Doggone Times

August 9, 2016

Fun Ways to Keep your Dog Cool in Summer

Summer brings with it a lot of excitement. It’s a time to be outdoors in light clothes without worrying about the chill. It’s a time to slather on sunscreen and relax on the lounge chair and soak in some sun on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It’s also a time the human body is able to cool itself with lots of sweating. Unfortunately, our dogs can’t do the same. Although they […]
August 5, 2016

Fit for Human Consumption, Unfit for Canines

Way back, before I was as savvy as I am now about dogs and their care, a cousin told me what sounded like an old wives tale. He told me that he had gone to visit a dog he was training for the usual lessons, only to find the dog very sick. On enquiring the cause, he was told the owners had fed him chocolate and biscuits, and the dog […]
July 31, 2016

Making your Home Dog Proof

There is a dog next door that Buster finds irresistible. The fact that she is in heat further compounds matters, because now he has even learned to open the gate. We have had to put the gate’s handle far up where he can’t reach. This is not the first time we have had to change our lives for the dogs’ safety.To keep your house safe for your dog, you need […]
July 25, 2016

What you Need to Do to Successfully Boundary Train your Dog

Sometimes, you won’t be home to restrain your dog. This might be indoors or outdoors, so some boundary training might help. If possible, decide on the areas you want to be off limits to your dog before she comes home. It is easier for a dog to learn to stay off limits in a place she has never been than in one she has been before because you would be […]
July 17, 2016

Me and My Buster’s Running Schedule

Sometime last year, I was so busy that I let my exercise schedule gather some dust. I was walking in the mall, and decided to take my weight, even though a small voice at the back of my head pleaded with me not to. I knew I had neglected my exercise schedule long enough to warrant a few pounds. My jeans had been fitting a bit too snuggly so I […]
July 11, 2016

Getting Ready for a New Puppy

I have brought several puppies home, but the one time that has stuck with me most is when I brought Ginger home. She was the best puppy in her litter, so it’s little wonder she has turned into the matriarch in our home. I was excited about having a new puppy to care for, and I had prepared everything for her from bowls, to doggie bed to toys. I was […]