Last weekend my sister-in-law sent me this photo of her dog Kylie. She’s sitting on the landing of their stairway in front of a large picture window looking over her yard and the street. It’s her favorite spot and perfect for surveying the neighborhood activities.   It got me thinki... »

Resolve to Move Your Mutt Recap

Resolve to Move Your Mutt Recap

Last year, we held a special New Years Blog Hop called Resolve to Move Your Mutt. It was an effort to get folks to make a special New Year’s resolution to get out and move with their dog in 2014 – hopefully for their benefit as well as their pet parents.   Folks who joined shared a ... »

Dogs and the Fireplace

Dogs and the Fireplace

Now that it’s winter, many of us build fires in the fireplace (or flip the switch on the gas fire) to help ward off the cold. Who enjoys that fire most in your household – you or the dog?   We are only able to have a gas fireplace in our house. Our chimney would have had to be rebui... »

Possession is Nine-tenths of the Law

Possession is Nine-tenths of the Law

“Possession is nine-tenths of the law.” This is a fairly well known expression meaning that ownership is easier to maintain if one has possession of something, or difficult to enforce if one does not.” ~Wikipedia   Do your dogs obey this “unwritten” law?   Jac... »

Rule Breakers and Rule Followers

Rule Breakers and Rule Followers

Can you guess which category Jack & Maggie fall into? It’s not what you would think.   Jack is absolutely a rule follower. He knows the rules and follows them to the letter. I think he’s worried he’s going to get tossed into the street again – which we could never d... »

Poor Tino

Poor Tino

A few weeks ago, I read a great story over at our friends, Something Wagging This Way Comes about funny blog posts, outlining a collection of some of her favorites. One story was a somewhat disgusting but hilarious poop story and it inspired me to share my own disgusting but funny (now) poop story. ... »

What is it with Dogs and the Mailman?

What is it with Dogs and the Mailman?

Our dog Tino had a love-hate relationship with our mail carrier in Pasadena. We lived on cul-de-sac on a road that ran along a bluff next to the Rose Bowl. We had mailboxes in front of our house and the mailman would deliver the mail out of his truck. Pete, our mailman, would enter the cul-de-sac, d... »

Do Your Dogs Protect Each Other?

Do Your Dogs Protect Each Other?

Much has been written about the dogs being “pack” animals and having protective feelings for their human pack members, but do dogs feel protective of their canine pack members? Given that Jack mostly ignores Maggie, I often wonder what would he do if we had a run in with another dog or c... »

Are Shelters a Good Place to get a Pet?

Are Shelters a Good Place to get a Pet?

Recently, the Washington Post published a story, “Why I’d Never Adopt a Shelter Dog Again”. The author told a tale of woe about adopting three shelter dogs and encountering various health issues with them over the years. Mind you, one of the dogs lived to age nine and her complaints were about incre... »

Dear Labby, Why Does my Dog Bury Things?

Dear Labby, Why Does my Dog Bury Things?

Dear Labby,   My dog buries thing all over our yard – his toys, treats, shoes, anything he can get his jaws on, he buries. Why does he do that and how do I get him to stop?   Buried   Dear Buried,   Your dog is just following his instinct. When dogs were first becoming dome... »

Guide Dog Training – Is It for You?

Guide Dog Training – Is It for You?

The Guide Dogs of America center is in Sylmar, CA which is only about 30 miles from our home. I’ve always had an aspiration to someday raise a guide dog puppy for the program. A few years back, I even started the process but then life got in the way, Tino went blind, my aging parents moved her... »

Staycationing with your Dog

Staycationing with your Dog

Today we are sharing another post topic with our friend Dexter and Carol over at Fidose of Reality. We are both writing about traveling with your dog – the ins & outs traveling and offering up our tips and suggestions for making it fun and stress free for everyone.   We’ve all ... »

Dear Labby, Why Won’t My Dog Take their Medicine?

