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 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.
When I’m feeling blue, my dogs motivate me to get out and walk. And when I do, I always gain fresh perspective and feel happier!
Life is tough, and more often than not we find ourselves sitting inside lamenting our problems in the dark rather than getting outside and letting nature and sunshine help us heal.
Personally, I think dog owners have an amazing advantage in this area. Dogs need their daily walks or playtime outside. What better motivator to lay aside our problems and get outside and hang out with our furry friends!
If you’re feeling sad or troubled in heart, I’d like to encourage you to get your walking shoes on, and get outside. Let your dogs lead you to beautiful places where nature soothes the weary soul and vibrant colors ignite feelings of hope. Breath in the fresh air and exhale any worry and fear. See God in creation, be encouraged, and give thanks.
There are countless amazing benefits to walking your dog. These are just a few I’ve found personally helpful.