Cesar’s way should be our way

A lack of exercise is the number one reason so many of our dogs have behavior problems. This is true with my own dog, and…

Chasing a goal

In three attempts, I have never started or finished a marathon. These attempts included four sets of running shoes, more than 1,000 logged miles, $180…

I don’t recommend a Flexi Lead

Why I don’t recommend a retractable leash I have never been a fan of the Flexi leash. The Flexi leash is that long, retractable leash…

Small dogs deserve training, too

I have always wondered why many owners of small dogs don’t bother to train them. Not that all big dogs are well trained; most of…

10 reasons to try dog agility

Ace is the first dog I have trained to do agility. He is still learning, but he and I enjoy practicing every week. I recommend…

30-day challenge: Walk your dog every day (Days 22-23)

Today was day 23 of my 30-day challenge to walk my dog every day. The weather here is finally nice, and Ace and I walked…

Iraqi dogs get new homes

A German shepherd/border collie mix named Nubs arrived in California in March after people raised $3,500 for the dog’s trip out of Iraq, according to…

Cat show draws a crowd

Yesterday, some friends and I attended a cat show in West Fargo. I felt bad for the cats because they were not excited about being…

30-day challenge: Walk your dog every day (Days 19-21)

Today is day 21 of my challenge to walk my dog every day. I failed my own challenge though, because when I started it I…

Tips for better blog writing

Until I am a full-time blogger, I pay my bills by working at The Forum, Fargo’s daily newspaper. My degree is in journalism, and since…

10 things to look for when choosing a vet

When moving to a new location, I like to find a vet who meets the needs of my pets the best. When I moved to Fargo,…