Walter, “Did you say treat? I hope so because I am not doing this for my health”
Just like many pet parents out there, we are spending our weekend at home, although we did go to the supermarket for a few things we needed yesterday, but other than that we are relaxing at home.
Dexter, “Is the food ready? I hope so because I am starving!”
Some dogs along with their humans are sleeping, walking, eating, etc. whatever you are doing this weekend, enjoy it!
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Tagged Australian Shepherd, boxer, Boxer mix, Canine Behavior, dog boarding, pack of dogs, relaxing
Abby, “Mom, are we moving again?”
Let me start by saying thanks to our military personnel-that includes the canine units- and their family for all the sacrifices they make for us every day.
I love living in Crofton, MD but we finally found a house suited to our wants and needs in Annapolis so we’ll be busy this holiday moving our pack to our new house.
Abby will keep you up to date on our move, and I am sure she will delight you with tales of how hard she will be working; how little sleep she’ll get; and how few treats will be dispensed. That’s our Abby! 🙂
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Tagged 2020, Annapolis Maryland, Beagle, canine companions, Crofton, MD, dog boarding, Memorial Day, Moving with dogs
Walter, Alex, and Dexter (Left to Right)
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic we are taking more precautions in order to stay safe, and that-of course-includes our dogs and home. These are the things I’d recommend you do to keep your dogs clean:
- Brush your dog’s hair (long and short-haired dogs) after a walk. Always!
- Wipe off your dog’s paws (get baby wipes from the Dollar Store) and check her pads for any foreign object in them
- Change her bedding frequently (every couple of days or daily)
- Brush her teeth before going to bed
When it comes to our house, I dust, vacuum, and sweep often because as you pet parents well know, our doggies shed a lot. What about yours truly? I wash my hands constantly and I carry hand wipes with me always. Keeping our dogs clean does not require a lot of money or time so let’s get in the habit of doing so in order to keep us all safe. Take care.
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Tagged Australian Shepherd, boxer, coronavirus, dog bed, dog boarding, Dog hair brushing, Dog wipes, Maryland, Pet Parent, pit bull
Today we honor those who died in military service, but I also want to remember those dogs that so bravely served our country, and the families that made the ultimate sacrifice and that still remember those long gone, but never forgotten. Thank you.
I know, I know. I am always a big advocate on walking your dog, but you also need to give her enough time to relax and recuperate. Add to that a nice comfortable bed and a blanket, and your dog will be in doggie heaven. Enjoy your weekend!
Posted in Breeds, dog trainer, Dogs, senior dogs, Training, Walking
Tagged asleep, Beabull, Beagle, Bulldog, dog bed, dog boarding, Family, pit bull
Abby, “Mom, you are doing it wrong!”
I can’t believe 2017 is almost over. Time certainly flies and December is usually a blur. Some of us, ok some of them, like Abby and Cynthia will be busy decorating.
Others will be traveling to spend these holidays with family.
Abby, “Moms, stop hugging me”.
We, like many others, will be spending our time with cute but ungrateful children like Abby. Why ungrateful? She wanted to pose for the picture without being hugged.
Abby, “Mom, hurry up!”
Some, those with adventurous souls, will be traveling with their furry kids. Why not? Let’s add a little more stress to the trip. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?
Abby, “I am posing and looking straight at the camera. Do I get more treats than Champagne?”
Yes, then there are those that prefer to hang out with friends rather than family like our Abby. But I can’t blame her. Champagne is an amazing pit bull. Regardless of how you plan to celebrate these holidays, enjoy yourself and the time you have with your loved us. That time is priceless.
Posted in Breeds, Dogs, Humor, senior dogs, Training
Tagged Beagle, Christmas, dog behavior, dog boarding, Family, Holidays, Pit bulls
And this is how we started our Thanksgiving day, with an uncooled turkey. Cynthia started to cook right after breakfast.
Abby, “Where’s the cooked turkey? I am already hungry”.
We, of course, explained to Abby that the turkey doesn’t magically turn up cooked, but as you can see in the above picture Abby wasn’t buying our story. Let’s remember she just finished having breakfast.
Once everything was cooked, we set up the table and showed it to Abby. She was very happy, to say the least. She got a nice helping of turkey, potatoes, and carrots. It all worked out perfectly.
Abby, “Mom, let me kiss you”.
Abby was beyond grateful for the food she inhaled. Yes, inhaled. We had a great Thanksgiving day, and at least for me, what I was the most grateful for was having Cynthia and Abby with me. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving day
Posted in Breeds, dog trainer, Dogs, Humor, Nutrition, Walking
Tagged Beabull, Beagle, Bulldog, dog behavior, dog boarding, Massachusetts, Stoughton
By the way, the reason why I picked pit bulls as part of my title is because of the bad, perhaps terrible, reputation they have. In the above picture, there are two pit bulls: the grey one is Kingston; and my girl, Alex a pit mix, is behind Kingston. Any dog, regardless of his breed can be a balanced dog or a horrible dog. Many times the choice is up to the pet parent.
Yes, for the most part, a dog’s behavior is greatly determined and affected by the pet parent. Also, remember that there is always that exception. Whether you have a pit bull or a lab, make sure that you find the right person to help you have a balanced dog. Dogs are amazing teachers, and I can tell you from personal experience that they will teach you many things, patience being at the very top of my list.
Let me start by saying, thanks to all the veterans, their families and the dogs that served this country. Cynthia and I were in the Navy years ago, and we both met amazing people and learned a lot from them.
We were planning to go out with the kids, but after a short walk, about 1/2 hour, Abby and Emmie both seemed tired so we decided to forgo our outing today and do it sometime this week.
Anyway, Emmie showed us what she wanted to do today, vegetate, and we decided to follow her lead. Enjoy your weekend.
Posted in ACL Injury, Breeds, Dog Equipment, Dogs, foster dogs, Humor, Nutrition, Outings, senior dogs, Training, Walking
Tagged Beagle, Bulldog, dog behavior, dog boarding, dog walking, veterans day, yellow lab
Dexter, Bella, and Alex (L to R). This was the last time Dexter stayed with us.
We met Dexter, a very handsome Boxer mix, about 2 years ago during a pack walk in Annapolis, MD and the impression I got of him was that he was a quiet and gentle boy and you know what? I was right.
Dexter stayed with us for almost 3 weeks this time, and I was glad that we had all that time with him before he and his mom moved to Phoenix. Will I miss him? Yes, I will miss him dearly, but I hope that he does not miss us at all. Leave that to us. I want him to be happy. That is what I want and wish for all the dogs that stay with us.
I don’t board a lot of dogs at one time because I want to provide the care, attention, love, exercise, and so many other things that a kennel facility is not able to do. The only bad thing about it is that I end up falling in love with all these beautiful dogs, but I don’t regret it. Have a wonderful life our sweet, handsome, gentle Dexter and may your life be full of love, peace, and a lot of treats. We love you, always.
Posted in Breeds, Dogs, Outings, senior dogs, Training, Walking
Tagged Annapolis, boxer, Bull dog, dog boarding, dog trainer, Kennel facility, MD, pit bull