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A walk in the park

My boyfriend Josh, my mutt Ace and I just returned from a backpacking trip in western North Dakota. I thought I’d post some photos instead of trying to explain the beautiful scenery. If you ever get a chance, visit Teddy Roosevelt National Park. We didn’t see anyone else in the park!         …

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Blue Merle Great Dane

Last weekend I took care of Piper, my friend Becky’s blue merle great dane. I wanted to show a picture of her because I had never seen a gray and black (blue merle) great dane before Piper. Piper reminds me of how some of the American Kennel Club’s regulations are a bit ridiculous. The AKC …

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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 at 6 a.m. here in Fargo was a balmy 4 degrees, close to a record low for March 8. This is warm compared to some of the past Saturdays when …

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Pinch Collars Are Great

A prong collar or pinch collar is one of the many options that can make training and walking your dog a much more pleasant experience. If these collars are used properly, they will help you train your dog to walk nicely on a leash in all situations. These collars are not cruel or painful. Many …

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Ten Annoying Dog Behaviors

My mutt is not perfect, even though he has a perfect owner. OK, I guess if I were truly perfect, my mutt would be perfect too. Unfortunately, he’s not. Here are, in my opinion, some of the most annoying dog behaviors. I’m not including biting, mauling and attacking people in this list. I think that …

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