Loading... Please wait...
 Loading... Please wait...

Blog

Show Me The Love! Crate & Boarder

Some of you may have welcomed a new family member home, in the form of a puppy, this Christmas season. In order for him to become a well-behaved and, hopefully, permanent family member, it is imperative that he learn basic manners. One of the first things you want to teach your puppy is to not [...]

Read More »


Ready, Set, Let’s Go! - Outstanding in their Field

The first U.S. recorded field trial was held in Memphis, Tennessee in 1874. Fifty years later, the American Kennel Club (AKC) held its first trial in Medford, New Jersey. Field trials are not to be confused with hunt tests. Though they have many similarities, field trials and hunt tests are also very different from each [...]

Read More »


Getting To Know You - Akita Inu

The Akita Inu is named after the area in Japan from which it hails, the Akita prefecture, plus the Japanese word for “dog”, “Inu”. Akitas belong to a class of dogs known as the “spitz” group. Spitz are a type of dog characterized by thick fur and, pointy ears and muzzles. Many spitz breeds retain [...]

Read More »


Chester & Rodney - All In A Day's Work

It’s Thursday and mom gets a call from our agent. The agent says that Hudson, Chester, Pepe and I have been hired for a skit on Saturday Night Live. I can’t believe my massive ears. I am beside myself with excitement! Frazzled beyond words! Me, on SNL! Hudson is understandably unimpressed. He’s been on SNL [...]

Read More »


Show Me The Love! Don't Touch That!

What would you do if you were standing in line at the grocery store and a stranger came up to you, stood uncomfortably close and reached over your eyes to touch your head? Would you smile and say hello? I’d venture to guess that you’d get upset. You might just step back in stunned disbelief, [...]

Read More »


Ready, Set, Let’s Go! - Track or Treat

Have you ever watched search-and-rescue dogs and wished your dog could do that? Well, with the sport of Tracking, he can. It is estimated that dogs’ sense of smell is 100,000 stronger than humans’. Thus, tracking comes naturally to them. Tracking is the competitive sport that demonstrates the dog’s natural ability to recognize a scent [...]

Read More »


Getting To Know You - Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 and is a member of the Terrier group.In the 132 years since it was accepted by the AKC, it’s fan base has grown and it is now the 58th most popular dog breed. As the name denotes, Scottish Terriers hail from Scotland. Scotties, [...]

Read More »


Chester & Rodney - Fly Me to the Moon

The folks had to fly to Florida recently for an overnight stay to attend a wedding. They were going to leave the five of us behind with house sitters. The house sitters were lovely people, but Morgan and I needed a break from the rest of the dogs. Being the two smallest in our pack, [...]

Read More »


Feeding Dogs Thanksgiving Leftovers

During this time of year, there are tons of holiday foods in the house that are drool-inspiring for humans and dogs. Some are safe for your pup. But, many holiday food items are unhealthy and even dangerous. So, what can you do for your pup's Thanksgiving meal?Of course, you can order a Beast Feast for [...]

Read More »


Show Me The Love! Have No Fear

Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that something is dangerous. A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear. Fear is a necessary part of a dog’s life. Fear is a trait of an intelligent dog and is needed for survival. Fear is healthy, a phobia is not. Phobias lead to numerous other [...]

Read More »