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Mutts Allowed!

Mutts Allowed!

I was at the airport yesterday and jumped up from my chair when I saw a news report about this.  I remember writing a blog post about this exact idea years ago!Mutts are now allowed into the Westminster dog show!  They’re only allowed to compete in the agility competitions but, hey, it’s a start! I … Continue reading

Welcome, Colden

Welcome, Colden

After a 6 hour round-trip drive, Colden is home! It’s been a big day for both of us—more details to come once we’ve settled in.

Countdown to Dog, Part 2

Countdown to Dog, Part 2

I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Pippi over the past year, and now that I’m adopting my own dog, I’ve been asked to share my own experiences here. A little bit of background: I bought a house in May, and the first question on many of my friends’ lips was “so, when are … Continue reading

Pippi’s breed mix.  Do I care?

Pippi’s breed mix. Do I care?

I’ve posted before about how much I love mutts but after a recent conversation with a friend, I was compelled to dig a little deeper.  We both adopted dogs around the same time and both decided to get out mutts’ DNA tested to find out what breeds they actually were.  She mentioned that she was … Continue reading

Zen Dog Training

Zen Dog Training

I love this title!  Zen Dog Training.  It’s better than Catching More Flies with Honey.  That’s just gross.  Patience is not just a virtue but more of a necessity when it comes to training dogs. I recently read this post from Urbane Animal Behavior and was glad to see someone reinforcing a very simple concept … Continue reading