Dear Labby, Why Won’t My Dog Take their Medicine?

Dear Labby,   My dog refuses to take her pills, no matter how I bury it in her food – I always end up with this:   Frustrated Mom   Dear Frustrated,   Believe me, I understand what you are going through. Our dog Becca was on a good deal of medication when we were fighting h... »

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Coyotes

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Coyotes

I was working on a post for next week about coyotes, actually reworking a piece we had written for Dogster last year and I realized with all the Tino stories I’ve told here, I never wrote about any of his run-ins with coyotes.   Today, I’ll share a few – there were more, but t... »

Dear Labby: Why Do Dogs Hate the Rain?

Dear Labby: Why Do Dogs Hate the Rain?

Dear Labby,   Look at this video – why won’t my dogs go out in the rain? They aren’t afraid of thunder – my weimie is a hunting dog, loud noises don’t bother her – so why won’t they go out when it’s just a shower?   Rainy Day Wondering  ... »

Maggie’s Dirty Little Secret

Maggie’s Dirty Little Secret

Today we are going to touch on a subject not covered very often, mostly because you hate to admit it or even think about it. I’m talking about poop eating or Coprophagia (cop-row-fage-ee-uh). It may not be discussed in polite company, but occurs frequently I’m afraid, and Maggie, our swe... »

Tino at Big Bear

Tino at Big Bear

We wrote about our trip with Jack and Maggie we took to Big Bear a few weeks ago, but we have gone to Big Bear for years and all of our dogs have enjoyed it and had lots of adventures there.   We typically get a cabin right on the lake so that the dogs can enjoy the beach and Steve can pretend ... »

Mythbuster | What’s in a Name?

Mythbuster | What’s in a Name?

I don’t know what motivates you when naming your pets, but there are some ‘rules’ floating around out there about what’s a good name and what are things to avoid. Are these accurate, or are the just myths? Does it really matter what you name your dog? Let’s take a look ... »

Jack & Maggie Gotcha Day 2014

Jack & Maggie Gotcha Day 2014

This weekend we celebrated Jack & Maggie’s Gotcha Day with a big virtual party and some toys and of course a cake. I thought I was going to have to make a cake for them and I send a big thank-you to all of our Facebook friends for offering some great recipes. Luckily, Steve bought one for ... »

Tino and the Red Ants

Tino and the Red Ants

I haven’t told a Tino story in awhile and this one is a doozy. This dates back probably 11 years ago, when we lived in Pasadena and Tino was probably about 5 or 6, so he was in his prime. We frequently ran and hiked in Cherry Canyon, a nearby open space area with miles and miles of trails. &nb... »

Lots of Vacation Mischief? Not So Much…

Lots of Vacation Mischief? Not So Much…

We spent last week on vacation at Big Bear Lake in California. It was the first vacation we’ve had in several years and the first one where we took Jack & Maggie with us. Given their background, we’re pretty certain that neither of them had experienced anything like this, hiking in ... »

Lamb Puffs and Other Great Stuff

Lamb Puffs and Other Great Stuff

A few weeks ago, our friend Flea from Jones Natural Chews asked us if we’d do a product review to celebrate her Blogiversary. She’s been blogging for Jones for two years which is quite an achievement, so we were happy to help celebrate! Jack was especially happy to help out and be the ta... »

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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 Jack’s Mischievious Week!

SlimDoggy Jack’s Mischievious Week!

