Walking with shelter dogs

Volunteering to walk shelter dogs I began walking dogs last fall at the Natural Pet Center in Fargo, which also keeps dogs from 4 Luv of…

Not like the others?

Last weekend I took care of Piper, my friend Becky’s great dane. I wanted to show a picture of her because I had never seen…

A second chance for former fight dogs

When dogs used for fighting are taken out of their abusive situations, they should be given a chance to live a normal life. According to…

Be kind to animals; kiss a rugby player

My mutt isn’t allowed to go to rugby practices anymore. He gets too excited, thinks he is the starting outside center and doesn’t like to sit on…

What kind of obedience training is best?

Training your dog at all is more important than what kind of obedience training you and your dog actually do. Think about all the dogs you know. How…

30-day challenge: Walk your dog every day (Day 2)

Today was the second day of my experiment to walk Ace every day. Since it is really wet and muddy out, he did not get…

10 reasons to enroll your dog in obedience classes

When I adopted Ace last year, I debated whether or not to take him to formal obedience classes. I am always trying to save money,…

30-day challenge: Walk your dog every day (Day 1)

Today was the first day of my 30-day experiment to walk Ace for a minimum of 20 minutes per day. The walk went way better…

Don’t feed other people’s dogs

When I’m at the dog park or when I meet another dog anywhere, I make sure not to feed it treats without asking the owner…

Finding motivation

Running in Fargo I had to slow down every 10 minutes during today’s run in order to break the ice from my eyelashes. The temperature…

Buy a Gentle Leader

A Gentle Leader is a collar that will stop many dogs from pulling. It works like a horse halter, by fitting over the dog’s muzzle…

When should a dog be considered dangerous?

Many cities and states are enforcing rules against dangerous dogs, but when is a dog really considered dangerous? At what point has a dog’s behavior…

Take time to find the right dog

One of the main reasons dogs and cats end up in shelters every year is because people buy a pet before they are committed to…