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.
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It’s that time of year, when everything seems to be going a hundred miles an hour and we’re trying to catch our breath. I’m with you, truly . . . I can relate. But please slow down long enough to read these 5 super tips about pet safety during the holidays! Continue reading “5 Super Holiday Pet Safety Tips!”
“My Beloved Dogs” is a must read for pet owners, breeders, and those competing in canine sports. The record keeping charts provide a wonderful way to keep track of your dogs’ achievements. The section on individual dog’s records makes it easy to keep track of the health of each dog. Having all this information in one place is really the highlight. Well written and organized, this book will surely become a treasured companion!”
-Norma Patton, AKC Judge
“When I show my dogs, I feel like I’m dancing around the ring. It’s a partnership based on love, friendship, mutual respect, and trust.” ~ Leila Grandemange
Continue reading “The Ultimate Dog Show Record Keeping Book!”
NO DOG SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER IN SILENCE
Dog anxiety, like the human anxiety, can be a debilitating and often painful experience.
If you’ve ever felt worried, uneasy, or nervous about an upcoming event or something with an uncertain outcome, or had a panic attack, you know exactly what I’m talking about! Sadly, many dogs suffer in silence because the owners are simply unaware of the signs. Having experienced a season of anxiety myself, I can’t imagine leaving a dog in an anxious state without offering help. Thankfully, there are things we can do to help our furry friends in their times of need.
The purpose of this article is to help you to recognize the signs of dog anxiety and learn how to offer relief.
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Published in The Royal Spaniels Magazine fall edition 2012.
by Leila Grandemange
Once upon a time, thousands of years ago, man and dog entered into a relationship, and it’s been a rocky road ever since . . . Continue reading “For Better or For Worse [A Story About Man’s Best Friend]”
Dog rescue is an emotional topic. None of us likes to see animals suffer. Thank God for shelters and all the amazing people who rescue dogs, and give them safe and loving home. This poem by an unknown author tugs at the heart and reminds us of the great responsibility involved in dog ownership . . . it may even cause us to shed a few tears.
Continue reading “Do I Go Home Today? [Dog Poem]”