Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
That being said, Bear (who isn't at all a dog in need of space) and I happily joined our first "Pooch Posse" on Monday. I will admit that it took a little while to get him settled into the walk - especially with so many tails available for chasing and all the new scents on the trails we were taking (most of which he had never seen before), but by the end of the hour, Bear had settled wonderfully.
Social dog walking is a happy occasion for both dogs and dog-parents. You get the benefit of meeting and networking with other local pet-parents within your community while your dog is given ample opportunity for socializing and exercise. It's like the dog park - only (in some cases) better
Bark back at us! Would you ever join a Pooch Posse (or a social dog walking group)?
Keep your tails wagging,
Sunday, 8 September 2013
|The happy Star-gazer|
Not exactly a dog related post, but every now and then Bear and I enjoy sitting outside and watching the stars.
Tonight while we were out walking, we were fortunate enough to catch a wonderful dusk-filled sky show. Venus and the slender crescent Moon gathered in the twilight sky for a beautiful conjunction. Sky watchers across North America who happened to be looking west were able to see them only 1o to 3o degrees apart. It was a nice way to end the day
|Venus and the Moon|
Keep your tails wagging!
Thursday, 5 September 2013
|Originally sourced from this page|
- Burn off that energy! A fun morning walk can help start the day off right by giving dogs the exercise that they need, setting the stage for good behavior all day.
- Keep them entertained! Use a stuffable, chewable toy that can keep them occupied while everyone is away. Kong toys are great (although Bear doesn’t enjoy them quite as much as the next dog), as are the AtomicTreat Balls from OurPets.
- Make time for play at different times of day. Being spontaneous is a boon to canines. All dogs love attention, and doing the things that they like to do is essential. Even a quick game of fetch, chase or tug of war is beneficial. There is no substitute for your time where your dog is concerned.
- Consider making time for a new hobby, like agility or tracking with your dog. Find something that they love doing that can continue through the school year.
- Give your pooch more than four walls to look at all day. Having a dog walker come in can help break up the day, give him a little fun and exercise and something to look forward to — especially interaction.