It started out like any other week, but ended up being Jack’s most mischievous week ever. I often say that he and Maggie don’t get into to much trouble, being seniors and all. Well, not this week. It started with Jack’s discovery of a ground squirrel nest in our backyard right next... »

SlimDoggy Jack Mischief

SlimDoggy Jack Mischief

Yes, Jack is up to some of his old tricks…eating stuff that is bad for him. I mentioned on our Facebook page the other day that his IBD was doing better with the help of some medication and even his reaction to the meds (increased anxiety) was calming down. All this despite the dead carcass he... »

Mischief Memories

Mischief Memories

Jack & Maggie are seniors and don’t get into too much mischief (other than the occasional scone grab). That’s not to say there hasn’t been a lot of mischief in our lives with our Sally and her brother Tino. We had Sally from when she was a puppy, and Tino was estimated to be ab... »

SlimDoggy Family Mischief

SlimDoggy Family Mischief

We’re back with a little SlimDoggy family mischief. I’ve written about my sister’s dog Taj (a weimaraner)  in the past here, here and here. Poor Taj has been battling frequent bouts of pneumonia that they can’t seem to get to the bottom of. Last week she had an endoscopy (jus... »

Mischief Follow-up

Mischief Follow-up

Last week I wrote about a mischief escapade that had Jack & Maggie double-teaming me with Maggie acting as the decoy for Jack’s scavenging my breakfast scones. This week, I was prepared to prevent Round 2 and when I came home from the grocery, I had my scone bag tightly sealed and took it... »

SlimDoggy Mischief

SlimDoggy Mischief

I had a story about Tino I was going to post today, but we had a mischief escapade on Saturday that just had to be reported. I’ve told you before that Jack & Maggie are both seniors, so their mischief days are pretty much over. They are both usually very good dogs. But Saturday, I don̵... »

Jack at the Vet – Mischief or Not?

Jack at the Vet – Mischief or Not?

We’ve been doing a few vet visits with Jack lately to get to the bottom of his stomach problems. We switched him to a salmon diet a few months ago and that has helped (chicken allergy), but he still has upset stomachs way too often. So far he’s had xrays that showed nothing remarkable an... »

Lessons from the Dog: What Maggie has Taught Jack

Lessons from the Dog: What Maggie has Taught Jack

When we first got Jack he was pretty out of control, overweight, overwrought, under-exercised and under-stimulated. He was reactive to strangers and other dogs. When we got Maggie just over a year later, she was close to being shutdown, fearful, underweight, under-exercised and under-stimulated. Pol... »

Tale of Tails: Tino Hide & Seek

Tale of Tails: Tino Hide & Seek

We haven’t had a Tino “Tale of Tails” in quite some time, so I thought I’d dig into the archives for a Tino story. As I’ve said before, Tino was a real outdoor dog. He preferred to spend his days out in the yard even though he had free rein to come and go through the do... »

Mischief Resolutions

Mischief Resolutions

Today I’m going to highlight resolutions we are making in an attempt to curb some mischief around here. First, Jack resolves to practice his recall. He can be really good at it sometimes and other times I can be right next to him and it’s virtually impossible to get his attention without... »

SlimDoggy Family Mischief

SlimDoggy Family Mischief

Today’s post is about SlimDoggy’s cousin Taj. Taj is a weimaraner and we’ve written about her mischief before here,  about her hunting regime here and posted a puppy picture of her here. Taj retired from hunting this year when she turned 10 and not only is she missing her hunting, ... »

More Christmas Memories

More Christmas Memories

This will be Jack’s third Christmas with us and Maggie’s second. I hate to admit being a scrooge, but we haven’t had a real Christmas celebration at our house in several years. Yes, we’ve celebrated it with family and gifts and all that, but I haven’t decorated the hous... »

Christmas Puppy Mischief

Christmas Puppy Mischief

Yep, this is going to be a good one…christmas + puppies + mischief, how can you go wrong? This story is about the first dog I had as an adult. Her name was Maxine (Max) and she was a beautiful fox red, yellow Labrador – never seen a lab as dark as her. We bred her twice. The first litter... »

National Mutt Day Mischief

National Mutt Day Mischief

Tomorrow is a special day in Dogdom…it’s National Mutt Day. I know we have all sorts of special days and months for our pets, from Senior Pets Month to Deaf Pets Month and Pet Wellness Month and Feral Cat day – I mean just look at this list! But today is a special one, it’s N... »

