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.
Posted in Breeds, Dog Equipment, Dogs, Humor, Outings, senior dogs, Training, Walking
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
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.
Champagne, “Could I help?”
One thing I’ve realized, and many of you probably would agree with me, is that the kitchen is the most popular and used room in a house. All of Abby’s friends love to hang out in the kitchen specially when Cynthia is cooking.
Champagne, “I am so tired.”
After Champagne helped Cynthia prepare a delicious meal, she was very tired so she took a nap. She is probably dreaming about food.
Champagne, “What? Time to eat? Yay!”
How interesting, and funny, that once it was time to eat the above beautiful girl woke up right away. I think that both, dogs and humans, enjoy hanging out in the kitchen. What room is the most popular/used in your house?
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Tagged Anxiety, behavior modification, Cooking, Food, Pit bulls, Training
It’s been a couple of months since Alex passed away and we still miss her very much. Today, May 5th, would have been her 14th birthday. I do wish we had more time together, but I am grateful for the time we spent with her. What Alex enjoyed the most was sunbathing. There were times when I had to tell her to come in or move away from the sliding doors because she was already panting. Funny how you miss the little things about those you love and are no longer with us.
Happy birthday my amazing girl. We love you dearly. Till we see each other again.
Marcela and Cynthia
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Tagged ACL injury, Birthday, canines, grieving, mix breed dogs, Pit bulls, senior dogs