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It’s a Date! Top 11 Tips for a Successful Dog Play Date

When we first adopted Mo, we were excited for all the dog parks we would visit and all the dog friends he would make.  When we realized he was barking and lunging on a leash at other dogs, we really hesitated.  We had been to parks where off leash dogs approached us and Mo (on… Continue reading It’s a Date! Top 11 Tips for a Successful Dog Play Date

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Mast Cell Tumors and my Dog

Mo gets lots of love from me, so that means he gets lots of pets.  There was a time when he wasn't a big fan of affection, but he's really come around.  In an article from vetSTREET, they explain that petting a dog has some benefits for you, like reducing anxiety and stress, lowering blood pressure,… Continue reading Mast Cell Tumors and my Dog

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A Love Letter to the Dog Dad and Dog Mom

It's Valentine's Day, time to get mushy!  I am not the most sentimental person, in fact, I like to steer away from hugging and gushing and proclaiming my feelings. However, some things need to be expressed. When I first met my husband, I was a single gal living in an apartment by myself in Rochester,… Continue reading A Love Letter to the Dog Dad and Dog Mom

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The Army Dog Life

Pre-Army Life I grew up in the great state of New York.  Growing up, my main interest was competitive swimming.  When I went to college, I swam for their college team and then in grad school, I pursued a degree in Sport Management so that I could follow my dream of becoming a swim coach. … Continue reading The Army Dog Life

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Allies: A Reactive Dog Owner’s Best Friend

As Valentine's Day fast approaches, we can get wrapped up in making sure we have a gift for our loved ones or getting a reservation for that fancy restaurant.  Valentine's Day is a "Hallmark" holiday, but it can also serve as a great reminder to show the ones that are in our lives that we… Continue reading Allies: A Reactive Dog Owner’s Best Friend

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Top 4 Tips for Visiting the Vet with a Reactive Dog

I don't know about you, but I try to schedule all my dogs vet within the first few months of the year.  They get their shots, prescriptions for heartworm and flea/tick medications, annual exams, and that big bill out of the way.  Then we can move forward on a healthy year. Vet visits can be… Continue reading Top 4 Tips for Visiting the Vet with a Reactive Dog

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You are the Expert!

Who is the expert on your dog? It’s not your vet, it’s not your trainer, it’s not your behaviorist, or your local pet store cashier, or your mom, and it’s not your neighbor, and it’s certainly not the stranger at the park. It’s you! Now hold on, I think experts are great, I want to… Continue reading You are the Expert!

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While you’re Away, Will your Dogs Play?

Most of the time, us dog moms and dads have full time jobs to work, social lives to engage in, hobbies to enjoy, volunteer duties to create world peace, and vacations to get far away from reality. We are super busy, but we care about the dogs that live under our roof like family and… Continue reading While you’re Away, Will your Dogs Play?

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10 Signs you are a Reactive Dog Parent

When you first take home your new dog, the possibilities are endless and the excitement is palpable. Those soulful eyes in that furry body are enough to make your heart melt and wash away any doubts. When we begin our journey of getting a new dog, we have a certain vision in mind. You can… Continue reading 10 Signs you are a Reactive Dog Parent

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Get yourself and your Dog a Front Clip Harness!

Go! Do it! Whether you've got yourself a naughty doggie that barks and pulls, a calm doggo who is eager to chase that squirrel, or a big pooch that can throw his weight around, leash pulling might be an issue. So stop struggling so much! First, loose leash walking doesn't happen overnight and if you… Continue reading Get yourself and your Dog a Front Clip Harness!