Whether you are bringing home a dog from the shelter today, or you have been living with Fido for years, dog training can and should be fun. It can become a great part of your daily routine, and is a fantastic way to bond with your dog and sneak in a little exercise for both of you. Training a dog is more than the basics of sit, down, and stay. The goal should be to create a way for your dog to be successful and thrive in your home, to keep him safe, and keep him stimulated. The time spent training should be fun and rewarding for both you and your dog. Here are a few ways to keep training fun and successful on your way to raising a well behaved best friend.
This is a fun post all about human food that is safe, and in some cases healthy, that you can share with your pet!
Lots of us like to share our food with our pets. Often times, the pet is staring at you while you eat, begging for a handout, or hoping for something to fall off your plate. Sadly, there are many human foods that are dangerous and/or deadly for your pets to eat, and many human foods can lead to unhealthy weight gain. For more info on dangerous foods and other household items, please click here.
Listed below are some tasty treats you can share with Fido, and you can share them guilt free!
If you are reading this, chances are you already know that sharing your life with a pet can improve your health and happiness. Having a pet also brings certain responsibilities for the pet owner. They include many items we are well aware of, like proper nutrition, exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and veterinarian visits among other things. Even with that knowledge, the reality is a lot of pets are still in bad health, and in many cases the pet owner is unaware of the issues, or can't afford to properly care for the pet. This post has been created with that in mind. Listed below are some basic tips that are either free, low cost, or preventative in nature reducing the chance of future, much more expensive or devastating alternatives. These tips help you stay in tune with your dog, and can help you notice small things before they lead to big things.
Easter is a time of celebration, family gatherings, egg hunts, chocolate candies and pretty baskets. Lots of shiny plastic eggs and pretty flowers in center pieces to make the house festive for company. We put together this post to help you keep your pet safe and warn you of possible dangers during the Easter/Spring time season.
I have been taking pictures of dogs professionally for years. Whether it is shooting portraits in a client's home, images for calendars, action shots at dog sports events, advocacy and awareness work for Leave No Paws Behind, or networking images to help get homeless shelter dogs adopted, I have gained a lot of experience that helps me make great images. People are always asking things like, "how did you do that?", "what settings are you using", or the dreaded "what kind of camera do you have?". Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you take great images of your pets today!