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In Grandma’s Words

LITTLE DOGS GET NO RESPECT

Please don’t think that just because your tiny dog has been putting up with it means he won’t bite you…or the kids.  What recourse does a small dog have?   We have a seven-pound daycare dog that is just now, after more than six months, getting past his fear of being grabbed and held for…
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CONFIDENCE CAN CHANGE YOUR DOG’S WORLD

  I have an owner in Manners Class that says the best thing her dog gets from training is Confidence. Confidence can make a fearful dog calm: It enables dogs to relax around other dogs, other people, and new situations: It may even make a reactive dog into one that takes life in stride.  (If…
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NEIGHBOR DOGS PLAY TOGETHER

My neighbor, two doors down, invited her next door neighbor to bring his dog into her yard to play with Butch.  From what I gathered, this was a first for both dogs. I couldn’t see, but could hear the following: Growl, growl, snarl, Butch!  GROWL, Butch! Down Butch, Sit, Sit, Sit, Sit, Sit, Sit, Growl,…
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WHY TEACH A DOG TO FIND SMELLS WHEN HE DOES THAT NATURALLY?!?

Why teach a dog to “Find It.” Legitimate question.  A dog can find a treat no bigger than a pencil eraser and a shred of cheese on the floor is easy. So why on earth would we have a training class called SNIFF IT? As a beagle owner, I have dogs that are born to…
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DOG FRIES

Homemade dog treats delight my two dogs.  Of course they try to help in the kitchen which doesn’t work out so well.  Right now my kitchen smells like garlic because I made dog fries the other day. Here’s how to make dog fries which, unlike store treats, won’t cost you much at all. Peel and…
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WINTER IS PERFECT FOR DOGS….AT INDOOR DAYCARE

One of Grandma’s daycare parents can’t understand why we aren’t overflowing with dogs when the weather is so awful outside. It does seem that dogs would be happier and perhaps even safer here. Think about it. What if the power goes out while the dog is home alone?  How cold will it get? What if…
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TOO TINY FOR A COAT

Some of you know I once worked with a vet who did a big business with newly purchased puppies. One day a couple came in with a very tiny Chihuahua puppy.  I’m talking really tiny. It was in the fall and the little puppy didn’t have a coat.  I said to the couple that a…
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DOGS WEARING CLOTHES

COATS ON DOGS ARE NOT SILLY My son, Kise, always used to make fun of dogs wearing clothes.  Then we got two beagles and they began to acquire wardrobes.  He let it pass if the clothes were just coats and looked “tough.” He particularly doesn’t want his 24 pound female to look girlie but she…
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HEY, SPORTS NUTS!

Bitch New York has collar charms for every NFL team. Would these make great last-minute stocking stuffers or what?!? Go to the site by clicking the photo below and select “Sports Gear” to see the charms and more. Is your dog a Steelers fan?  How about a black and gold stocking cap? 

A POEM TO ENTERTAIN YOUR DOG

Here’s a poem by Jack Russell your dog may like.                        Paddy was a Corgie. Paddy was a Thief. Paddy went to my house and stole my chip of beef. I went to Paddy’s house but Paddy wasn’t home I got that dog back: I took his nylabone!