Category Archives: Dogs

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Charlie’s Behavior Rehabilitation And Training – Part I

Charlie, “Please turn the lights off. Thanks.”

Today, Saturday, Charlie has been with us 7 days.  In that time, we’ve figure out a few things about him:

-He has separation anxiety, very common in dogs coming from shelters, and he is improving little by little.

-He loves food, therefore we are teaching him that when a person/dog approaches he has to ignore it.

-Toys, he took a pair of my socks as a toy, and I asked him to leave it.  He did.

-He doesn’t know how to walk properly, but he is improving.

Charlie is very smart and we are surprised at how fast he is adapting to our schedule, food, and way of life, but one thing is for sure, our boy has no manners and this is something we are working very hard on from day one.

Abby, “I love my blanket mom!”

If you are able to foster or adopt a shelter dog, please do so.  Understand that many of them will be a handful at the beginning-their caretakers do the best that they can, but a shelter/kennel environment will always be stressful for a dog-but if you are committed to his rehabilitation, you will have a dog that will be a pleasure to have in the future. 

Regardless of whether you adopt, foster, or buy a dog, it is paramount that you get your canine companion rehabilitated by making sure that he gets behavior and training under his belt.  With behavior being the one that takes more time to accomplish, but we’ll get there.

We have a long road to go with our Charlie, but he’s worth it.  Stay safe!

And The Search Goes On For Our Next Canine Companion – Part II (Search Is Over)

Abby, “What? I got a new brother? I got to share my food and goodies with him? Fine!”

I thought that our search for a canine companion was going to be long, but I was wrong. Although, I did put an application months ago, but I never followed up on it, so that’s on me. This time, I put the application, but we did a few inquiries about it, and it paid off because we were fortunate enough to get a handsome Shepherd/Lab mix known as Lokie.

Charlie, “Hello. My family will be documenting my progress so please check in on me whenever you have a chance.”

We decided to rename him Charlie. He is a young dog, full of energy and very smart. Abby finally has a younger brother. By the way, they liked each other from the first time they met. Thanks a million to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County for taking care of Charlie and for making the process of adoption easy. Special thanks to Kristen, Nick, Jamie, and Gabby. You are the best!

And The Search Goes On For Our Next Canine Companion – Part I

Walter, a very handsome Australian Shepherd

I decided to document our search for our new addition to the family since it seems like others are going through the same thing. Anyway, I filled out the first application on August 2020; then in September 2020; and finally in January 2021; the applications were to foster and adopt a doggie.

When it comes to breed , I’d like a Pit Bull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd or Dogo Argentino. Watch and see, we might end up with the smallest Chihuahua ever!

One thing I am really not looking for is to adopt a puppy. Puppies get adopted very fast while older dogs linger in shelters for a long time. I will write about senior dogs on another post. With that being said, I’d love to get a dog that is, at the youngest, 3 years old. Watch and see, we might end up with a rambunctious puppy. No!!

Well, let’s see what’s in store for us. Stay safe and warm.

How To Keep Your Dogs Warm During Winter

A blast from the past. Dexter sleeping like a baby.

There are a few things I recommend, you probably have more, pet parents to do and use in order to keep their doggies nice and warm such as: bed, blanket, sweater, jacket, pajamas etc.

I look at it this way; if I am cold so is my dog. What do you do keep your canine companion warm during Winter? I’d love to hear from you. Stay safe.

Multiple Dogs In One Household

A Pit bull mix (female), a Weimaraner (female), and Boxer mix (male).

We are currently looking to add another canine companion to our family, but we are being patient about it because it has to be the right fit for us specially for our Abby.

If you decide to add another dog to your family, make sure that you consider the following: age, gender, breed, and temperament. As long as the introduction of the new dog is done properly, you will enjoy having multiple dogs at home. Wish us luck on our search of another canine companion and stay safe!

Happy New Year 2021

Abby, yours truly, and Lincoln

Walking with my pack is something I do every day. It’s good for your canine companions and for pet parents as well and-for those who’ve met me-this is something I recommend all the time.

Abby and Lincoln tired after our walk

Aside from walking, another activity that my pack is quite fond of is napping. We wish you all a Happy New Year and may 2021 bring us all health, prosperity, and the ability to go back to what our world used to be in the past. Stay safe.

Merry Belated Xmas 2020

Abby, “Grandma, is that present for you or for me? Please double check the label”

Sorry for the late post, but we do hope that you enjoyed this past Christmas with your loved ones. We celebrated with our support bubble because we are being careful and doing our best to stay safe during this pandemic.

I hope that next year we start to see a bit of a resemblance of what life used to be before this pandemic showed up. Merry belated Christmas to you, your furry kids, and family. Stay safe.

SuperRemy And His Pack

Remy, my mom, and our Abby (L to R)

Remy is what I would call a gentle giant. Our Abby looks so small next to him, and he looks so imposing, don’t you think? But you know what? He is actually a very sweet and sensitive doggie. We are glad to have him with us.

I’ve noticed something interesting about Remy. He likes hanging out with my mom, and she enjoys his company too. It seems like we have a total of 2 guard dogs. Take care and stay safe.

On A Search For Our Next Canine Companion

Maggie, the best behaved dog I’ve ever met.

Maggie belonged to a client of mine, and I was fortunate enough to care for her multiple times years ago. She was imposing, to say the least, but she was also very loving with her humans and other dogs.

We are going to start looking for an addition to our family in the near future, and these are the breeds we like: Pit bull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, and Australian Shepherd.

Wish us luck! The funny thing about it is that many times you don’t get the dog you want, but rather the dog you need. Stay safe.

COVID-19, Dogs, Family And Being Grateful

Walter and Alex (L to R)

The pandemic is wreaking havoc in the world, and if you listen to the news the number of infected and deaths because of it is rising. Although it does feel gloomy and scary, I am grateful to have our dogs and family with me. I choose to focus on the positive, and I hope you do too. Stay safe!