Patchwork Dogs • Making dog-parenting user-friendly!
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You bet your stuffed Kong they can. Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can try to make them better--including a miracle pill that cleared up Chance's allergic symptoms entirely in just a few days!
I don't think ANY dog-trainer is 100% right about everything, including the Dog Whisperer himself. But if you're an anti-Cesar absolutist, I think you're doing a disservice to dog-owners (and dogs) everywhere.
Look, we ALL KNOW you're not supposed to exercise your dog in extreme heat! I'M NOT A NEGLIGENT DOG-PARENT. But sometimes you don't think a leisurely walk counts as "exercise," and sometimes you don't think it's possible for "extreme heat" to exist at 10am. And sometimes you're wrong.
When I take my dog Chance for a walk, nothing is more frustrating than another dog-walker who allows their dog to come right up to Chance without asking permission. I'm not the only one who feels this way, and here's why...
Dog rescues are frequently demonized for their high adoption fees, invasive application and home check processes, and their occasional lack of professionalism. Here's why we should step back and take a breath before casting stones.
It's not exactly a fairytale, but it does end happily ever after. Here's my crash-course on cranial cruciate ligament disease in dogs, how to decide if surgery is right for your dog, and Chance's experiences recovering from a TPLO.
Do you ever wonder if you're really getting the best deal at the pet store? I compared six retailers to find out who really has the best prices on dog supplies, and you probably haven't heard of the winner!
Your brand-new dog is settled in to his brand-new forever home, and it's time to take him for his very first check-up! In the fourth part of the Quick-Start Guide series, I'll help you prepare for your vet visit with Puppy--what to bring, questions to ask, and questions you maybe shouldn't ask right away...
In the third installment of the Quick-Start Guide series, we'll take a look at the most important issues you'll want to address with Puppy right away--health insurance, choosing a vet, microchipping, leaving Puppy alone, and car safety.
You've just brought home a brand-new dog...what do you do first? In Part 2 of the Quick-Start Guide series, I'll give you my suggestions on how to introduce Puppy to his new home, a few basic routines to establish, and how to settle him in for his first night.
Did you just adopt a dog? Did you immediately afterward realize you have no idea what you're doing? Don't worry. This series is intended to get you through the first hour, first day, first week, and first vet visit with your new best friend. Part 1 will cover the supplies I suggest you pick up before you and Puppy even go home.