17 Tips for Choosing a Dog at a Shelter

Tips For Choosing A Dog At A Shelter

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Reading Time: 10 minutes If you have been thinking of adopting a dog, you may be wondering how to select the best dog at a shelter. The first step in choosing a dog is to consider its temperament and how well it fits into … Continue reading

16 Best Small Guard Dogs for Apartments

16 Best Small Guard Dogs for Apartments

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Reading Time: 20 minutes Most of the time, when we consider guard dogs, our thoughts go immediately to large animals like Rottweilers, Pit Bull types, Dobermans, German Shepherds and other breeds of size. Smaller dogs generally don’t make the list, and in fact, there’s … Continue reading

Household Hazards for Dogs_ End of Summer Edition

Household Hazards for Dogs: End of Summer Edition

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Reading Time: 8 minutes It is the final, glorious weeks of summer here where Janice, Leroy and I live, and my garden is showing signs that autumn is just around the bend. Now, don’t get me wrong; the three of us adore leaf-raking season … Continue reading

Dog-Friendly Apartment Building Creates New Global Precedent

Dog-Friendly Apartment Building Creates New Global Precedent

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Recently, I wrote about the trials and tribulations of renting with a barking dog, and looked at some of the reasons your poor pup might be upsetting the neighbors when you are not at home, as well as when you … Continue reading

7 Tips for Renting with a Yapper

7 Tips for Renting with a Yapper

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Reading Time: 8 minutes I’m not going to lie, I loved reading recent headlines about developments in the real estate buying habits of the group known as “millennials”. Why? Because, as one recent NBC News story said plainly: The Big Reason Millennials Are Buying … Continue reading

9 Tips for Renting with a Pit Bull

9 Tips for Renting with a Pit Bull

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Reading Time: 8 minutes I was lucky when I fell in love with Boxers. At that point in my life, I already owned my own house, and didn’t need to worry about a landlord with a misconception about Boxers or big dogs. If you … Continue reading

5 Things to Do On Puppy’s First Day Home

5 Things to Do On Puppy’s First Day Home

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Getting a new puppy is one of the most exciting things that can happen to a person. I’m sure my sister might tell you that bringing home a new baby is even better, but between you and me, I’m not … Continue reading

15 Great Places to Raise a Dog

15 Great Places to Raise a Dog

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Janice, Leroy, and I are pretty sold on our life out here in the country. We have the hen house, the garden, and all the amenities we need in town just a few miles away. But in my younger days, … Continue reading

The Simple Guide for Bringing Home a New Baby to Your Dog

The Simple Guide for Bringing Home a New Baby to Your Dog

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Reading Time: 7 minutes My good friend Al, whose Saint Bernard Hannah passed away a while ago, is recently expecting a baby with his wife. Additionally, after they said their goodbyes to Hannah, they also adopted a gorgeous Great Pyrenees named Harlow. Harlow is … Continue reading

9 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe During a Natural Disaster

9 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe During a Natural Disaster

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Reading Time: 8 minutes In the past few years, we’ve seen more natural disasters than I can remember in my lifetime. From fires to hurricanes, it seems like people’s homes just aren’t as safe as they used to be. One thing that I can’t … Continue reading

9 Ways to Dog-Proof Your Home

9 Ways to Dog-Proof Your Home

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Reading Time: 8 minutes When I was growing up with my dog Jake, he followed me everywhere I went. He slept in the bed with me, he snuggled with me on the couch for Saturday morning cartoons, and he kept me company when I … Continue reading

8 Ways to Finally Housebreak Your Puppy For Good

8 Ways to Finally Housebreak Your Puppy For Good

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Reading Time: 8 minutes If you are a long time reader, you might remember my story of a woman I happened to overhear venting to the cashier at a pet store about housebreaking her new puppy. (I say “happened to overhear” like I wasn’t … Continue reading

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