Qwerty has had a kong go slow bowl since he was a puppy. First off, I was going to make sure that I never had a dog that inhaled his food in one bite because that is not good for their health. But there are other benefits to feeding him in "non traditional" ways. I … Continue reading Why I don’t feed in a “normal” bowl.
Qwerty's second birthday was on May 9th. Last year I wrote a post describing what our first year with Qwerty was like, I thought I would try and do a yearly post on a summary of our years together. If you didn't read last years post, we got Qwerty from a wonderful breeder right around … Continue reading Qwerty’s Second Year
Spring is FINALLY here, after a couple April Snow storms, our grass is starting to become green. We are outside in the yard playing frisbee so much more, it's such a nice feeling. Qwerty really is enjoying the extra time with his favorite circular disc. Every Spring we notice random dirt mounds in our yard, … Continue reading The new holes in my yard
According to the Association for Pet Obesity prevention in 2017 approximately 60% of cats and 56% of dogs were overweight or obese. These numbers are staggering. Working in a Vet Clinic in the heart of winter we commonly hear "Oh, Fluffy has put on weight because it's cold and snowy outside" The truth is those … Continue reading Obesity
When people find out we have a young German Shorthaired Pointer with 2 kids under the age of 4, the most common reaction I get is "Oh, how does he do with them?" My answer is ALWAYS, Qwerty loves his little people. Our daughter was 2 when when we brought Q home. A toddler who … Continue reading Qwerty and His Littles
As the Holidays wind down and we approach the New Year it's a good idea to reflect on the past year and start preparing for the new year, a fresh start. Strengthen the bond. Trust is key in your relationship with your pet and in any relationship you need to constantly work on it and … Continue reading 5 New Year’s Resolutions for you and your Pet
We have had the FitBark2 since April 2018. My husband (Aaron) is a tech guy, our house is someday going to murder us because of the amount of smart it has. He needs to have technology on everything, that includes Qwerty (because the super nerdy name wasn't enough). Aaron had recently gotten a FitBit himself, … Continue reading Product Review: FitBark 2
Qwerty LOVES his crate. When he is tired, he will put himself to bed. I get asked if we let Q sleep in the bed with us and the answer is, I would let him, but to be honest he wouldn't want to, he likes HIS bed. Crate training is probably one of the number … Continue reading Crate Training 101
The single most important part of training is socialization!! I cannot stress this enough! Whether you are bringing home a puppy or adult dog you must get them out and meeting new people, seeing new situations, and most of all bonding with you. Now, many people assume that socialization means bringing your dog around other … Continue reading Socialize Socialize Socialize!