Walks are more than just exercise for your dog. They're opportunities to bond, to communicate, and to share memories as you're both exploring the environment. To make the walk a positive experience, you can bring and use certain equipment and food. They keep your dog safe, allow you to provide enrichment opportunities, and reinforce behaviors that encourage them to walk nicely by your side. Having worked on Windy's loose leash walking skills for over a year, I've used different equipment and food to help her to choose to walk without pulling or lunging on leash. I've rounded these up in today's post to give you some ideas of what to bring on your next dog walk. 📣 The products in this list won't magically teach your dog to walk . . .
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My first Black Friday as a dog parent was nothing short of an adrenalin rush. The last two weeks of November saw an explosive number of product launches, sales, and marketing emails that it was difficult sticking to wish lists and budgets. We survived those crazy weeks, thankfully, and snagged some really good deals in the thick of the holiday rush. I thought it'd be fun to share our official Black Friday/Christmas 2021 roundup: 1. Clicino clicker ring Who can resist a limited edition pink Clicino clicker? 😍 I love the Clicino clicker ring because the sound is much softer and more ideal to use during indoor training sessions. Wear it on your finger and click without worrying about dropping it during a session. 2. Ripley . . .
Puppies are just too adorable for their own good. Their small heads, bug-like eyes, and the pitter-patter of their tiny feet can make any human heart melt like butter. But when left to their own whims, they notorious at getting into trouble. At 8 weeks, they're exploring the world and absorbing all the information like a brand new sponge. They do so with their teeth, mouth, limbs, and noses, and sometimes that can lead to: Chewing on furniture or shoesShredding grocery bags, boxes, or packagesNipping on our anklesChewing on dangerous things like wires or medicineSoiling the houseAny other behaviors we humans find undesirable Unfortunately, I've grown up in a society where we either tolerate and ignore these behaviors or . . .
I looked over at Windy, who I just tucked inside her travel crate. I didn't utter a sound. I kept movements as subtle as possible. She's been awake since 5 in the morning. I didn't take her on her usual early morning walk; instead, she got to romp with her Corgi brother, Brooklyn, have some of her breakfast kibble on the garage, and go on an hour-long car ride with us to McDonald's. I chose to break routine because, last night, Windy threw our nightly routine out the window. She didn't pee when she should've peed. She was excited and aroused that a 5 to 10-minute relaxation session did little to slow down the panting. She nipped my hand several times as I'm about to hand feed her.She refused to go inside her crate, then . . .
People cope with loss and change in different ways. Some would stay in bed. Some would go on journeys for self-discovery. I'd normally binge on my favorite food 🍫 , watch a bunch of anime shows online, or shop online 🛍️ with absolutely no restraint. Nope. I agreed to go with the most unideal, impractical, and downright dumbest way to get through the loss of my grandmother. J and I got two new puppies. Not one. Two. Having two adult reactive dogs that had history of fighting and lashing at each other, I was so fearful of having another problematic dog that I wanted a second puppy to fulfill their socialization needs. I realized it was a stupid and ignorant assumption, and have beaten myself up for it multiple . . .