October 20, 2016

Trick or Treat Giveaway: Roll Out the Red Carpet with Ruby!

We're so excited to once again be a part of the Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kol's Notes, and Beagles & Bargains and generously sponsored by Caru, Nature's Logic and The Honest Kitchen. From today until October 30th, hop around the participating blogs for fun trick tutorials and enter the giveaway for a chance to win incredible prizes, including a $300.00 PetSmart gift card and some huge treat assortments!

October 12, 2016

Potcake Ready to Pounce

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Mae West

October 9, 2016

Fall Trick Training Progress

With winter close on the heels of this beautiful fall weather, I'm breaking out the props and the clicker in preparation for trick training to keep The Ginger Sisters occupied when the nights get cold and dark. Ruby has been working hard on several new tricks and Boca will try anything if it means she gets more food! I'm so proud of how far Ruby's 'hold' trick has come. The last time we shared our progress, she was ever-so-patiently persevering through my klutziness and through trial and error I found the toys that are easiest for her to hold. The fact that one of them happens to be a bouquet of flowers is just too adorable for words.

October 5, 2016

A New Look

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle. 
Hillary Rodham Clinton

September 21, 2016

Laughing by the Lake

Red and white dog in the sunlight by the lake at the Sheraton Wild Horse Grand wearing her Frida Kahlo collar

Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.
Frida Kahlo 

September 20, 2016

Positive Training Was A No-Brainer For Me

As dog lovers, we often feel like science is way behind when it finally proves that dogs understand what we're saying or that dogs recognize human facial expressions. We knew that already! It's obvious when our dogs seem to instinctively know when we need some extra comfort after a bad day, or when we have to spell certain words (it's w-a-l-k and t-u-g and f-r-i-s-b-e-e around here). As an advocate for positive training, I am constantly referencing the science and studies that back up my training philosophy, but the truth is, science had nothing to do with my choice.