Is one of the first questions I get asked when a family is looking to bring a dog home. The short answer: It's less about type of dog but how the dog behaves in and around your family, environment and lifestyle. Sure, I can sterotype a bunch of breed-types but I also have plenty of experiences that [...]
Catch my article in NoVA Dog Magazine's summer issue? Well ya should! There is a contest going on so you win a free swim at the Clifton farm. Simply share a picture of your dog this summer around water.. in any way, by August 1st. You will be entered for a drawing that will happen [...]
Three quick and different ways to feed your dog. Ditch the bowl and feed your dog like the opportunistic, scavengers that they are! Have a cool way that you feed your dog? Don't hesitate to share.
Thank you to my dog, Betty, who will quickly run to me after a poop because a little got stuck and I have to pull the rest out. Thank you neighbor for muzzling your dog on your walk for reasons I can only guess but your dog will drop from heat stroke walking in a soft, [...]
In honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2014, I thought I would write about the word I hear the most when a client first calls me about an issue: "My dog is fine when ___(insert situation here)_____." I don't blame the person for saying it, but it is an incomplete observation and interpretation of a [...]
When on a stroll with my toddler around the neighborhood I always fear that an off-leash dog will approach and is not friendly. I've had off-leash dogs approach us on walks and both dogs were friendly. Phew! Then I see this video! cat saves boy and I think.. that's one of my biggest fears. And I [...]
I hear this often and by often I would say 90% of the families that I work with have asked their dog to sit while other dogs (kids, people, strollers, mailman, trucks, etc...) go by. So what's the big deal with it? Umm, just about everything. Let's look at the whole picture. Let's say we [...]
It's one of those things in life that is hard to forget. It's soft, warm, attached to a cute little nose, ears,face...aaahhhh. puppy belly. And how does one make sure the puppy doesn't mind showing you his or her belly. Why training of course! Let's be real that many pups don't like to be flipped [...]