Tips & Tricks
Are Gentle Lead Head Harnesses Effective?

Are Gentle Lead Head Harnesses Effective?

I recently posted pictures of Jake and Maggie on Instagram that were taken during one of our walks around our neighborhood.  In those pictures, they are wearing a gentle lead head harness no pull lead that I bought from Chewy.com.  These leads were used in our training sessions with our trainers and were recommended to us to help train the dogs...

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Games You Can Play With Your Dog

Games You Can Play With Your Dog

With the winter here and cold weather keeping us all bundled up inside, I have not been diligent in taking Jake and Maggie for their walk.  We haven’t played frisbee much outside lately either and there are days where the dogs get bored.  We play our tricks in the house and we take rides in the car but I think they need more mental stimulation as...

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Tips For Making A Party Appetizer

Tips For Making A Party Appetizer

I recently posted "How to make a meat and cheese tray for 8 people" and thought I would include this appetizer I made for the holidays.  This cheesy and salty dish is loaded with color and flavor and so easy to make.  Honestly, I think it put everyone in the party mood as soon as they walked into my kitchen!  :-). I like putting appetizers out...

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How The Pet Industry Has Grown

How The Pet Industry Has Grown

With the pet industry exploding in growth opportunities, I thought I would put together some statistics on pet ownership, cost per month, and how advanced we have come in our thinking about the quality of food, treats, care, services, and technology.  We are now looking for high quality food, organic food, quality medications, quality vet care,...

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How To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals

How To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals

How to teach children to be kind to animals?  How else can a child know the difference?  I was once told that animals do not have personalities or feelings.  I was an adult participating in this conversation and could not for the life of me rationalize the words my ears were hearing.  It is so important for children to learn how to treat and...

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Meaningful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Day

Meaningful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Day

I have to admit that when I was younger, it didn’t much matter to me if I celebrated New Year’s Day or not.  As I’ve gotten older, I started looking forward to celebrating the new year and putting more thought into hitting the “refresh” button.  For me, it’s not about making “resolutions" because, honestly, I never keep them.  It is about...

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Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas

We all know how to wrap gifts.  Some are fantastic at it while others just want to get the job done.  Personally, I love to wrap gifts.  I find it relaxing and enjoy picking out the wrapping paper as much as I do picking the gift out.  For me, it is about putting a whole theme together.  I want the wrapping paper, bow, and card to match and I...

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Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

How many of you sleep with your dog? Thomas and I sleep with Jake and Maggie every night and honestly, I love it!!! Jake and Maggie have two different sleeping styles with Maggie curling up into a ball at the bottom of the bed and Jake literally sharing a pillow with me and snoring in my ear. I’ve been asked many times how I can sleep like that....

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Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

I have been racking my brain over Jake and Maggie and their incessive licking of their paws and how to fix it.  I've tried Benadryl, Coconut Oil, and Cortizone 10.  I've been told by one vet that they have allergies to grass and another vet that they have allergies to food!  Here are my findings and recommendations:  I got Jake and Maggie...

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Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our "to do" list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I'll be blogging those pictures this week.  We got some deliveries on Friday and Saturday one being from Puppy...

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