by Andrew Rombach Pet insurance is a rapidly growing industry. In 2017 the pet insurance industry was worth more than $1 billion, and that’s expected to double to $2 billion by 2022, based on data forecasts from the market research firm Packaged Facts. The estimates indicate pet insurance will grow by more than 14 percent […]
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 […]
My German Shorthair Pointer Brings Me A Gift A noise in the middle of the night awakens me from a deep sleep. Simba, my first German Shorthair Pointer, is still asleep with her heard on the pillow next to me. I feel around for Gypsy, the other German Shorthair Pointer, on the bed and couldn’t […]
How to Stop Unwanted Behavior 1. Stop focusing on correcting or punishing bad behavior. Saying “No!” or squirting your dog with water might relieve your frustration but it can maintain or worsen your dog’s bad behavior. Corrections are deceiving. They momentarily suppress unwanted behavior so it seems to have worked. But if your dog does […]
Dogs Will Be Dogs – Gypsy in the morning watching sees me until she sees me peek.
GROCERY DAY! Today is my favorite day of the week, groceries day! I don’t understand why mom doesn’t get excited about groceries. She leaves the house as if she has to go shovel cow manure. I would not mind going to the grocery store every single day. It’s just so exciting, there’s always a surprise […]
Dogs are the most amazing creatures on earth. They are probably the only beings that love others more than themselves. Dogs are pure innocence. They are not capable of betrayal, jealousy, hate, meanness, or cruelty. They are loyal without expecting anything in return. A dog’s love and dedication is pure and comes without strings attached. […]