Posts tagged "dogs"

Stop Overpopulation: February is Spay and Neuter Month

Stop Overpopulation:  February is Spay and Neuter Month
Please consider spaying or neutering your pets unless you are a responsible breeder.  Overpopulation leads to crowded animal shelters and euthanasia.

Doggy Adolescence: I'm not such a happy dog owner right now

Doggy Adolescence:  I'm not such a happy dog owner right now
The featured photo is a picture of “Queen” Isadora (Izzy) on her throne.  She has recently de-throned Wigglebutt Duncan from his favorite chair.  All this with no bloodshed in the war of chairs that is going on between them.  Dunkie, a more mature 4 year-old, seems resigned.  But this is not why I am not... Read more »

In my next life I want to come back as a happy dog: (from the tired owner)

No space for you guys.  Reserved for the happy dogs.
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Want a Good Dog for Christmas? Read Steve Dale's "Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavioral Questions"

There are those of us who simply want our dogs to behave.  And then there are those of us who want to have a deeper understanding of the ‘whys’ of dog behavior.  While understanding the ‘whys’ has not yet been pinpointed by science other than the speculation that many behaviors occur in the limbic system,... Read more »

Coyotes in Chicago: What to do when one of them wants to eat your dog!

Coyotes in Chicago:  What to do when one of them wants to eat your dog!
You may or may not have recently heard on the news or radio about a woman walking her two dogs at dusk in Chicago when she and her dogs were approached by three coyotes.  Typically, coyotes are shy creatures, but are learning to coexist within more urban habitats and are becoming less timid.  According to... Read more »

My dog is PEEING on the Christmas tree!

My dog is PEEING on the Christmas tree!
First of all, I’m Jewish.  I never considered the issue of a dog peeing on a Christmas tree until it came up on my Tibetan Terrier Facebook discussion group.  But I’m sure there’s a lot of you out there who have struggled with this issue, so I thought I’d share the results of my ‘research’... Read more »
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Dog Obedience: It doesn't end with the class

Dog Obedience:  It doesn't end with the class
Dog Obedience.  Does it ever sink in … permanently?  where you do not need to worry about you or your dog’s safety without further training?  I’m guessing that the answer is a resounding “no!”  Some background to start.  Wigglebutt Duncan is a Tibetan Terrier  (a breed noted for its willful independence) came into our lives... Read more »

Barking from the View of a Dog

Barking from the View of a Dog
If you’re not into a fun, silly blog, you might want to skip this one.  I wrote this originally in 2009 when my Tibetan Terrier was about 18 months old and I was blogging about him (Wigglebutt Duncan the Tibetan Terrier on Blogspot).  The first 2 years of a puppy/dog’s life are so much fun... Read more »

Honoring our K-9 War Heroes on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011

I went to Pet Supplies Plus in Highland Park to purchase raw dog food for my two Tibetan Terriers.  When checking out, I noticed a donation jar for U.S. War Dogs with some coins and cash in it.  Ever curious, I asked the clerk about it.  She told me that dogs who serve in combat... Read more »
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Save My Pet: Fire Safety Suggestions

Save My Pet:  Fire Safety Suggestions
It’s still technically October, albeit late in the month, and I’m not sure how many of you know that October is National Animal Safety and Protection month.  I didn’t until I attended the H.H. Backer’s Christmas Trade Show in Rosemont earlier this month.  In addition to seeing all the wonderful things I saw and likewise... Read more »