We've all been there: it's Monday morning, you've just gotten off of work, you're walking your dog and are counting down the minutes until it's time to go home. You love your pooch - you would do anything for them - but you're just so bored walking the same route seeing the same things every day!
This is completely natural and almost everyone who has a dog for long enough will experience this feeling at some point. We've put together a list of some interesting twists you can use to add some variety to your daily walk and hopefully help you keep your sanity!
Recently our dogs have started making the most heart-wrenching yips and wails as we are leaving the house for work. It's almost as if you can hear their souls shattering into a thousand tiny pieces as they are "abandoned", yet again, by their cruel masters.
Oftentimes I wish I could assure them that everything is going to be alright and that I will be back soon.
You may occasionally feel frustrated that you are not able to fully meet your dog's needs because you feel you lack the ability to accurately read their body language.
If you want to have a better understanding of what they are telling you (and they are always telling you something!), then read on!
When we got our two Australian Cattle Dogs it was a learning experience. We'd owned dogs in the past but none with so much energy.
They were brother and sister and they had a tendency to form a defensive pack when walked together which made socialization difficult. Our first forays into the dog park were not what we expected - we made our fair share of faux pas that could have been avoided had we known what we know now.
We ultimately overcame these difficulties and have decided to outline what we've learned about dog park etiquette along the way. As we come across more useful tips we'll add them to this post.
It's important to remember that, as with any social setting, many of these points are situation-specific and ultimately discretion is left to the owner as to how to react. With that out of the way, let's get started!