I like Dogs and things about dogs.

Unexpected Danger to Your Dogs

National Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day Applies to everyone because no one expects their home to catch fire. It doesn't really seem like a real danger, not really, not until it happens to them. At least that was the case for my family in November of 2013 when we found...
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Breaking Focus

I am constantly trying to redirect my dogs attention back to me or get them to break their focus away from distractions.  My dogs have long since mastered the art of breaking my focus.  When they perceive that I am distracted from them for too long, Mugsy and Banjo...
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How Dogs See a Smile

"I looked him in the eyes and smiled at him so he knew it was okay." Someone told me as Banjo enthusiastically dug in to his supper. My snarky response was. "So, you challenged him and bared your teeth?" I was being snarky. The person I was speaking to knew it and...
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Slowing Down A Dog That Eats Too Fast.

This is Banjo. Banjo thinks he is always starving. Banjo was found as a stray so this could help explain this attitude. Banjo eats so fast he throws up if left unchecked. This is really gross, so I didn't take a picture. For this post cute Banjo photos will have to...
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Bringing Banjo Home

I was scrolling through the Humane Society's website for Arizona. I don't think I had any intention of getting a dog. I was just checking on the off chance that they would have an Australian Shepherd young enough to make a great companion for Mugsy. I didn't expect to...
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1 year old, and Still a Puppy

 Today is Mugsy's Birthday. He is one year old, but still very much a puppy. Medium breeds like the Australian Shepherd don't generally mature and calm down by one year. They are still developing and around year old the puppy is very much in it's late teens. Over...
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9 Months Still a puppy

April 28, 2016 Mugsy grabs gently at my arm with his mouth. "No" I tell him and remove my arm. He grabs at my shirt. Exasperated I repeat the word "No". He grabs at my shoe. "No knock it off Mugsy." I gently push him away. At this point I am starting to get...
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