Category Archives: Responsible Dog Ownership

Get Ready for AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days

Four months in advance isn’t at all too early to start planning a great dog event for your community. This September, AKC is celebrating the 10th anniversary of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days.  Canine Good Citizen evaluators everywhere can host … Continue reading

Posted in Responsible Dog Ownership | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Do You Have a Plan for Your Dog?

A friend gave me an article written by the Ethicist of the New York Times magazine. On the day I read it, I found the topic sufficiently depressing that my first reaction was “no way am I putting that on the CGC blog.”  But … Continue reading

Posted in Responsible Dog Ownership | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Who’s Getting the Dog?

Surprise, surprise, surprise — Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries is over. I’m not sure what Kim Kardashian contributed to our culture to get so famous, and I wouldn’t recognize Kris Humphries if he walked into my living room. I … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs and family, Responsible Dog Ownership | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Let’s Get Physical: Helping Your Dog Lose Weight

Just like in their human counterparts, obsesity in dogs seriously affects their health.  It is commonly linked to arthritis, diabetes, and heart problems, among others.  If you find that your dog has packed on a few pounds, you can help … Continue reading

Posted in Responsible Dog Ownership | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Forget Your Pet: Being a Responsible Dog Owner

We all know that having a dog as part of the family is a lifelong commitment and being a responsible owner is extremely important.  Each September, the American Kennel Club celebrates responsible dog ownership with events all around the country … Continue reading

Posted in CGC test, Responsible Dog Ownership, S.T.A.R. | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Back to Basics: Taking Care of Your Dog throughout His Life

Dog owners, both new and old, need a refresher course every now and then on how to be a responsible owner, especially as their dogs age and enter new phases of life.  I like to remind people of the basic … Continue reading

Posted in Responsible Dog Ownership | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

You and Your Dog: So Happy Together

Meeting your dog’s basic needs and maintaining his quality of life are the foundation of building a happy relationship together.  No matter how busy life gets, being consistent about caring for your dog is extremely important.  Here are some tips … Continue reading

Posted in Responsible Dog Ownership | Tagged , | Leave a comment