I’m dog sitting for a fellow foster this weekend while she attends a family wedding out of state. She has four dogs of her own plus a foster momma and six 3-week-old puppies. These babies are beyond adorable and all her dogs (small terrier types) are sweet as can be. So is mamma Blossom. Sleeping… Continue reading Terriers and a Dead Bird
Raya at 5 weeks A few weeks ago a puppy on transport needed a place to stay the night until her foster could take her. She was only 5 weeks old at the time. I don’t think I’ve ever had a puppy that young in my care before. I have no idea what her back… Continue reading Puppy Sitting
I just found an old blog that I used to write called The Stephenie Daily (who only posts occasionally). I'd completely forgotten about this blog. There have been a few different blogs over the years. One reason is because I switched blogging platforms like I did for Wimba Dog. The other is because I tend… Continue reading I Just Found My Old Blog
The most difficult type of training with any animal is to not give them reinforcement - good or bad- when they are doing something you want them to stop. For example, when the dog jumps up on a person they usually get one of two responses: person pets dog and positively reinforces the behavior or… Continue reading Training by Ignoring
When you go to work, do you expect to be paid for the work you are doing? I know I do. I don’t hate my job, but I’m not going to just show up and do the work because I’m expected to. Let’s face it, past childhood, we don’t show up and put in the… Continue reading Your Dog’s Paycheck
Well, it turns out that Harvey is a much more social creature than he originally presented himself to be. I still go up to spend time with him every day, but sometimes an hour or so isn’t enough and he’ll sit at the top of the stairs and cry. We’ve tried to get him to… Continue reading Poor Harvey
In case you were wondering, Harvey is doing great! I think we cured him of 90% of his problems . Okay, that taking too much credit. He has overcome them 90% of his problems. Mainly because 50% of those problems were tied to unaltered testicle he had. As you can see, he is now a… Continue reading Harvey Update
Headlines from a Google search. My husband informed me this morning that President Biden’s dog Major was sent back to the family home in Delaware after biting one of the White House security guards. He said “they” said Major was showing aggressive behavior to which I replied, “No, he was probably showing stressed behavior”. Dogs… Continue reading Biden Dogs Returned to Family Home in Delaware
A fellow dog foster posted a pic of the husky/lab mix puppy they are fostering and mentioned that the adoption price was $400. What immediately followed was an outraged reply that $400 was too much for a “mutt”. 62 comments total on this post What followed was a typical Facebook free for all with everyone… Continue reading What Would You Pay For a Dog?
Harvey has been doing better every time I go upstairs. Sure he still hissed at me as I approach but as soon as I’m in a seated position he comes over for pets and play and treats. Since we’ve been getting along so well, I decided to try taking him back into the room from… Continue reading I Guess Now We’re Friends?