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Eat This, Not That

We don’t have any counter surfers. I should probably knock on wood as I say that. I can leave dinner or some freshly baked goods on the counter without fear of them being stolen. The floor, however, is fair game. Read more…

Caring For Critters: Canine Parvovirus

I love puppies. I mean, who doesn’t? I thrive on the opportunity to nurture a tiny puppy into a mature, confident adult through proper socialization. However, there’s more to socializing your new puppy than taking him/her everywhere with you. When we got Mauja at 8 weeks, we were living in sunny California. I knew she […] Read more…

The Grooming Struggle

I rarely get the fluffies professionally groomed. I just don’t trust anyone, so I do it myself. I constantly see horror stories about people taking their dog to the groomer’s and the dog coming back in poor condition. I haven’t been willing to risk that. Read more…

How to Help Your Dog Gain Weight

This isn’t the most common problem, but definitely something that many dog owners face. Your dog could have a small appetite, burn a lot of energy, or be thin from neglect or shelter life. Our first dog, Kaeto, came from the shelter and was very underweight. He also didn’t eat very much, regardless of the […] Read more…

5 Reasons I Leash My Dogs

Running into off-leash dogs can be infuriating. I used to get so huffy when I walked Kaeto and a dog would come bounding toward us. Just one incident could set us back months of training. The absolute worst was when people would yell “oh, my dog’s friendly”. What about my dog? What about me? I’m very lucky […] Read more…

Agility: Is it For Every Breed?

Have you ever tried agility with your dogs? When Atka was a baby, we took him to puppy socialization classes. Almost every class we would do confidence building with the puppies by teaching them how to use the agility equipment. I hadn’t expected Atka to do well with agility (he’s easily spooked and not very […] Read more…

Double Dew Claws

Before we got Mauja, I had researched the Great Pyrenees for months. Even though I had never met one, I was confident that it was the right breed for my family and that I could successfully care for one. I spent hours learning about the things that make Great Pyrenees unique, including the double dew […] Read more…

Pet Sitter or Boarding?

One of the most difficult decisions we have to make as pet owners is what to do with our furry children when we have to travel. Can they come with us? Should we leave them at home? Take them to a kennel? These days there are several ways to find care for your pet while […] Read more…