The past weeks have brought a noticeable number of phone calls to my office from clients requesting names of kennels, dog walkers and the like, as well as basic advise on leaving their dogs for extended holidays. Though I wrote… read more
Sounds that go BOOM in the night
Independence Day celebrations are looming, thunderstorms are more frequent…how can you help your dog cope with those sounds that go BOOM in the night? There is actually a lot you can do to… read more
If you’re planning to be or to have company this holiday season, involving your dog requires careful consideration. How do you envision your visit or visitors? Are your hosts or guests seasoned dog lovers, patient and tolerant, or are they… read more
Egad! December is upon us and, with it, all the dog-oriented topics to be discussed, from handling them around company to conveying that decorations are not chew toys, and then onto the topic of the holiday puppy. In light of… read more
In much of the country, winter mean snow. Here’s how to keep your dog safe when the snow falls:
Dogs, like kids, get excited when they see white. It’s wet, it’s fluffy, it’s cool to the touch. Don’t take it… read more
Teaching your dog more civilized manners should top your list if your hope is to have him about this holiday season.
In a dog’s world, to see is to smell. When greeting or acclimating to a new environment, limiting your… read more
How to survive the busiest travel day of the year? Here are my top 10 travel tips…because When Dogs Talk…I listen!
1. Dogs feel more relaxed when they’re tuckered out. Exercise your dog before you hit the road.
2. If… read more
As we round the corner into November, there is one date that looms large: October 31st. Halloween. Here in my town, it’s a big, big deal. Everyone dresses up and parades around, chatting, laughing, knocking on doors and generally making… read more
Ah, summer. We love it, dogs love it. We’re all restless and eager to stroll, run and play after a winter of bundled-up, hurried-up walks. The desire to tear around with a tennis ball—either throwing or chasing–is powerful urge and… read more