My dog is so dumb! Audience: How dumb is she?? Elsa found a hunk of meat. On her dinner plate. Y'know, along with all the other meat and stuff that make up her dinner. That hunk of meat must've smelled really good, because she grabbed it off her plate and ran like it was stolen. … Continue reading When feeding your dog is stupidly funny, or funnily stupid.
We promised to get to the home cooking thing today, and today is the day! And it really isn't as complicated as it can seem from the long list of ingredients on that can of dog food. Think about it: how long is the list of ingredients on a human bag of chips or a … Continue reading Hey good lookin’, whatcha got cookin’? (Part four in the fine art of feeding your furball)
Dog diets can be as complicated as human diets. While it's possible to go whole hog on the old fashioned tactic of feeding dogs (and children) of letting them go to bed hungry if they don't like what's on the menu (and ours do occasionally go to bed hungry when they're too obsessed with … Continue reading Putting the nom nom nom of mealtime on your schedule (Part 3 on feeding your friendly stomach on legs)
Free Feeding vs. Scheduled Feeding. It's the debate that's been around at least as long as dry dog kibble. That's not a coincidence. Free feeding, especially with a dog who happily maintains their weight without intervention, is incredibly convenient for the human. Just keep that big doggy bowl full, and it's one less daily chore … Continue reading Why we don’t free feed our dogs (part 2 on the joys and foibles of feeding your furry canine friend)
Dogs, evolutionarily speaking, are supposed to be the walking bellies of the animal world, ready to consume anything vaguely edible they encounter in their day. Considering the impressive and disturbing variety of things they've managed to eat, their reputation is well-earned. Our conversations with our dogs often revolve around food, possible food, potential food, "I … Continue reading A non-fussy guide for fussy eaters (part 1 of a series on feeding your dog)
I should have done that Service Dog Google Alert years ago. Today's article comes to us courtesy of Huffington Post who posted a seriously fantastic and incredibly accurate article about 5 things everyone, young and old, should know about service dogs. We promise it's worth the read. But for those without the time, we'll sum … Continue reading “5 things everyone should know about Service Dogs” plus one extra
I read a fantastic New York Times article the other day about a couple who brought their rescue rat terrier with them on a trip to France. Besides being a fun read about the joys of being with a dog in a country where dogs are welcomed and expected alongside their owners almost everywhere, I … Continue reading This is what proofing a dog looks like
English Bulldog, that is. Zsa-Zsa the English Bulldog took the crown in a tight race full of Chinese Crested mix contenders (and another Bulldog affectionately, and accurately, known as "Snorlax"). But Zsa-Zsa and her extra long tongue brought that magical something to the table. As fans and family of a strange-looking Chinese Crested mix ourselves, … Continue reading The winner is in! (World’s Ugliest Dog goes to England!)
We often refer people to our guide to painlessly bathing your dogs in 5 easy steps, but some dogs have more than average anxiety toward bath time, and it's not always possible to start with baths during the puppy months. What to do? First, judge your dog's level of anxiety We'll make it easy with four … Continue reading More tools and tricks to make bathtime a positive experience for everyone
In a happier update today: this is Apollo and his tiny human, Princeton Peake. Apollo is a pit bull. Princeton is a curious little boy. When Tiny Human wandered off into the woods, Apollo stayed faithfully by his side for hours until they were rescued half a mile away from home and returned to Princeton's … Continue reading What a good boy!
(A gentle cautionary tale for the nice people on the other side of the counter.) As service dog handlers, we've had our share of outings spoiled by ignorant business owners and representatives, whether out of arrogance, innocence, or carelessness. We have always ultimately succeeded in getting through to someone knowledgeable in the end, though, so … Continue reading How not to get that dog out of your place of business.
Delta Airlines announced that they will no longer allow service or emotional support dogs who are "pit bull type" dogs on their flights after two people were bitten by dogs in the airports last week. And as bodies governed by the Federal Aviation Administration are one of the very few categories where the ADA doesn't … Continue reading Delta Airlines bans “Pit Bull Type” service dogs. Service Dogs in the News