What's your dog's favorite chew that lasts longer than ten minutes? So far the best chewing device that lasts the longest in my household are bully sticks (the quality kind, otherwise kinds from brands like Ol' Roy get chewed up in a sitting) and pig skin twists (those seem to last about a day or two).
I have a variety of different flavored Nylabones, but they're not interested in those.
Any suggestions? I have a 1.5 year-old and…Continue
I want everyone to meet Margo, my new family addition! She's a 6mo-old black brindle Cardigan Welsh Corgi (from a breeder, held for show but her sister ended up being just a bit better in the show evaluation so she was re-homed). She's SUPER sweet! Loves to lick faces and wag her fox tail!
The first few days:
She has only been home for three days, but already her and Gutie (my 1.5 year-old male Pem) zoom and wrestle through the house like they were born…Continue
I live in Wisconsin at the tippy top right on the peninsula on Lake Superior. October-March it is below 60 degrees everyday (Dec-Feb it's commonly negative in temperature), but we do get the occasional "heat stroke" in October or March where it spikes to 60, sometimes 80 degrees for a day. I've had Gutie on heartworm medication every month, but my vet has suggested that Gutie doesn't need it when it gets below 40 degrees. She suggested that I just administer Pyrantel…Continue
Thank you for helping me with my last blog post! I'm VERY excited to go visit Margo, a 6 month old Cardigan (held for show by the breeder) next Sunday to see how compatible she is with my little dude Gutie (1.5 year old Pembroke).
Do Cardigans and Pembrokes generally have the same temperaments, exercise requirements, etc? My guy requires 2 hours of exercise daily, which is NO PROBLEM because I absolutely love to be outdoors and even though I work full-time the…Continue
So, I have the opportunity to adopt a 6mo-old Cardigan (female) from a breeder I live near. I would absolutely love to have her, as Gutie gets lonely during the day while I'm working and he'd love a playmate the rest of his life! I'm going to go visit her (Margo) on Wednesday to see how compatible her and Gutie are.
If all goes well, how do you guys juggle having two dogs in your life? I already have a second crate from when Gutie was younger, I…Continue
Gutie is 6mo and is incredibly smart/obedient. He knows how to sit, lay down, come, stay, roll over, play dead, bark/howl on cue, touch an object when pointed to, nose a bell when it's time to potty, heel, dance in a circle, jump through a hoop, kennel up, high five, shake, wave hi/bye... among other various tricks. I've heard that training classes are also an excellent way to teach good behaviors and socialize but Gutie is such a good boy. He doesn't jump on anyone (children especially)…Continue
Hi everyone! Gutie is 4.5 months now and is getting 1/2 cup of Fromm's Puppy dry food 3x day (7am, 12pm, 5:30pm). I can visibly see his waistline and his ribs (both of them aren't sticking out, but I can see them without any difficulty). He's an active dog (puppy play dates 2x/week, hiking/long walks everyday, swimming at the beach/pool, running freely at the park/cabin). I took him to the vet to get weighed the other day on their scale and he's nearly 21lbs, but she the tech assured me…Continue