We've lived in Kansas for three years now and we are familiar with the tornado siren. Luckily, we've never been directly effected by one, but there is always that potential, especially with tornado season around the corner. Watching the news really brings home the fact that natural disasters can happen anywhere. From the wildfires in… Continue reading Natural Disasters and the Reactive Dog
Hey guys, Geronimo Cinnamon Bun here. Mom doesn't usually let me do this, but she wasn't really feeling like writing today, so she let me do it. So, as any dog in this situation would do, I sat down to write out my thoughts, consult academic journals, and create a rhetoric on the use of… Continue reading Taking my Human for a Walk: A Reactive Dog’s Perspective
We discovered that Mo liked to climb things at a young age: he likes to jump on top of boulders when we go hiking, he'll sit on the back of the couch, he'll find himself on top of picnic tables at the park, he'll jump on playgrounds, and yes, I have even found him on… Continue reading DIY Dog Ladder
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
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
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!
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?
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
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!
Morning routine: Wake up Put on big, fluffy, polar bear robe Let Mo and Eli the foster dog out to do their business Hop in the shower Get dressed Or so I thought. I thought I left a bra in the bathroom. Maybe I was mistaken, it could be in the drawer. Ok, not in… Continue reading The Importance of Humor