I was born and raised in California, lived in Pennsylvania for several years, and have recently moved to Delaware. I have gone from being a teacher for 20 years to a blogger and now back to teaching but still blogging. I have a great dog named Simba. Simba is a German Shorthaired Pointer. Life with Simba is an adventure every day. I have had dogs my entire life but I have learned most about dogs living with Simba. German Shorthaired Pointers really do become your best friend. They become extremely attached and that is why they say they have the Velcro phenomenon. Simba now has a sister 8 years younger and her name is Gypsy.
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Training

TRAIN YOUR DOG TO STOP JUMPING

TRAIN YOUR DOG TO STOP JUMPING THE STEP AWAY GAME posted by TheDogTrainingSecret.com ABOUT THE EXERCISE This game will help train you pup to stop getting overly excited and jumping. A fun game you can use to teach your dog to control their impulse to jump on you and/or guests coming into your home. This game will […]

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Easy Healthy Dog Treats

Easy Dog Treats 2 Cups of rolled oats or whole wheat flour 2 (4 oz) jars of puree baby food Pre-heat oven 350′ Mix flour and baby food thoroughly You can roll out to 1/4″ on a floured surface if you want cute shaped treats.  My two don’t have a preference.  If I’m going to […]

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A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster

A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster Simba and I have written many times about the separation anxiety that Simba suffers especially when she was younger and Gypsy’s boredom issues.  Simba has exhibited separation anxiety through numerous different symptoms.  These included IBS, hives, destruction, uncontrollable licking the air, etc. These are just a few pictures […]

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CHICKEN & WILD RICE TREATS

CHICKEN & WILD RICE TREATS Simba has always had a very sensitive stomach.  I have to read labels making sure that there is no corn products ( a common filler in most dog foods) or peanut butter.  She absolutely loves peanut butter but her tummy hates it and so do I when I have to […]

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Training Not To Pull

Although the reason for pulling and what rules you must teach is the same for all dogs, some dogs are more of a challenge. My own GSP was one of those “super crazy pullers”. The thing to keep in mind is that law of learning applies to all dogs: Dogs Do What Works. In other […]

Simba's Adventures

Furry Siblings

My furry sibling, Gypsy has really changed since we’ve moved. She doesn’t destroy the entire house everyday while mum is at work. Although she slips once in a while. Yesterday, mum was home sick and she had just opened a new box tissues. While mum slept, Gypsy decided to decorate

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Home For The Howl-idays: A Gift Giving Guide For Dog Lovers

Home for the Howl-idays: A Gift Giving Guide for Dog Lovers When the holidays are fast approaching, it can be difficult to find gifts that your loved ones will like. For those with pets, gift giving can be a little simpler, because you can base some of your gifts around their love for their furry […]

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DOGGIE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

GET READY FOR HALLOWEEN Mommy is getting me ready for Halloween.  We are going to a Halloween 1 mile parade this Sunday.  I’m really excited to see my friends there.  Which costume do you think I should wear?  Mommy likes the spider costume the best.  I do admit it was more comfortable.  The Steeler’s shirt, […]