Doggone Times

February 10, 2017

How to Deal with a Dog Who is Mourning

Dogs, just like human beings, experience grief. This may be due to the loss of a loved person or the loss of another dog. I once saw my yellow Lab get depressed after she lost her puppy. We tried everything we could do to save the puppy, but to no avail. Once the puppy was dead, the Lab wouldn’t let go of her baby and almost refused to breastfeed and […]
February 2, 2017

A Furry Friend in Grief is a Friend Indeed

Dogs are recognized by doctors and therapists as comfort animals. Even Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing, acknowledged the presence of pets as a source of comfort during difficult times such as long illnesses. The advantage of having a dog beside you when you are grieving is his constant companionship. He offers what most people are not capable of offering during this hard time, he is able to offer […]
January 27, 2017

Factors to Consider when Exercising your Dog in Winter

One of the things our dogs need for optimum health is exercise. The exercises can be through playing out in the park, walks or just training in the backyard. However, when the weather is chilly, you have to be extra careful not to expose your dog to extreme cold while exercising. Here are some factors to consider. The size of your dog matters when it comes to the amount of […]
January 20, 2017

How to Protect Children from Dog Bites

There are many benefits of introducing dogs to your children, including learning to be responsible for another at an early age. However, dogs can pose danger to children, especially children who are below five years of age. This is because children at this age may still not understand that a dog sometimes needs its space. They may still not get that although a dog is their friend, it is not […]
January 12, 2017

How to Deal with a Jealous Dog

Dogs, just like humans, get jealous sometimes. They want to be the center of their owner’s world, and when a person or another dog threatens that position, the dog fights back to reinforce his apparent right position. I remember dealing with such a dog when I first my my husband-then boyfriend. The dog’s name was Dusty, and she just totally disliked me. We later became good friends, but it took […]
January 6, 2017

Benefits of Taking Dogs to Work

Imagine if you could take your furry friend to work with you, everyday, for the entire eight hours. It’s now possible in some offices where the ‘no dog’ policy has been made null and void. In these offices, dogs are welcome all the time, with good reason. Corporations have found that when they allow employees to bring their pets to work, the employees’ performance standards improve. For starters, people are […]