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Sharing Umwelts

2 cavaliers

When we got Kenzie, it was my deepest wish that she and Riley would form a tight bond, so they could share life with another in the same umwelt. Like me saying to Andrew in wonder, “Can you believe how huge the moon is tonight?” And Andrew saying, “Yeah, pretty spectacular.”

I imagine Riley and Kenzie getting to have those shared kinds of moments. And I expect they will because they’ve bonded more closely than I’d even hoped for. … Read more

Anybody Wanna Take Bets?

Doggie diapers Kenzie is officially in heat at 7 months. Of course, I was hoping she’d go longer, but so it goes.

Actually, I was hoping that she’d hold off long enough so Riley would be old enough to neuter. Yes, I know, I was dreaming.

But anyway so here we are. Doggie diapers. Anybody want to take bets on how long this will stay on? If you guessed longer than a half hour before she wriggles out of it, you lose.… Read more

Fireworks and Thunder Storm Anxiety in Dogs: A Comprehensive Guide Including Natural and Over-the-Counter Remedies

fireworks dog hiding I don’t know about you, but around here, fireworks and thunderstorms are a source of anxiety and stress. For my dogs. And therefore, for me. It’s been decades since I’ve actually enjoyed either.

So I’ve created this Fireworks and Thunder Storm Survival Guide that also includes natural and over-the-counter remedies to help your dog get through the 4th of July and more. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to help your dog cope.

These are some

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Remedial Potty Training

2 dogs sleeping in a crate We’ve had a little back-sliding going on with potty training.

Before we got Kenzie, I made sure that Riley was solid with going outside. He would go to the door when he needed to go. And if I wasn’t right there, he’d ring the potty bells I have hanging on the door.

And Riley did a lot of the heavy lifting with helping to potty train Kenzie. Simple case of monkey-see-monkey-do.

But lately, we’ve been having some mishaps late at … Read more

A Tired Pup is a Good Pup

Cavalier dog half sleeping on dog bed Riley and Kenzie love to play. They play all day long. This is one of the great benefits of having two dogs who get along. They are best buds, built-in playmates, partners in mischief and sleeping snuggle bunnies. They do everything together.

This allows me to get my work done without feeling guilty that I have a bored dog just waiting for me to make its life interesting.

That’s not to say that we don’t get in our walks or … Read more

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