How Dog Ownership has Changed me

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This sassy little guy has changed my life in more ways than I ever thought possible. I knew I always wanted a dog, but I couldn’t have anticipated how much joy and happiness this small bundle of fluff could bring me. Remember when you were a kid and you asked your parents for a dog and their famous excuse was always, “a dog is a lot of responsibility…”? Well, they were right. But also wrong at the same time. While dogs are undoubtedly a lot of responsibility, this isn’t a good enough excuse for why a child should not be allowed to have a dog or any pet for that matter. In addition to providing emotional and social support, these furry companions also give us someone to care for, which teaches us how to be responsible and love unconditionally.  Continue reading “How Dog Ownership has Changed me”

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Eight Ways to Make your Dog Feel Safe

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We all love our dogs and want to ensure that we care for them the best we can. Dogs can be sensitive to different environmental changes and can feel anxious when they haven’t been properly adapted to their surroundings. I’m going to take this opportunity to share with you a curated list of the top 10 ways to make your pup feel safe. Continue reading “Eight Ways to Make your Dog Feel Safe”

Lessons from a Dog Owner (3)

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Part III: The Inexperienced Dog Owner

I thought it would be appropriate to end this three-part series by reflecting back on my mishaps as an inexperienced, first-time dog owner. My biggest blunder was not being well enough prepared to train my four-legged friend. Yes, I was excited and after waiting 18 LONG years, I finally had a puppy to call my own. But I literally had zero experience and I was in my first year of university which meant that I was out of the house all day and had to leave Timmy at home with my grandma who was not interested in training a dog. Continue reading “Lessons from a Dog Owner (3)”

Lessons from a Dog Owner (1)

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I want to take this post to talk a little about my experience with my dog, Timmy in the hopes that it might help you on your journey with your pup. Now almost six years old, we have undergone our fair share of funny and scary moments.

The following is part one of a three-part series of some of my experiences with Timmy and what they taught me about being a pet owner.  Continue reading “Lessons from a Dog Owner (1)”

The Benefits of Owning a Pet

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Pet ownership is one of the most rewarding things a person can experience. Their big eyes and even bigger hearts make them impossible not to love. These balls of fur have a way of making even the worst situations just a little bit better. Not only are they cute and lovable, they also have an uncanny way of knowing when their humans are sad, anxious, or upset and can even detect cancer cells!  Continue reading “The Benefits of Owning a Pet”

10 Things to look for in a Breeder

So you’re looking for your new, furry best friend and I still haven’t convinced you that adopting is the way to go… OR maybe you looked in your local shelters and weren’t able to find a pup that would be a good fit for your household. Before looking for a breeder be sure to read these useful tips on what to look for in a responsible, ethical breeder who breeds healthy, well-tempered puppies.  Continue reading “10 Things to look for in a Breeder”

5 Most Common Shelter Dogs

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Ever wonder why certain breeds of dogs are more commonly found at animal shelters than others and why that is? Are they more aggressive? Harder to train? More often than not, these four-legged fur balls are misunderstood and fall victim to an unregulated business that allows for overbreeding and gross mistreatment of these innocent creatures. Given the right home, these dogs would make wonderful, loving companions, eager to provide a lifetime of happiness.

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