Dogs Today Have Amazing Sniffers

Dogs can smell up to 100,000 times better than humans! Here’s an awe-inspiring analogy. “A dog's sense of smell is its most powerful sense,” Dr. Michael T. Nappier, DVM, DABVP, of the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine states. “It is so sensitive that [dogs can] detect the equivalent of [...]

Dogs Today Understand the Value of a Treat

When people think of dog treats, the first thing that probably comes to mind is giving a dog a bone, traditionally a milk bone.  They are inexpensive, easy to carry and can quickly make someone a “fan favorite” during a neighborhood walk. But treats for dogs come in a multitude [...]

Dogs Today Agree that Variety is the Spice of Life

Since I’ve been staying home more than usual these past few months, I’ve been pretty much wearing the same clothes over and over again.  Initially, this was a great perk!  I was more comfortable and definitely doing less laundry.  But now that it’s been going on for a while, the [...]

Dogs Today are Sports Fans

Dog sports are becoming increasingly popular, as more dog owners discover the joy of watching their dogs do what is often instinctual to them.  The fun part is that when our dogs play some sports, the rules and structure of the activity are only limited by our imagination, and the [...]

Dogs Today Are Groovy

No, it’s not Flash Back Friday, but humor me for a moment... When I was in high school, one of my favorite albums was Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits. One of my favorite songs was The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy). Here’s a sampling of the lyrics: "Slow down, [...]

Dogs Today can live a great life always being on a leash.

When we see a person and their dog at a neighborhood park or at the beach, where their dog is off leash, yet walking in stride with their owner, their life together looks good! In fact, their time together looks perfect. Many owners contact me wanting to replicate this exact [...]

Dogs Today are affected by many stressors.

Ever have one of those days where things just don’t go as planned? You start your day as usual, but encounter an unexpected traffic jam on your morning commute. So you try to get some work done with a few phone calls, but your cell phone cuts out at the [...]

Dogs Today are all for recycling

   It’s all about perception. As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. I’m not suggesting you empty out your trash cans and let your dog have at it, but I am suggesting we take a look at items that are already destined for recycling and figure out [...]

Dogs Today function better with social distancing

In light of all that it going on in our world, our dogs are the ones that will continue to benefit from social distancing.   Social Distancing is Nothing New For many, learning the term “social distancing” is new.  However, the concept is actually not. The first known use started [...]

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