When we got our first dog, Kaeto, he wasn’t particularly friendly with other dogs. We used to stand outside the dog park near our house watching all the dogs play, wishing we could take Kaeto in. I’m sure we looked kind of creepy. When we got Mauja, she was socialized to go to the dog park when she was old enough. Same goes for Atka. [Read more…] about Why We Won’t be Visiting the Dog Park
Do you have a nice landscaped yard? Lush green grass, blooming flowers, tall trees, stones in all the right places? Let me guess… you don’t own a dog?
Especially not a Great Pyrenees. [Read more…] about How To Stop Your Dog From Digging
EDIT: Note this is a GENERAL guideline, not a definitive list of what constitutes an irresponsible breeder. Many amazing breeders will not adhere to these statements, but they are things to consider. Always use your best judgement.
I believe that purchasing a puppy from a breeder or adopting a rescue dog is a very personal choice. I have a hard time listening to the constant “adopt, don’t shop” slogan. I work with several rescues and definitely believe there is a perfect shelter dog for most people
[Read more…] about 10 Signs of a Backyard Breeder
My husband had this wonderful idea.
“Let’s get a desk since you’re spending so much time on your computer lately.”
It was true. I have been glued to my laptop for the past few weeks. Between starting a new blog, wedding planning, and getting organized to start volunteering with Big Dogs Huge Paws and the Great Falls Animal Shelter, I have been spending a lot of time online. [Read more…] about Never Build Stuff with Dogs Around
Nick and I try to get the pups out on adventures most weekends. Recently, we drove about 30 minutes to a popular hiking place in our area. We had never ventured out there before, so we had no idea what to expect. Let me tell you, we should have prepared better. At home, pretty much all of the ice and snow had melted. We put on plenty of layers to keep us warm, but we didn’t think about our foot apparel. Frozen toes are no fun. [Read more…] about Weekend Hike