Puppies

How Much Exercise Should a Puppy Get? (Part 1)

How Much Exercise Should a Puppy Get? (Part 1)

We had a reader recently ask about how much exercise a puppy should get. This is a great question and certainly worthy of a post or two. Speaking from experience, I wish that I had this knowledge many years ago when raising our Chocolate Labrador, Sally. Sally was an energetic lab (aren’t they all?)... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 8-4-13

Black & White Sunday 8-4-13

Here’s my final look back at our family’s collies and one of Vicky’s litters (with my grandfather & parents). The mother of this litter was Vicky who we featured in our B&W Sunday post a few weeks ago.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to ... »

Dear Labby – Genetic Disease?

Dear Labby – Genetic Disease?

Dear Labby- We have decided to get a dog (our first ever) and are both excited and nervous about it. We both work and are rather sedentary, so we think we need a low-energy dog; certainly nothing big or active like a Golden Retriever or Border Collie.  As of now, we are leaning toward a Maltese R... »

Black & White Sunday 6-23-13

Black & White Sunday 6-23-13

SlimDoggy’s cousin Taj lives near San Diego, CA. This picture is from nine years ago when she was a mere pup. Taj is a trained hunting Weimaraner and goes to Mexico with her dad all the time to go hunting. SlimDoggy cousin, Taj   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Than... »