More Senior Mischief

More Senior Mischief

In honor of Senior Pets Month, I’m writing my mischief posts on my senior dogs. Our most senior dog was Sally or Sweet Sally Brown.  Even though she’s no longer with us, she was the dog we had first and the one we had the longest. We’ve written about Sally in the past here and here... »

Family Mischief – Senior Stories

Family Mischief – Senior Stories

In honor of Senior Pets Month, I want to tell a few senior stories over the next couple of weeks. We write about our seniors Jack & Maggie all the time, so today I thought I would write about my sister’s senior, Taj. My younger sister shares my love of dogs. I’ve written about her do... »

Maggie Mischief

Maggie Mischief

Our little Maggie has really turned a corner from her original fearful self to a little mischief maker. Originally she was a dog who wouldn’t leave her bed when we first got her and now, she’s as bold as brass – as the nuns used to say to me when I talked back in grammar school. Sh... »

Walk Your Dog on Mischief Monday

Walk Your Dog on Mischief Monday

It never seems to fail that Jack gets into some mischief whenever I’m trying to do a ‘photo’ walk. For the new Walk Your Dog Hop, I wanted to share the view of our valley from the other side of the mountains around us, so last weekend we drove over to the one road that goes up to t... »

Mythbuster #7 Dogs Hate Cats and Vice Versa

Mythbuster #7 Dogs Hate Cats and Vice Versa

This is a well known fact – Dogs hate cats and cats hate dogs – right? The animosity between the two species is well-documented through the ages in books, movies, cartoons and maybe even in your daily life. But is it true?     Of course not – if it was true how do explain... »

Tale of Tails: Tino and the Surprise Visitor

Tale of Tails: Tino and the Surprise Visitor

One of my more scary stories of Tino has to do with a trip we took many years ago. We are not big travelers and we like to take the dogs with us whenever we take a vacation. Frequently we rent a cabin on Big Bear Lake and it’s a great relaxing time swimming, boating, hiking. We also like trave... »

Monday Mischief – Bath Time

Monday Mischief – Bath Time

Hi everyone, Jack here. Last week I started to get a little itchy again, so momz said it was bath time for me and Maggie. Maggie couldn’t figure out why my itching meant she had to have a bath, but I guess that’s just the way momz think. I thought I would take this opportunity to share s... »

I’m So Ashamed….

I’m So Ashamed….

  We’re joining Kol’s Notesand My Brown Newfies for a fun day of Human-Shaming. What does your human have to be ashamed of? »

Jack and the Dog Door

Jack and the Dog Door

Today we have some SlimDoggy Jack Monday Mischief. Last week, the fallen avocados became overwhelming and we just couldn’t let the dogs out in the front yard anymore until we get them cleaned up. Not a big deal until it came time for a game of “find the food”. This is a serious and... »

SlimDoggy MythBuster #3: Are Dogs Colorblind?

SlimDoggy MythBuster #3: Are Dogs Colorblind?

Today’s myth busting is on something I think we’ve all believed for some time and only recently beginning to hear otherwise and that is that dogs are colorblind. I’ve always heard – and believed that they were, that they were able to see only varying shades of grey/black/whit... »

Maggie Mischief

Maggie Mischief

We love Mischief Mondays, but to be honest our senior dogs Jack & Maggie are usually pretty good, so I don’t always have good mischief to report. But this week is different. Our dog Maggie has some fear issues. We’ve written about her in our Tale of Tails series that you can read her... »

SlimDoggy MythBuster #1

SlimDoggy MythBuster #1

Today we are starting a new semi-regular series on dog myths. There are lots of myths out there about dogs, dog food, dog health and dog behavior. Lots of misinformation, lots of ‘google’ expert advice and lots of plain untruths. We’re going to help dispel some of these and give yo... »

