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Those of you with nice dogs of sound mind and temperament will probably not relate to this post (but I really hope you’ll read it anyway). Those of you with dogs like my new (work in progress) dog Beck, or my last dog Charlee (epic bitch) will totally know where I am coming from. You see, all some of us…

    Because of relentless bullying, a Tennessee teen was forced to resort to homeschooling.  She was tormented because of her love for animals, but now Brittney Monk is using her love for her dog Dodge to prevail over the bullies who stole her happiness and peace of mind. Brittney calls her Jack Russell terrier brilliant, and says he can…

    Meet Brody, the world’s most polite pup.  He can bark like any other dog, but unlike every other dog, he can whisper when he’s asked. “Brody is like a human!” owner Holly Stephens told ABC News. “He is so sweet and smart and he is also extremely polite.” Holly is a language arts teacher in Woodlands, Texas.  In…

My post last week was a check list of things that puppy owners need to go out of their way to expose their pups to. Proper socialization drastically cuts down on behavior issues developing later in life. I fielded a lot of questions about the list. A lot of people wanted to know “is it too late?” The window for…

Photo: fox17online————————————– Mason Burns has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Diagnosed at 5, in the time since, the disease — a rare disorder marked by steady muscle degeneration — has taken its toll. Mason is partially wheelchair-bound, and it has been difficult navigating the halls of Carson City Elementary School. So much so that it was recommended he get a service dog.…

Have a baby?  Then you need a dog like Charlie.  Changing diapers is just the worst, but any chore is made much easier with a helper! Charlie the beagle helps his mom Julia change baby Laura Olivia’s diapers by bringing her the things she needs to get the job done.  Sure, doing it herself might be faster, but this way…

When a dog pulls excessively on leash, it is unpleasant for both the dog and the person walking him. Many people resort to yanking on their dogs, using pinch or choke collars, or stopping every few feet hoping for something to change. Using a choke chain or pinch collar may lessen pulling temporarily, but these collars are very unpleasant for…

Photo from barkbusters.com Summer time can be a stressful time of the year for dogs.  Increased thunderstorms and fireworks can make for a rough time for your pet’s, especially with all the loud noises associated with both.  Thanks to Barkbusters, there are some things you can do to help. Richard and Vicki Horowitz are the force behind Barkbusters.  They are…

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