Category: Pet Tips for Happy Tails

Walking Your Dog with Care

            One of the best marketed, most colorful and visually attractive leashes on the store shelf is the retractable leash…and an absolute nightmare for anyone who has been caught in the middle of its tangled web.  This is a “mini guillotine” at the end of a handle. A greater concern,…

Unlocking the Canine Mind..Chaser leads the pack!

Dogs are more than Pets…they’re Geniuses! The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” was dismissed a long time ago, as we know that any dog, at any age, is not only capable of learning new tricks, yet recent studies suggest that dogs have cognitive abilities and are actually capable of abstract…

Who will care for your pet when you can’t?

It is difficult to consider -much less plan for -the future and the unavoidable details of our Wills and Testaments. Who will be the beneficiaries of our property and assets? Is there sufficient insurance to cover the settlement of our affairs? In addition to careful estate planning on behalf of our heirs, how many Pet…

Walking your dog with confidence

  HOW TO “TREAT” LEASH AGGRESSION:   A common reaction to dogs meeting other dogs while leashed is often called “leash aggression.” Your dog is telling the other dog to “back off” for a variety of reasons: she’s had a bad experience, lacks proper socialization, or is protecting you. Most dogs like to be with…

Cost Saving Tips for You & Your Dog!

  Because our pets are family, we should spare no expense when it comes to their care and well being.  As consumers, however, we have budgets, so the following “Canine Cost Saving” tips will keep Fido happy and healthy –economically! If you’re spending more time outdoors, you might be bringing pollens, dirt, fleas & ticks into…

Why Dogs Lick (Like) Us!

From birth, puppies are licked by their Mom to waken them, groom them and encourage their new life beginnings! Without question, her licking begins the bonding process and establishes their life-line for future food and comfort! (As the puppy matures, they learn that food will come out of Moms mouth if they lick her first). Littermates…

Entertaining Fido! Beyond the fence…

Much to their dismay, our dogs can’t be with us all the time (unless you are Casper (above)  who’s parents take him everywhere, including the lake!) Unfortunately, they might express this disappointment via destructive behaviors (shredding the couch, munching on a shoe, or leaving smelly surprises). Our animals act out because they miss us, and…

DOOLITTLE’S DOGHOUSE ENABLES MOTHER’S DAY REUNION FOR DOGS AND OWNER

Mother’s Day was extra special for Chris Smith this year. After a sixty day separation necessitated by Smith’s move to Hawaii, Doolittle’s Doghouse helped reunite the former Arizona resident with her two dogs, Brownie and Blackie, on May 12, one day before Mother’s Day. While preparing to move from Arizona to Hawaii to be with…

Opt to Adopt! Older dogs need love too!

This is reprinted from PACC 911’s website.  This is valuable information for anyone looking to adopt a new dog.  Shelters are having a tough time placing older dogs, perhaps because we haven’t considered the following: 1. What You See Is What You Get Older dogs are open books—from the start, you’ll know important things like their…

Giggle for parents of 2 & 4-legged kids!

Too cute not to share!: An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came into my house, curled up in the corner and fell asleep. An hour later, he went to the door,…