Ultimate Dog Bed

One of the most exquisite gifts you can present your rescued dog is a high quality dog bed. Our pack has discovered the exceptional quality and durability of the Orvis Dog Bed. Rescued dogs often have experience with sleeping outside without proper food or adequate shelter. Demonstrate your love with an Orvis Dog Bed. We…

OllyDog Tilden Waterproof Collar

I find most dog collars frustrating. You find one that you like and that fits your dog’s personality. You buy it. Then after a little while it starts to smell. So then you have to clean it. But in the meantime you have to buy another collar. And so begins the frustrations of rotating and…

If Dogs could Talk?

What if your dogs could talk? What would they say? Would they agree with you? Would they use sarcasm? Dogs have remarkable emotional intelligence. They are extremely proficient at reading body language and emotion. Heidi can tell when we are leaving and will often go into her crate before we give her the command simply…

Vacation without the Dogs? I miss them!

I’m on vacation. The first family vacation in a while away from home and the dogs. I had to put them in the Kennel. It isn’t too bad since I pay extra for a large kennel that Heidi and Thumper can be together in. They get the same food and great care. But I find…

Dog Necessities: What do you really need?

What are the basic necessities for the aspiring pack leaders? Sometimes pet stores use their boundless enthusiasm to convince aspiring owners that they need way more than they actually do. I will talk about what should be considered absolutely essential to the new dog owner. Waterproof Collar: Collars are essential. Once you have had your…

Dog Adoption Considerations

You have made your decision. You want a dog. And you care that there are thousands of dogs out there that need a home so you want to adopt. These are some issues to consider before you jump in. 1. The most important aspect of choosing a dog is choosing the right dog personality for…

Philosophy of Having a Dog

Why do you want a dog? What are you looking for in a dog? What expectations do you have that your life will change after you have a dog? How committed are you to making the dog relationship work? The answers to these questions will determine what kind of dog owner you will be and…

Understand your Dog

Do you understand your dog? Many people pick their dogs based on shallow reasons like cosmetic appearance. Those people are often disappointed when the dog fails to live up to their expectations. In these cases the dog is not to blame. Through comprehensive understanding of dog personality types, pack leadership, communication, and behavioral tendencies owners…