My dog is scared, so he must’ve been abused
Dog behavior

My dog is scared, so he must’ve been abused

Just because a dog is shy or even fearful around new people or new situations, it doesn’t mean he was abused. It likely means he just needs some more socialization in a positive way.

Easy socialization tips for dogs and puppies
Dog training

Easy socialization tips for dogs and puppies

The following is my list of dog and puppy socialization ideas for people, places and situations to introduce to your new puppy or dog.

Guess That Mutt – Felix!
Guess that mutt

Guess That Mutt – Felix!

Take a guess at Felix’s breeds, and you could win a bag of Crunchy Delights dog treats from Bravo!

Yes, it’s OK to adopt a dog if you work full time!
Dog adoption

Yes, it’s OK to adopt a dog if you work full time!

Dogs require a lot of time and money, but that doesn’t mean working families do not deserve the option of owning a dog. This post is inspired by the blog DOGThusiast.com.

How do you move on when a dog dies?
Distinguished Dogs

How do you move on when a dog dies?

How do you “move on” when a dog passes away? Every loss is hard, but I have grown even more attached to each dog that comes along.

5 socialization mistakes that could screw up your dog
Dog behavior

5 socialization mistakes that could screw up your dog

Socialization should be about introducing the dog to something new in a positive way. The following are five dog and puppy socialization mistakes to avoid.

Guess That Mutt – Amy
Dog adoption

Guess That Mutt – Amy

Guess what kind of dog Amy is. The shelter said possibly Lab and Basenji. What do you think?

How to stop a dog from peeing in her kennel or crate
Dog behavior

How to stop a dog from peeing in her kennel or crate

How to get a dog or puppy to stop peeing in her kennel or crate during potty training.

Why I judge people who have reactive dogs
Dog behavior

Why I judge people who have reactive dogs

Why dog owners judge people with reactive dogs, and why we should keep our opinions to ourselves.

Why my pets are not rescued animals
Dog adoption

Why my pets are not rescued animals

Why my dog and two cats are not rescued animals. They are adopted.