Buy a kennel

One of the best things you can do to prevent your dog’s behavior problems is buy a kennel. Although I wish my mutt never had to go in his kennel, he still spends a fair amount of time there. This was most important when I first adopted him and did not know his personality or …

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Living in the moment

One difference between dogs and humans is dogs live in the present. I am always worrying about the past or the future, but my mutt is worried about what is happening at that very moment, whether it’s getting his head scratched or chewing on a bone. I often find myself stressed out because no matter …

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Goals

What kind of New Year’s resolutions did you set for your dog? I have to admit, I did not set any. But I did write a list of goals before the new year, and some of them included my mutt. One of these goals is to enter my mutt into an agility competition. Notice I …

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Daily walk

I take my mutt for a walk every day. I’ve had him for almost a year and we’ve gone for a walk every day except for a few days when we traveled and also during the two-week road trip I took without my mutt. I live in Fargo, N.D. There is currently a windchill advisory …

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Foster update

Foster dog – Ginger! I decided to foster a senior dog in November. I wanted an older dog, one that wouldn’t require too much exercise and could be left alone when I went to work. I chose an 8-year-old Staffordshire terrier (pitbull) named Ginger. She was sweet, got along fine with my mutt and tolerated …

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