Here's our rules for hiking with your dog: Maintain excellent health through proper diet and exercise. This makes it less likely they will eat inappropriate things due to nutritional deficiencies and will help ensure they are not overweight and have the stamina for hikes. Keep up with appropriate vaccinations (or titers) and vet checkups to [...]
If you take your dog on off-lead walks in nature, which is what we do every day, it is good to know some rules about wildlife interaction with your dog. In a perfect world, we do not want our dogs interacting with any wildlife. But the world and our dogs are not perfect, so what [...]
Objective: Practice Leave It with your dog. Process: Object on the ground. Cover item with your shoe if dog goes for said item. Reward them when the stop and make eye contact with you. What really happens instead: You: Leave it. Teller, the Terrier: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!
We are big believers in purchasing humanely raised and healthy chicken, both for Ed and for our dogs' raw food diet (Sue is a vegetarian, so no chicken for her!). Maybe you feed your dog a raw or home-cooked diet. Maybe you supplement their dry food with fresh meat. Maybe you do none of [...]