Doggone Times

September 16, 2016
Taking care of a new litter

Taking Care of a New Litter

I’ve taken care of several litters now and I can confidently say I have come a long way since my first rookie experience. I can also tell you no two litters are the same, and just because you have seen so many doesn’t mean you won’t be mesmerized at the sight of newborn puppies. The first time I handled a new litter, I would go in to check in on […]
September 10, 2016
Choosing a groomer for your dog

Choosing a Groomer for Your Dog

Everyone agrees that a clean dog is cuddly and looks nice. It’s the process of cleaning, shaving according to breed, and clipping that can be tiresome. This is the point where groomers come in to save the day. Maybe you just want your furry friend to look neat, or maybe you have important visitors coming over and you want your dog to look presentable. If you have a groomer who […]
August 31, 2016

Of Daughters and Dogs- IQ and Renewed Respect (Part II)

We were both obviously unable to give her answers, even at this older age. But still shocked she could remember. Yet dogs are said to be that intelligent. No wonder some dogs, once they mark a person as an intruder, can still remember him years later. If they mark a person as their friend, they never forget. For example, Timmy. She had been my best friend growing up, then life […]
August 25, 2016

Of Daughters and Dogs- IQ and Renewed Respect (Part I)

I remember my daughter at two. She was cute as a button, yet as cunning as they come. She was and still is one of the most intelligent little humans I have come across. At that age, she could clearly communicate verbally, she knew all her ABCs and what objects each letter went with and multiple other things that still amaze me to date. She was way ahead of her […]
August 20, 2016

What to Do About Incessant Barking

A friend called in distress. She needed help because her dog was barking incessantly and her neighbor had complained to the authorities. The friend had been told to do something about the barking or else she couldn’t keep her dog any longer, because the neighbor couldn’t stand that noise. As a person who has lived with dogs for a while now, I have come across this problem before. I understood […]
August 14, 2016

Summer Fun with Your Furry Friend

Summer’s here, and you’ve dug out your outfits from the closet ready for some serious basking. Plan to include your four-legged friend in your fun. Including your dog in family activities creates a better bond between you and your dog, and helps the dog get familiar with new environments. Fun in the park Plan a picnic basket with you and your pet’s lunch and spend the afternoon together. If your […]