Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

It’s been said that every dog has his day. For Bulldogs that day is April 21st, when animal lovers celebrate Bulldogs are Beautiful Day! To mark the occasion, here are a few fun facts about one… [[ This is a … Continue reading

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Yer Big Dog Turns 36

Wait a tic I’m on central time now.  On the Eastern seaboard I’m actually 46.  And it’s been more than a month since my birthday but  as I alluded to in my previous post, it’s been kind of a breakthrough … Continue reading

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Win a copy of TRAIN YOUR DOG NOW!

I like lists. I like making lists. I like using lists. I like crossing things off of lists as tasks are completed. When I saw the new book Train Your Dog Now! Your Instant Training Handbook, from… [[ This is … Continue reading

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Mickey

Micky, a 4 month old Shiba Inu, safely tethered whilst his owners enjoy lunch at Le Petit Port in Menton. RIVIERA DOGS

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Socializing Your Puppy: Meeting Something Scary

As I mentioned last week, we’re busy socializing our new puppy Bärli with a long list of activities and experiences to enjoy with him. We’re working on exposing him to many types of… [[ This is a summary only. Click … Continue reading

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In Bestia

The boys and I are back from a brief jaunt down to Texas to support the Puppy Up walk in the Woodlands and for a short visit with my family.  Quite happy to be back as I have missed my … Continue reading

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Removing Ticks From Dogs

Removing ticks from your dog should be a priority as soon as you notice even one tick appearing on your dog’s skin. Many ticks can carry serious diseases like Lyme’s Disease. The types of environments where ticks are usually found … Continue reading

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Tuesday Top Ten: Female Dog Names from 2017

From the client database of Rover.com, here’s the list of the top ten names people used for their female dogs in 2017. Bella Lucy Daisy Luna Lola Sadie Molly Maggie Bailey Sophie The only one that surprises me is Bailey. … Continue reading

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Olympian Maddie Mastro Saves Dog in South Korea

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” Taking the words of this popular quote from canine behaviorist and dog trainer… [[ This is a summary only. Click the … Continue reading

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Dog Training – It's All About the Relationship

Your dog’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase (or seen it written here): “The dog is always right”? The reason is that dogs are simply responding to what is happening in their environment. And, specifically, … Continue reading

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