Leo Goes to Puppy Class

Leo Goes to Puppy Class

Before we got Leo, I knew I wanted to take him to puppy class to train him the basics and have another opportunity to socialize him. In reality, I’m the real student here.  Other than the articles I’ve read, I have no idea how to raise a well-mannered puppy. Our vet told us to wait until Leo was at least 4 months old to start a puppy class because if […]

Elevate your pet! From raised feeders to cat perches

Elevate your pet! From raised feeders to cat perches

Cats love being in elevated places; dogs not so much. However, many dogs do benefit from having their food elevated by a raised feeder. Cat perches and trees, like the Mr. Herzher’s Single Seat Cat Perch, are great to get active kitties off the ground. Similarly, elevated feeders, like the Stormcloud Elevated Dog Feeder, is perfect for medium and large dogs that have to crane their neck to get food […]

Off the menu: Why you should never let your dog eat grapes

Off the menu: Why you should never let your dog eat grapes

Leo vs Potty Training Pt. 2

Leo vs Potty Training Pt. 2

Since Leo vs Potty Training Pt. 1, we’ve slowly made progress on Leo’s potty training. It feels like it has been 2 steps forward and 1 step back. We no longer carry him from our apartment to the potty spot, less because we were confident he wouldn’t pee on the way down, more so because he was packing on the pounds—quickly. However, Leo will still have accidents at random, which […]

How often to wash your dog: Bathing guidelines

How often to wash your dog: Bathing guidelines

Leo Potato

Leo Potato

So much thought goes into deciding on a name for your dog. So. Much. Erich and I went back and forth for weeks before sticking with Leo. After he was born, before we brought him home, we started calling him Potato because that’s exactly what he looked like: a little potato with legs and a tail. Since then, Potato has stuck as his “middle” name. He’ll even respond when we […]

How often should you wash your pet’s bowls?

How often should you wash your pet’s bowls?

Keeping pets healthy is at the top of each pet parent’s list. Usually, when we think of keeping them healthy, we think of giving them the right amount of high-quality pet food along with adequate amounts of water. Often, we forget that not only is what we put in the bowls important to our pet’s health, but how we take care of the bowls themselves as well. Even the cutest […]