Unexpected Danger to Your 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...
Breaking Focus

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...
How Dogs See a Smile

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...
Bringing Banjo Home

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...