Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tips for a Dog-Friendly Fourth of July

Barbecues and fireworks are Independence Day favorites, but not so for your four-legged members of the family.  The loud noises and chaos of the day can upset your dog.  When it comes to fireworks, I’ve been lucky with my own … Continue reading

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Does Your Dog Show Off His Red, White, and Blue?

The Fourth of July weekend is almost upon us!  How does your dog show off his patriotic pride for Independence Day?  Tell us your best Fourth of July story in the comments and send in your pictures of your dog … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Graduates of Barkefellers

Congratulations to Canine Good Citizen evaluator Karen Bales and her class of CGC graduates!  Karen’s students passed the test this April at Barkefellers in Indianapolis.  All three owners decided to pursue CGC because they’re interested in going on to therapy … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear It for Therapy Dogs!

We all know that dogs have and always will hold a special place in our lives.  In addition to being a faithful and loving companion, dogs have done many jobs that have made our lives easier.  From hunting to herding … Continue reading

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Meet Logan: A Special CGC Dog Who Helps Kids Learn to Read & Spreads Cheer at Recovery Centers!

Say hi to Logan!  Logan is a very special 6 1/2 year old Great Dane who passed his Canine Good Citizen test in November of 2009 with evaluator Cindy McFadden.  He went on to become a therapy dog team with … Continue reading

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If Your Dog Could Talk…

Dogs have such distinct personalities, and it’s so interesting to see how they act.  Some act like the class clown, others are laid back.  I’d love to get to know all of your dogs’ personalities!  Tell me, if your dog … Continue reading

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Lunging on a Leash: The Truth Behind the Mystery

If there’s one thing that will ruin a peaceful walk with a dog on a leash, it is when the dog lunges at other dogs or people.  To get a solution, it helps to understand the causes of lunging.  Here … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Grads of Sunnyside Training Center

Congratulations to Canine Good Citizen/AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluators Karen Elliott and Megan McClung and their June 15, 2011 class of AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy graduates!  The test took place at the Sunnyside Training Center in Columbus, Ohio.  Karen says her students … Continue reading

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Doing the Dog Paddle: Tips on Teaching Your Dog to Swim

Swimming may seem natural for dogs, and most love it, but even natural-born swimmers need to be trained.  I teach my dogs to swim by starting them in a doggy life jacket.  The old method of throwing a dog in … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children Well: Happy Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day. My dad died in 1995 and I’ve missed him every day since then. Yesterday I went to the small box of photos I keep in my closet and got out this framed photo of my dad … Continue reading

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