Wanna Get to Second Base? Go Slow and Steady, Babe.

 I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either. Nobody goes faster than the legs they have.  If where I want to go is far away, I’m not there in an instant. ― The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro Are you a patient person?  Do you take your time with things? Do you want more …

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Sunday Funday for Everyone!

She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring. ― Zelda Fitzgerald What are you up to this Sunday afternoon?  We are experiencing record heat temps and orange air alerts here in our nation's capital, so we are laying low today. When I want to lay low, the animals in our home often have other …

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Music to Calm the Canine and Feline!

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. ― Plato Got a cat? Got a Dog? Get some tunes to soothe them. But don't just turn on your favorite jams. The kind of music you play for your pets matters.  Science has shown that music specifically …

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Want to Be a Dog Whisperer? Try THIS.

It's not very often that I come across an article or post from other dog trainer that makes me yell, YES! PERFECTION! THANK YOU!!  I found one today. I am taking the time to sit down and share this with you because it is one of the most powerful and effective ways to listen and communicate …

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The Doggie Downside and Upside to Snow Days

I don't know what the weather is like where you are in the world, but it's been snowing nonstop for hours where we are, just outside our nation's capital.  They're expecting up to 36 inches before the weekend is over.  That's not a lot to most northerners, but it can be a lot for southern …

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Promises Fulfilled

I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the …

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Holiday Tips – Happy Homes with Happy Hounds

Thanksgiving is almost here! Christmas is right around the corner! (Just typing that out was stressful for me.) Not only can the holidays be stressful for us, but they are especially stressful for our animal companions.  Changes in our routines, the many visitors coming and going, and our stress levels can create havoc in our …

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Why Training Is Essential

Training is not a luxury, but a key component to good animal care. There are many reasons people choose to train an animal.  Some people train animals to avoid being bitten, attacked, or crushed by them.  Some people train animals to avoid being their next meal.  Some people train animals to make their lives easier …

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