Why is my dog barking? What’s he trying to say? If I only knew. There are many useful and valid reasons for a dog to bark, but when it becomes constant, often we’re left frustrated and perplexed. Think of a parent holding a crying newborn all night. Is she sick? Is she acting spoiled? Like any concerned parent we would search until the answer was found. Unfortunately, as doggie parents, we’re not always as persistent. Too often owners blame their dog, calling him “naughty” or buying shock collars in desperation. But dogs don’t bark for the sake of barking. Our job is to play detective, dig deeper, and find out why!Continue reading “Why is My Dog Barking?”
The children of today are the dog owners of tomorrow.
Owning a dog can be a fun and rewarding experience, yet children are often unaware of the responsibilities involved. One way to help them understand the responsibility of dog ownership is by offering them educational books and material created especially for children. Continue reading “How to Help Children Learn responsible Dog Ownership [Books and Resources]”
Growing up with dogs, I quickly learned that Easter, much like other Holidays, involved potential hazards for my pets. Continue reading “Easter Safety Tips for Pet Owners [and Resource Links]”
Pet Insurance Reviews
If you’re considering getting pet insurance for your beloved pet, you might be wondering which one is best.
As a consumer and pet lover, you want pet insurance coverage that provides not only a low monthly rate, but also great value for what you get. You are looking for a broad plan that covers everything from acupuncture to vaccines, and has enough room in case disaster strikes.
Today I came across an article that compares the best pet insurance policies with reviews for 2019, and shares ratings on coverage, how claims are handled, reimbursements, deductibles, limits and more. Click on the link below to read the full article. I hope it will help you in your search.
“Dogs are like potatoes chips, it’s hard to have just one.” ~ unknown
Once you’ve experienced the unconditional love of a dog, and all the joys that come with having a fun-loving canine companion, it’s hard to stop at just one. When that happens, the joys may be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled, but so might the work, worry, and heartache. This may be especially true if you’re a breeder or involved in canine sports and travel a lot. How do we maintain peace of mind and heart when living with more than one dog while juggling all of life’s obligations?
Read on, and discover 3 essentials to finding harmony in a multi-dog home.
Years ago, when I acquired my first Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, I had no idea they’d become addictive. They’re beautiful, friendly, fun-loving, comforting and easy to care for… what’s one more? However, what began as a simple task of caring for one dog risked turning my comfy calm life resembling a bed of roses into a garden of weeds. Thankfully, I learned early on the art of creating a beautiful garden.
Finding harmony in a multi-dog home is similar to creating a beautiful garden.
In preparing this article I interviewed Cindy, a friend whose garden could be compared to Monet’s—it’s extraordinarily beautiful and harmonious. As we spoke, I discovered we had much in common. People often wonder why she would want such a large garden—I mean the more you plant, the more you have to care for, right? Her response echoed the words of my heart: “It’s my passion!” I asked her to offer three words that would inspire others to find harmony in their garden. Her response: Passion, Patience, and Perseverance. These are the same three essentials I would apply to finding harmony in a multi-dog home.
Do you need pet insurance? Yes, no, maybe, not sure . . .
With so many pet insurance companies to choose from, I thought I share a wonderful article from Consumer Affairs which compares the top ten pet insurance providers. Continue reading “Which Pet Insurance is Best? [Compare the Top 10 Pet Insurance Providers]”