“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.
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Growing up with dogs, I quickly learned that Easter, much like other Holidays, involved potential hazards for my pets. Continue reading “No Eggs Left Behind! [3 Easter Pet Safety Tips]”
My adorable standard poodle recently learned a new trick!
As a proud mama of course I had to share. He learned to go “through” my legs in just a few short sessions. As I was teaching my dog this trick Psalm 23:4 came to mind…
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Hey there friends! I’m so excited to share what I learned about God while I was walking my dog!
Rather than writing a long blog post, I decided to record my story. This way you’ll get to meet my adorable Standard Poodle. It was my first “Facebook Live” recording with my dog
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“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
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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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