Do you look like your dog?


Do you look like your dog? It’s interesting to think how many people get animals that actually resemble their owners. Blonde owners choosing blonde puppies, people with certain facial characteristics picking dogs with big eyes, smooched in noses, long noses, extra furry or no hair at all. It is fascinating how many people subconsciously wantContinue reading “Do you look like your dog?”

When did dog walking become a science?


I read a great article pertaining to walking your dog. In New York, an article ( http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/a-dog-walker-to-make-you-feel-almost-like-you-are-there/ ) was conducted to see if people trust or feel comfortable with dog walkers. Are they actually coming in and walking the dog? Are the dogs actually going outside? These high tech New York walkers have decided toContinue reading “When did dog walking become a science?”

How to prepare for the Fourth of July


The Fourth of July is approaching quickly and if you have pets it is important that you prepare for the festivities. Remember during the day if you bring your dog to a parade or party bring lots of water. It gets hot in Miami and dogs dehydrate quickly. Look for shady spots to sit aroundContinue reading “How to prepare for the Fourth of July”

How do you train your dog?


How do you train? Do you use treats, toys, praise, all three or neither. Many trainers have multiple opinions on the right methods of reinforcement. Purely positive reinforcement (PP): This is the sole use of treats for training. Treats are great in training because they are the primary reinforcement for dogs (R1). Treat training isContinue reading “How do you train your dog?”

What to do before you get a dog?


Getting an animal is such a great experience. But like anything worth having, buying a dog should take some research. This is how to prepare yourself for your furry addition. First I always advice people seeking a new dog to consider adoption. There are so many dogs in rescue homes and shelters that need adopting.Continue reading “What to do before you get a dog?”