Abby, “Are you taking a picture of me again?!!
Summer time here in Massachusetts is great because there is low humidity, and we don’t get many hot days like in Maryland. But just so you know, I still miss Maryland. Anyway, Abby and I get up early in the morning for our first walk, around 6am, in order to make sure that my girl does not get overheated or burn her cute paws. The next walk is late in the evening and this is usually a short walk because there are some days when the ground is still hot.
Champagne, “I am posing and smiling. Treats and water please!
The time you choose to walk your dog is very important, but for those dogs that have dark coats like Champagne, pit bull in above picture, and Abby it could mean life or death. I love to walk with my dog, but I am always very mindful of the weather and temperature. Well, lace up your walking shoes and enjoy your walk with your canine companion.
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Tagged Beabull, canine companions, dog walker, Gengtle Leader, leashes, Pit bulls, Stoughton MA
Abby is one of the friendliest and most playful dogs I’ve met, but even like that I continue to expose her to different dogs – yes even pit bulls – in order to brush up on her doggie manners.
Abby, “Moms, I am making some new friends”
Regardless of the size, breed, age, etc., of your dog, socializing your dog should be an ongoing project for all pet parents. Before I forget, Happy Mother’s Day!
Abby, “Moms, I love the snow. I am using my ears as wings. Weeee!”
Today, Tuesday, is the first day of Spring, but you wouldn’t know it since we still have snow on the ground, and tomorrow we’re expecting our 4th nor’easter. What will Abby be doing? Playing in the snow, of course!
While Abby will be having a blast playing in the snow tomorrow, other dogs prefer to nap in a comfortable bed with a blanket or two.
Abby and Champagne (L to R). Champagne, “Will I be getting a treat any time soon?”
And then there are those, like Abby and Champagne, that prefer to “help” in the kitchen and be Cynthia’s sous chefs. Regardless of what you decide to do tomorrow, please be safe and keep yourself and your furry kids warm.
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Tagged Beagle, behavior modification, dog behavior, dog walking, french bulldogs, Pit bulls, Stoughton MA
Champagne and Abby (Left to Right)
Brushing your dog’s teeth is very important for your overall canine companion’s health. Because of that I do my best – I do forget once in a while – to brush her teeth every night.
Yes, each doggie has her own toothbrush and toothpaste.
Abby, “Am I first?”
I always make sure that I place them in a spot that they are not to move from in order to maintain order in my pack and safeguard my sanity. Abby, next to me, since she will be my first “patient”, and Champagne, patiently waiting for her turn.
Abby, “Mom, wait”.
Abby is already used to getting her teeth brushed in the morning, and before going to bed. Although you’d never know it from looking at the above picture.
My next victim, I mean patient was Champagne, a beautiful Pit Bull. She is very comfortable having me put my fingers in her mouth.
If you are asking yourself, “How did she get such compliant doggies?” Well, magic. No, really, I used treats. At the beginning, most dogs will take some time to adjust to you brushing his teeth, but as time goes by you’ll be able to do it in a matter of minutes. With that in mind, do you brush your dog’s teeth?
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Tagged brush teeth, canine oral care, dog behavior, Health, Pit bulls, Stoughton MA, toothbrush
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.
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Tagged Beagle, Christmas, dog behavior, dog boarding, Family, Holidays, Pit bulls
In the majority of pictures I post, you see Abby working, but does she ever take some time off? Yes, she does and I have plenty of pictures to prove that.
See what I mean? My girl works hard, but she also takes plenty of naps in her favorite bed. Yes, she has a few beds.
Abby is relaxing this weekend and whenever she has friends over they follow her lead. Of course, this is after we have taken a nice long walk. Enjoy your weekend.
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Tagged active dogs, Beagle, Bulldog, dog bed, dog walking, Pit bulls, Stoughton
Were you wondering what Abby was up to this morning? My hard working girl was walking this gorgeous pit bull, Champagne, and they were both gracious enough to pose for this picture. Ok., more like a miracle. I took this picture when we were into our 30 minute walk. By the way, they are both wearing a Gentle Leader. Great tool.
What happened to Champagne after our walk? She was out like a light. And that was all Abby’s doing. As you can see, Abby is an excellent member of the pack. Why? Because she showed Champagne how to walk next to me without pulling me all over the place.
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Tagged Beagle, behavior modification, dog walking, Gengtle Leader, ma, Pit bulls, Pleasant Street, Stoughton