Your dog needs you. The most important ingredient in any relationship is being present and doing right by the dog living in your household.
My husband Ron and I had our last day with Beretta, our 14-year-old whippet. It was several weeks ago. My husband had been nursing Beretta along through waning health for a couple of years. Finally, Beretta stopped eating and could not easily walk or stand. It was time.
Depending on the genetics and social skills, along with a dose of breed disposition, we need to screen dogs in the workplace as carefully as we would any employee.
The very uniqueness and adaptability of our beloved canines allows for a myriad of interesting relationships. It’s important to look at the whole picture when evaluating what we might think is “good or bad” behavior.
Hot cars or trucks can create a coffin for dogs left inside. We hear about these devastating cases throughout the year, but for some of us, leaving our dog at home is either not an option or we are taking a road trip for adventures with our canine buddy.
In training our canine companions, it's important to speak the language.
Our canines are one of the few animals who excel in understanding humans. That’s why we have them in our lives.
In training animals, raising one's voice can do more harm than good.
Awareness and knowledge can prevent human/moose encounters.
Letting dogs run off-leash around wildlife can, and does, lead to grave consequences.
In multiple dog families — like multiple child families — each member should find their own place.
Pets need to feel empowered in order to thrive.
Awareness and a leash can prevent an unpleasant encounter while walking your "friendly dog."
Dog training never ends.
Short waits can add up to extreme heat for dogs confined in cars.