Never stop learning

My whole life I’ve been with dogs. From my child hood going into my adult hood. I loved dogs, I even had a dog day care name picked out, the kind of dogs I wanted and their names written down. Dogs have always been a part of my life, and as far as I can remember, and they will continue to be a part of my life for as long as I’m here. Throughout all the dogs I’ve had the opportunity to know growing up, have all given me different learning expierences. Some people i’ve heard say dogs are dogs and they’re all the same, and that’s where I beg to differ. I’ve had the easy lazy lab, the challenging giant malamute and something we don’t hear about often is the ever so challenging health issues. I feel like I’ve had it all and learned it all. But yet its what I take away from each and every one of them that makes what I learned so different. Yes of course they all learned the common sit, stay, lay down, treat…..etc. Even though I may have taught them all the same commands, they taught me more than I can truly express in words. Some of the biggest lessons dogs can give, are given after they have done their job! What I mean by that, I mean that they truly leave an impact on our heart. And I’m sure you have all heard the saying “you don’t know what you got till its gone”. Well, it really couldn’t be more true. How ever you would like to believe it, every dog has its purpose. Even if you can’t think if it right now, one way or another you have done something differently because of a dog you have had or a family or friends dog you have had in your life. Whatever connection you had, it will stick with you. One day when you get your own dog, or another dog, there is something you take with you on that journey with your new furry family member that came from your last. Like i said, even if its something small, like the way you will spoil them, what toys you know are going to last and what wont. Even through training, you’ll learn that not every dog will learn the same, or as fast, or can do the same tricks. Sometimes you’ll realize that all these little things you are doing, came from a learning experience you had with a previous dog of your own, a family dog, a friends dog, or even a dog sitting job you have once done before. I truly believe that in one way or another, dogs leave an impact on us and some of us may not even know it…..yet. Dogs are teachers is something i have heard multiple times, from myself mostly. I tell myself that in times where i can’t figure something out, or im struggling with a decision, or training technique. I stop and will ask, what are they teaching me right now? What are they trying to tell me? Sometimes during these moments of frustration its because they are trying to tell us something, and how we choose to listen will lead on us a path of an understanding that will start to make sense. And it’s all because of these amazing furry little creatures put here on earth for us to discover, and i bet that each and every one of you can describe a moment or experience you have had with a dog that you wont ever forget! Dogs! You’ll never stop learning!

Not so much a dog pawliday

For what I have experienced, fireworks are not so dog friendly. Some dogs don’t mind them at all, and if yours don’t then enjoy every one of those wonderful explosions. One of the holiday’s that most of us love that involve explosions is approaching us quickly. Most of you know about the 4th of July,… Continue Reading

A whole new feeling

Yes I’m talking about dogs. And this whole new feeling is pretty incredible! Very happy to say that I was given the opportunity to observe therapy dogs. Exciting right?! What’s more exciting is that I got to observe wonderful 2nd graders read to a therapy dog! Yes, it was adorable and yes I could watch… Continue Reading

Spring is in the air!

I believe we are seeing some warmer days ahead of us! We all know what that means for some of us, well mainly me. Allergies. I’ve looked into different remedies for treating allergies because i’m not the only one who becomes a victim to the spring season. Some of us have these lovely creatures on… Continue Reading

The Month Of Love

A very special day is coming up that we are all fimilar with and happens to be all about love! And dogs are experts at that. So why not show some extra love to our furry family and give them something we all know dogs love. Treats! I was able to bake a few treats… Continue Reading

Loving Dogs

Have you ever wondered how different parts of the world view dogs, or celebrate them? Well with having a close friend recently add a furry family member to their pack from across the world sent me on a search for how dogs are viewed by humans all around the world. As you know dogs are… Continue Reading

Do dogs have holidays?

Do they? Do dogs have holidays? I like to think so. They are family members, and who wouldnt want to tear open into new toys?! We all know opening presents can be fun as well as watching others that we care about open presents! One gift I think we all have in common is asking… Continue Reading

Preparing for Winter?

Every day we become closer to winter. Which means everyday we are one step closer to making sure our furry loved ones are ready for the season. One thing I always look forward to is the snow! Now i know some of our pups would jump for joy when the first snow fall has happened… Continue Reading

What does your dog really know?

Sit, stay, come and lay down. some of the most common words we teach our furry family members. Have you ever wondered if they know more? Or how could they know more? Well researchers in Budapest have published a ground breaking study that found dogs understand both meaning of words and the intonation used to… Continue Reading