Leo’s Best Friend, Oscar

Leo’s Best Friend, Oscar

Side note: if this post were written in Oscar’s point of view, the title would have probably been “Oscar and the Tiny Creature that Takes all the Attention Away” However, since it is in Leo’s perspective, the title will remain the same. At first I wasn’t sure how Leo would do meeting other dogs, big or small. Since bringing him home, Leo hadn’t met any other dogs, so we didn’t […]

Top 4 reasons dogs howl

Top 4 reasons dogs howl

Howling is one of the many forms of vocal communication in dogs. Whether it has been in person or on TV, it’s likely you’ve heard the howl of a wolf or dog. Sometimes the sound is mesmerizing, and other times it can be downright annoying, but why do dogs do it?

Leo and his Dangerously Sharp Teeth

Leo and his Dangerously Sharp Teeth

Wow. My sweet little puppy has been replaced by a savage monster. His adorable little nibbles have transformed into full-on chomps, and even though his teeth are still tiny, they are mighty. My fingers and arms are a war zone. Poor Erich has it worse. For some reason, Leo likes to take it out more on him than me. It might be because I have a low pain tolerance and […]

Leo vs The Crate

Leo vs The Crate

More like The Crate and us versus Leo. I wouldn’t say the first night went completely smooth, but Leo only cried 4 times throughout the night, and he didn’t eliminate in the crate, so I’d call that a success. We put the crate in our bedroom at the foot of the bed and played a Soothing Dog Sounds playlist from Spotify all night. We filled the crate with a snuggle […]

Why do dogs eat grass (and is it safe)?

Why do dogs eat grass (and is it safe)?

Is your dog an avid grass-eater? If you’ve noticed this odd behavior also known as pica (the term for eating things that aren’t food), there’s nothing to worry about. It’s a very common and natural behavior that is observed among both domestic and wild dogs.

Help your Pet’s Anxiety with ThunderWorks

Help your Pet’s Anxiety with ThunderWorks

As summer commences and the 4th of July approaches, it’s important to keep your pets in mind. While 4th of July celebrations are filled with fun and happy times, for some pets, it can be anything but happy.  Pet owners whose pets have severe noise anxieties must take caution during the upcoming fireworks season.  Unfortunately, this type of phobia may not go away, and if not treated, it can get […]

Why do dogs eat poop (and how can I stop it)?

Why do dogs eat poop (and how can I stop it)?

Coprophagia, the condition in which pets consume their own feces or those of other animals, is a common (yet distasteful) habit among dogs. In fact, it’s a very common problem in puppies but usually clears up by adulthood.