Monday Mischief – Senior Style

Monday Mischief – Senior Style

August was designated Senior Pet Awareness Month by BlogPaws. We appreciate the special honor and treatment for seniors as the older guys are very dear to us – to most of us I think.  We have written several posts about seniors this month including: Exercise Tips for Senior Dogs Exercise Alter... »

Maggie Makes up for her Mischief

Maggie Makes up for her Mischief

Hi, Jack here again, writing for Mischief Monday. Last Monday, we wrote about our Gotcha Day outing to the stream. Maggie got into some mischief by running across the stream to a trail on the other side and then off into the woods. Mom had to wade across the stream and run after her. That was pretty... »

Gotcha Day – Part 2

Gotcha Day – Part 2

Hi, SlimDoggy here again. Today we got to have Part 2 of our “Gotcha Day” celebration since dad wasn’t sick anymore. We got to go on an outing to the park that has the river, well it’s really more of a stream, but it’s fun cause it’s wet and muddy and smelly! Magg... »

Gotcha Day – Part 1

Gotcha Day – Part 1

Hi, SlimDoggy here writing about my Gotcha Day party – a celebration of when my little sister Maggie & I were adopted. Since dad was sick (caught a cold at SuperZoo) we only had a mini-celebration and momz says next week we will do a bigger party! For our mini-celebration, momz bought us m... »

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Deer

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Deer

In our continuing series about Tino and his mischievous run-ins with various critters, our next installment is about Tino & the deer. This happened many years ago – Tino was in his prime, probably about 4 years old. We frequently ran & hiked in a place called Cherry Canyon in LaCanada,... »

Jack & Maggie at School

Jack & Maggie at School

SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie had their first ‘socialization’ class last week. Our main purpose in enrolling them was for both of them to get more comfortable around other dogs. Maggie, coming from a breeder farm, was around other dogs all the time, but judging from the bite wounds on her ... »

Maggie goes Rebel

Maggie goes Rebel

If you read our Blog, you’ve probably read about our dog Maggie. We adopted Maggie just about a year ago from a rescue that had saved her from breeder farm where Maggie was a breeder mom. She was skinny, malnourished and afraid of her own shadow. We’ve worked hard over the past year to get her fit a... »

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Critters II

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Critters II

If you read our blog, you know about our dog Tino. If you don’t, you can read previous stories of him here. Today’s story is about Tino & the squirrel. Tino lived to be about 14.5. Since we rescued him from a wilderness area, we’re not really sure of his age – but he was ... »

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Critters

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Critters

I have so many stories about Tino and one kind of critter or another – enough to fill a book. There’s: Tino & the rabbits – so many of those, at least a monthly story about rabbits Tino & the gophers Tino & the possum Tino & the skunk Tino & the coyotes (too man... »

Jack’s Beach Adventure

Jack’s Beach Adventure

SlimDoggy Jack and Maggie are both Labrador Retrievers. Supposedly Labs are big water lovers, but not these two. We take them to a stream close to our house and neither of them show much interest. We’ve taken them to the ocean before and had to really coax them into the water. Memorial Day was... »

Jack gets into Saturday Mischief

Jack gets into Saturday Mischief

For those of you that follow us on FaceBook (and you all should!), you saw this story over the weekend. Here’s the dirty details. Jack is usually pretty well behaved. The only thing he does is get a little wound up when he’s on the scent of an animal in the yard or on the trails.  And he... »

Music that soothes the savage beast

Music that soothes the savage beast

We’ve been working with a new trainer lately, getting Jack a little more sociable with strangers and she introduced us to Through a Dog’s Ear, Music to Calm you Canine Companion. Now, many of you may have heard about this, may even use it with your dog but it was new to me. We’ve o... »

Different strokes for different dogs

Different strokes for different dogs

I was thinking today about how different our dogs personalities are. As you know if you follow our Blog, we’ve had five of our own dogs and numerous fosters over the years. We’ve learned a lot and experienced many different behaviors. What fascinates me is how different each of our dogs ... »