Doggone Times

May 29, 2016

My Dogs and Kids: Benefits of Raising them Together

When Ginger barks, everyone listens. When Lulu plays, no one wants to stay still, and when Buster gives affection, no heart can remain solid. That’s the joy of having dogs in our house, and the joy has been spread to our kids.
May 25, 2016

Swooned over Sushi

You know how they say the shortest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? Courtesy of a stray kitty, I now know the even shorter way to a mother’s heart; her kids. This stray kitty that landed on our doorstep one rainy morning must have known the easiest way to warm her way into my heart.
May 21, 2016

Maintaining Peace in a Multiple Dog Household

Keeping peace in a multiple dog household becomes a challenge because of the way dogs live with each other. Dogs are pack animals,and within each pack there are levels where every dog fits; the alpha dog is the leader, the beta is second to the leader and the omega is at the bottom of the hierarchy.
May 13, 2016

Barking to the Beat: Dogs and Music

The other day, I noticed that whenever the radio was on - our dogs seem to be particularly quiet. Even Ginger doesn’t seem to want to bother Lulu like she usually does just for laughs(barks?) So I decided to research the topic and see if there is a relationship between the music and the calm dogs.
May 10, 2016

Dog Food Aggression

Dog food aggression is the behavior dogs exhibit when they feel their food is under threat of being snatched from them. This behavior can be exhibited towards humans or towards other dogs. The intensity of food aggression varies from one dog to another, and can worsen in the same dog.
May 8, 2016

How to Make Your Dog Toys Last Longer

Every dog in the world enjoys playing with some sort of toy, and thanks to the outstandingly devoted dog-toy manufacturing companies which populate the modern industry, canine companions have no shortage of innovative products have fun with. However, despite the variety of dog toys which are available for purchase today, as well as their inherent availability and affordability, it’s still difficult for many owners to keep-up with the toy demands of their furry friends.