Why is my dog barking? What’s he saying? Why won’t he stop?! Understanding how dogs communicate is key to solving the mystery. Dogs and humans do not perceive the world in the same way, nor communicate in the same language. In this article you’ll gain insight into what your dog may be communicating when he barks, and how to respond.
If you’re holding one too many leashes, and feeling winded from life’s race, you’ll enjoy this blog! Written with pet lover’s in mind.
Pawz and Pray is a quiet place to gather and reflect on God, life, and the dogs we love. Whether its inspirational insights learned from my dogs, or more practical topics such as training and pet care, I trust you’ll find a tiny treasure to lighten your load and brighten your day! This blog was inspired by the book, Pawz & Pray: Short Reflections about God, Life, and the Dogs I Love! Nominated for Excellence in Books by the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). Don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list to get my latest news, and information about the revised and updated edition of Pawz & Pray, coming soon!
“Dogs are our true friends, our angels, our teachers, our healers. They love us unconditionally, as God intended. If we look carefully, we can learn from them how to make the world a brighter and better place.” — Leila Grandemange [quote from the book, Pawz and Pray]
Losing pups. It’s heartbreaking, for so many reasons.
Have you ever had a dream that was crushed, maybe even more than once? How do you get back up and press on, when painful memories linger and the heart is heavy?
As responsible dog owners, breeders, and exhibitors, I’m sure we’ve dreamed of a healthy litter of promising pups, amazing adoptive families to come along, a new champion title, a successful year for our clubs, the well-being and longevity of our beloved canine companions, and on and on. But what happens when expectations are not met and dreams are crushed? Pain is a real emotion, and the wounds life deals are often long to heal. This message is not about the past however, it’s about the future. A bright future! So let’s turn the page on the past, and look forward with hope!
In this article I will define hope, and share 4 powerful steps to help you overcome heartache, and press on!
The 75th anniversary of D-Day stirs up profound gratitude in my heart. Gratitude to all the men and women who served our country, and sacrificed so much for our freedom. It also stirs up deep gratitude to all the dogs who became part of the armed forces and bravely served alongside them. One such dog was Brian, a tough parachuting dog (a 2 year old Alsatian-Collie cross) who turned into a war hero and earned a medal for his service.
Read his inspirational story below, by following the link.
My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty. — Elayne Boosler
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]”