How do you prepare your dog for natural disasters and evacuations? September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and it’s important to make sure every member of the household is prepared for natural disasters including t
Woe is the dog who has had surgery and put on life restriction. How do you deal with a dog on restricted exercise and recovering from surgery? After his dental cleaning and eight(!) extractions, Mr.
Training the dog is sometimes the easiest part. But how do you train the humans to appropriately train and interact with your dog? Much like you train your dog. With positive reinforcement, management and redirection.
One time I came home to discover Mr. N all tangled in a reusable shopping bag with the straps looped around his neck. He was so excited to see me he didn’t care but I
After working in the human fashion industry, designer Rosemary Hopper is now using her fashion expertise to create custom dog fashion. A master tailor and former professor of fashion design, she is the designer and
Summer comes with its own set of canine perils for but with good training and summer safety training tips for dogs, most of the hazards can be avoided. Leave It Tis the season for peo
When Mr. N had acute pancreatitis a few years ago, I thought our life was never going to be the same. We do a lot of training and other activities and I rely heavily on
The arrival of spring means watching flowers bloom, the arrival of (slightly) more sun in Portland, and longer walks during the daylight hours. Mr. N particularly enjoys celebrating spring by rolling in the fresh grass. This
Do you take your dog’s word for it? If they say they’re hungry or tired or really have to go out, do you believe them? Is your dog a liar or honest? Mr. N is
Does your dog need help relaxing? Are they always on the go? Are they struggling with overarousal issues or separation anxiety? Mat work is the answer to teaching dogs to be calm. Our veterinary behaviorist