This ‘n That Thursday

How do I Find a Dog Camp?

How do I Find a Dog Camp?

Canine fitness centers, doggie boot camps, canine adventure clubs & swim centers are all the rage right now. I see or read about new ones all the time. We are huge fans of these places because whether they are indoors or outdoors, for the dogs alone or for humans and canines together, they are a... »

Dear Labby, Can I be sued if my dog bites someone?

Dear Labby, Can I be sued if my dog bites someone?

Dear Labby, We have a dog who can be aggressive in certain circumstances. We work hard on her training and have made great strides, but she is still very protective of her home and her yard. I worry about someone entering the yard unexpectedly and being bitten by her. We have posted several “B... »

Mythbuster – All Dogs Love to be Pet (or is it petted?)

Mythbuster – All Dogs Love to be Pet (or is it petted?)

All dogs love to be pet right? And the easiest place to pet them is the top of their head, so it’s okay to  pet them there – they like it. And with little dogs, it’s okay to just pick them up and pet them! I think those myths have been busted pretty thoroughly over the last few yea... »

Who is Duke the Dog?

Who is Duke the Dog?

Hi, SlimDoggy Jack here! We’re joining up with the This ‘N That Thursday crew to talk about a number of different things today. I want to start with a big SHOUT OUT for my Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange partner, Duke from Life with Duke. Duke was adopted by his new family about 6 mont... »

This ‘N That Thursday Thanks – Turkey Day Infographic

This ‘N That Thursday Thanks – Turkey Day Infographic

We created a new infographic for Thanksgiving with some Turkey Day FIT tips. Tips for you and tips for your dog! Food tips, fitness tips. A little of this and a little of that. Enjoy.       We’ll be linking up to the special This ‘N That Thursday Thanksgiving edition spons... »

MythBuster #8 Do Dogs Remember?

MythBuster #8 Do Dogs Remember?

Last spring they planted a crop of peppers in the fields at the end of our street. At the time, I posted a picture of Jack looking over the field wishing and hoping they were growing bacon. Well, the crop has grown and they harvested it 2 weeks ago. I posted some pictures of the workers and the big ... »

Fear Aggression in Dogs

Fear Aggression in Dogs

Don’t misunderstand, I am no expert when it comes to working with dogs with fear aggression. Jack had a touch of this problem, but with hard work and a good trainer, he’s worked through most of it and while he doesn’t joyfully greet strangers like our Sally did, he tolerates them. ... »

National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

This week is designated National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week. I’m not sure who created the ‘week’, I think the Humane Society, but it’s certainly a worthy cause. Our shelters do amazing work with limited funds, resources and a growing overpopulation of dogs, c... »

This ‘N That Thursday – Halloween Edition

This ‘N That Thursday – Halloween Edition

First, let’s get the Halloween fun out of the way. We tried and tried to get Jack into a big Jack-in-the-Box, but he kept telling me he’s not a cat and he’s not going to sit in a box. So we had to settle for this picture. Mom needs to work on her photoshop skills, but not too bad. ... »

Dear Labby – Teeth Baring

Dear Labby – Teeth Baring

Dear Labby, When our two dogs play, Tally dances all around Taj trying to engage her. Taj being the older dog stands and looks at her, taunting her energetically, and every now and then she’ll give her a bit of a chase, which is exactly what Tally is trying to get her to do. This morning, Tall... »

This ‘N That Thursday

This ‘N That Thursday

It’s been busy over at SlimDoggy this week, what with Walk Your Mutt Monday and Pet Obesity Awareness Day and our usual FitDog Friday to prepare for. We’ve got so many loose ends to tie up. We had a Dear Labby post we were going to put up, but wanted to wrap up some outstanding notices f... »

Pet Wellness Mythbusters #6

Pet Wellness Mythbusters #6

We’re adding to our MythBuster series today and focusing on wellness myths since it’s Pet Wellness Month. What is Pet Wellness? It’s just what you think – keeping your pet fit, health and “well”. It’s preventative medicine for your pet. Many vets provide spe... »

Dear Labby

Dear Labby

Dear Labby, We just got a new puppy from the shelter. We don’t really know what he is, but he looks kind of like a shepherd/golden mix. We like to take him everywhere so that he gets socialized. He’s really pretty well-behaved for a pup. The shelter said they thought he was 6 months old.... »

SlimDoggy MythBuster #4 – Dog’s Aging

SlimDoggy MythBuster #4 – Dog’s Aging

Today’s mythbusting is about dog’s aging. We all know dog’s life expectancy is much shorter than humans, so they age much faster.  And we’ve probably all heard that one year in human aging is equivalent to 7 years in dog aging. That’s pretty fast and…not all that ... »

This ‘N That Thursday

This ‘N That Thursday

Being fairly new to this blogging community we are very grateful for the support that we’ve received from our fellow bloggers and their faithful readers. We have been fortunate enough to receive several award nominations in the last few months and have been negligent in fully responding to the... »

This ‘N That Thursday

This ‘N That Thursday

This month has been designated Senior Pet Month by BlogPaws. They created a great Infographic to help bring attention to the health concerns of seniors as well as the benefits of seniors – they provided some statistics on seniors too. Did you know that 84% of those surveyed believe senior pets... »

Tale of Tails: Tino and the bird.

Tale of Tails: Tino and the bird.

When we lived in Thousand Oaks, our house had a small courtyard in the front. The courtyard was gated with a locked gate, so we frequently left the sliding door to the courtyard opened for Sally & Tino so they could go out and sun themselves while we were at work all day. Tino in particular love... »

Dear Labby: Eye color?

Dear Labby: Eye color?

  Dear Labby, We fell in love with dog at the shelter because of her beautiful eyes. One was blue and one was brown and they were so expressive. Our friends tell us that maybe there is something wrong with her or that she might become aggressive. Should we be worried? Blue-eyed Belle   &nb... »

Is my Dog Weird?

Is my Dog Weird?

I posted a question on our FaceBook page last week asking about weird behaviors your dogs perform. I was prompted to do this by some of the odd habits and behaviors of my own dogs and wondered if others had the same experience. Well, based on the feedback, you sure do. Let me start with my stories. ... »

Dear Labby (Concerned & ChubbyDad)

Dear Labby (Concerned & ChubbyDad)

  Dear Labby, I love dogs and really want to help out my local dog rescue, but I just can’t provide a forever home right now (work schedule & living situation).  How else can I help? WantsToHelp Dear WantstoHelp,  There are so many things you can do to help out and your local shelter ... »