Wish you took better pictures of your furry friends? I take a lot of pet pictures to send to dog owners that miss their pets. Here are a few basic tips that I have learned to help capture your pet's best side:
More bad news... Anybody that promises you that if you follow their advice, your dog will be completely trained in a few minutes or days is, more likely than not, about to slap an e-collar on your dog or lying to you. Yes, we have all seen the puppies that are a few months old and seem to be completely trained. I don't have one of those dogs. And, you probably don't either. I also won't use negative punishment techniques on my dog because of the science that has shown it to have potentially dangerous long -term effects on dogs. As a last resort, these methods may help a dog. The average dog owner does not have the skill to use these safely though. So to be safe, I have stayed away from them.
Most people realize that dog leash laws exist to protect all dog owners. The majority of dog owners say that they always leash their pets when taking their dogs with them into public places. A relatively large percentage of dog owners actually ignore the leash laws at least some of the time. You may be one of them and it could cost you your dog's life. Are you guilty of any of the following justifications?
Would you like to understand your dog better? Love dogs and can't get enough of stories about how dogs make life special? There are many great books written to help you understand and train dogs better. This list is just a taste of what is out there. This is a short list of the top 5 titles that made the list of favorite books to read for dog lovers in a recent informal poll taken in a couple of my most active Facebook dog groups (30,000+ members).
These treats are easy to make and are grain and dairy free. Prep takes about 5 minutes. Freeze overnight. Its also a great way to use ripe bananas.
1 Cup peanut butter
1 ripe banana
2 small cans (12oz) unsweetened plain coconut milk
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into ice cube trays.
Serve when solid.
Apps have definitely changed the way we live and share information. How we take care of our dogs is certainly easier with apps. Here are a few of my favorite apps to help you to be a better dog mama or papa. They are listed in the order that they appear on my phone:
Are you thinking about getting your first pet? Are you wondering what to consider before bringing that adorable little furry ball of kisses and wagging tail home?
How to curb excessive barking and keep the neighborhood peace.
Does your dog bark at cats, people, other dogs, squirrels, boredom, or the washing machine? Maybe they just bark at people or other dogs while on a leash?
There are too many things to list that a dog can and will bark at. What can we do about it?