Not only do I allow my dog to walk in front of me - I even let her walk through doors before me. I know what you're thinking; "but letting a dog walk ahead of you means they're in control." Does it really? In control of what? My home, my thoughts, … [Read more...]
Do We Put Too Much Emphasis on Our Dogs Past?
This is an open letter to certain dog owners that obsess over their dog's past. You'll often see them on forums, complaining about their dog's behavior but unwilling to take advice. How much do you know about your dog's past? If you're like me … [Read more...]
Why Do We Celebrate Extreme Dog Breeding?
I love Bully breeds, but I don't love how much media attention the world's biggest Pit Bull is getting. He might be a sweet dog, but there's nothing sweet about extreme dog breeding. Dogs bred for their extreme size are adding to the problems these … [Read more...]
Is There Really a Best Breed For First Time Dog Owners?
"What's the best dog for a first time dog owner?" I've seen that question so many times on forums and no one's shy about sharing their opinions on the matter. But what if we changed that perspective just a little bit? What if we went out and met … [Read more...]
Please Stop Sharing That Guy Walking Shepherds Off Leash
After a few years you'd think certain viral videos would die down; but this one hasn't - at least not on my facebook feed. When someone shares that video of the guy walking his 5 German Shepherds off leash I cringe. I cringe because I'm reminded of … [Read more...]
Every Pet Store Puppy Has a Mother
Behind every cute pet store puppy there's a mother dog - and 99% of the time she's a puppy mill mother, living a life whose only purpose becomes making puppies for profit. The Life of a Puppy Mill Mother We've all seen the deplorable conditions of … [Read more...]
What Unethical Breeding Has Done To Bulldogs
Over the past 100 years the Bulldog has gone from a great athlete to one of the unhealthiest breeds around. And despite numerous concerns about their health & overall well-being they continue to rise in popularity. And the problem, of course, is … [Read more...]