I Am Not Sure If This Is Safe, But It Sure Looks Fun

7 01 2009

I have never ridden in a motocycle’s sidecar, so I cannot recommend it.  Rose and her friend make this look like a lot of fun, and if it is anything like when I stick my head out of the window in Mom’s car, I am in!  Now, where can Ifind someone who rides a motorcycle?





How Do I Teach My Dog To Sit?

6 01 2009

TEACHING THE SIT COMMAND

dog-sittingMom says that the “SIT” command is the #1 control command.  If a dog is acting out, all you have to say is SIT and the dog is back under control.  Mom said that she has noticed that the SIT command is also used in grocery stores for children.  Parents say SIT and the children SIT down in the cart!

In this post, we will only be covering teaching your dog how to SIT.  You are on your own with the kids. Read the rest of this entry »





What Can I Do To Keep My Dog Off The Table And Counter?

5 01 2009

counter-surfingSome folks that Mom knows sent me an e-mail about their Golden Lab, Marley (just like the movie).  Below is the text of the response I sent them.

Marley, Marley, Marley, a retriever after my own heart!  We can certainly be a crazy bunch.  Mom tells me that you are driving your Mom and Dad bonkers with your counter-surfing.  Marley, have you seen the movie “A Christmas Story”?  Did you happen to notice how unhappy everyone got when the neighbor’s dog came over and counter-surfed the turkey away?  Well, I do not want to see a fellow retriever turned into the Bumpus’ dog. Read the rest of this entry »





Spike Says: Merry Christmas

25 12 2008

Mom, Tax, Molly, the Lazy Web Guy and I wish you a Merry Christmas.  Have a great day with your families, and we will be back in action on Friday with the newest nominations for Spike’s Pack.

merry-christmas





How Do I Stop My Dog’s Digging?

12 12 2008

dog-diggingRecently, one of my friends “across the pond” sent me a question about her dog, and his affinity for digging in many spots inside the house, including her couch and her bed.  During a trip to the vet, their discussion led to no resolution other than a healthy dog.  This is where I come in.

Is your dog an unhappy one?  Heck no.  He sure is awful grateful for all the cool areas to dig in.  This goes back to the denning nature of being a dog.  My brother, Tax, digs a lot, too.  He is a digging fool.  In fact, when mom gives him a new blanket, he takes it into his crate and spreads it out like a carpet.  What a weird dog! Read the rest of this entry »





About Those Christmas Presents…

11 12 2008

christmas-treeThe big day is getting closer and everyone is thrilled about Santa, especially Tax. He has been on Santa Watch since December 26th of last year.  Today, I want to talk about a proper Christmas gift.  As you know, I have been tracking gift ideas for your pet over on the right from my Twitter friends.  I am happy to suggest to you some very nice gifts that you may buy for your friends, as well.  An electric pencil sharpener, a gift card to their favorite restaurant, movie tickets, money, Elvis’ Christmas Album, a toaster, some perfume, a clock, a nice picture frame, socks…  I could go on and on.  But, most importantly, I want to tell people about one thing that should never be considered as a gift, a dog or a cat!  We are not gifts, we are family. Read the rest of this entry »





Quick Guide To Reading Dog Body Language

6 12 2008

Dominance Aggression:
Hackles will be raised, teeth barred, tail may be up or back, body & legs stiffen, lips are drawn back, growling, eyes fixed on target.

Fear Aggression:
Body and head lowered, ears are back close to the head, tail is down or may be tucked between the legs, growling, lips are drawn back, teeth barred, hackles raised, nose wrinkled.

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