New Puppy Problems

21 01 2009

golden-lab-puppyOver the holidays, many families across America became new and loving homes for puppies.  A friend of November 2008’s addition to my pack was one fo those lucky puppies.  As with all new relationships, there is a period of adjustment, and this post addresses some of the “new puppy issues.”  Specifically, we are going to discuss this Golden Labrador Retriever, but many of the puppy issues pop up regardless of breed.

All of the retriever breeds are born being comfortable with having or carrying something in their mouths.  I am no exception, as I often wander the house with my toy du jour.  We are also notorious chewers, especially as puppies.  Sometimes I spend a whole day just wanting to walk around with something in our mouth. Read the rest of this entry »

Spike Says: Cool Solo Activity For Your Dog

12 11 2008

To give your dog a fun all-day activity when you know you will be too busy to play, take a Kong toy and fill it with creamy peanut butter the day before your busy day.  Place it in the freezer overnight, and give it to you dog the following day.  Your dog will be consumed with attempting to eat the peanut butter inside, and the freezing will cause his methods (licking, biting, etc.) to take a little longer than they would without the freezing.

One important thing to note is to make sure that you get the right size Kong toy for your dog.