Interrupt “Bad” Behavior With A Reward!

Interrupt “Bad” Behavior With A Reward! We have all heard about ways to stop your dog from doing something we don’t like by basically “snapping him out of it,” using various methods of distracting him from his shenanigans. There’s the squirt bottle that often comes up as a supposedly harmless intervention. Some trainers suggest that […]

Avoid Feeding Your Dog These Red-Flag Foods

Avoid Feeding Your Dog These Red-Flag Foods Jenna—the editor of Pugs Home—recently shared with me an interesting article on human foods that are dangerous for dogs. Many of us already know about common fare like chocolate, onions, garlic and grapes and raisins. The Pugs Home piece also includes lesser known food items like macadamia nuts […]

Halloween Safety for Cats & Dogs: Don’t Worry About the Chocolate!

Halloween Safety for Cats & Dogs: Don’t Worry About the Chocolate! I’m so sick of being reminded not to let my dogs eat chocolate on Halloween! Aren’t you? Don’t we all know this by now? Haven’t we all been told so many times that chocolate is dangerous for dogs that we just roll our eyes […]