Monday, May 31, 2010
Not as invincible as the name suggests. This is a great toy for tug-of-war with your dog or between two dogs. But when the game is over take it away. If the dog chews on it, it will quickly be chewed through. And if your dog is as strong as our dog, then the toy will eventually break at the seam that is in the ring. But I've yet to find a tug toy that can really last very long. So this is one of the better ones. But they love playing with the rings after they've broken them, probably more than before. If they don't chew on it, it can last weeks or even months.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
"Learn what goes on inside your dog's mind and develop a positive, fulfilling relationship with your best friend."
- What your dog really needs may not be what you're giving him
- Why a dog's natural pack instincts are the key to your happy relationship
- How to relate to your dog on a canine level
- There are no "problem breeds," just problem owners
- Why every dog needs a job
- How to choose a dog who's right for you and your family
- The difference between discipline and punishment
If you are interested in purchasing his book, click here.
If you would like a subscription to the magazine Cesar's Way, click here.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Pet Travel Brochure (PDF)
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Lady and Bear Most Popular Names for Dogs
Move over "Fido," the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) today announced that "Lady" and "Bear" top the list of most popular male/female dog names in the U.S.
A survey of 2007 AKC registration statistics showed that, in addition to Lady, Belle/Bell/Bella, Princess, Mae/May, Bear, Blue, Max/Maximus/Maxwell, Rose, Daisy, and Duke round out the top ten dog names.
"Traditionally names based on a puppy’s physical appearance or personality, such as ‘Spot’ or ‘Sassy,’ have been popular with dog owners,’" said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Today we are seeing human names, such as ‘Jack’ and ‘Molly,’ and names that reflect a pet’s stature in the home, such as ‘King’ and ‘Princess,’ gain in popularity as more people consider their dog a valued member of the family."
The top male/female dog names, according to the AKC are:
|Most Popular Male Dog Names*||Most Popular Female Dog Names*|
|1. Bear|| |
The AKC offers the following rules to consider when naming your pooch:
- Names often reflect the character of your pet. Observe your dog for a few days and see if his personality suggests a name. Is he regal? Does she always want to be the center of attention? If so, how about "King" or "Star"?
- Short, sweet and easily recognizable names work best in getting your dog to be responsive. Use a name that is one or two syllables, ending with a vowel, such as "Sadie" or "Rocky."
- Don’t choose a name that is too long or difficult to say. A name such as "Sir Barks A Lot" will only confuse your dog.
- Avoid names that sound like commands. Names like "Joe" sound like "no" when called.
- Pick a name that will fit your dog regardless of his age. For example, a puppy named "Fuzzy" may not be a good fit after he grows into adulthood.
- Don’t name your dog after a friend or family member without getting their prior permission. You never know who could be offended.
- Test out the name you would like to give your dog for a day or two. Remember any name you give your dog will be a 10-to-15-year commitment for the life of the dog.
- After you chose a name for your dog make sure you use it often so he can learn it more quickly.
- Don’t raise your voice every time you call him, and try to use his name in positive, playful settings, such as when you feed him, play with him or pet him.
Additional information on caring for your dog can be found online at www.akc.org.
* The AKC’s most popular dog names represent the 157 AKC registered breeds. Information was extracted from 2007 AKC registered dog names. General words were eliminated to reflect the most common name given.AKC allows up to 36 characters in a name.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Thank you to Heike (the breeder) for all the baby pics.
Can you pick out Brodie? Me neither.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Here's something you don't see very often, Bradley running. He doesn't like fetch so much because of the long distance running. But he's liking the catch game of catch where Rob bounces it off the fence.
Bradley's favorite game is to steal the ball and play keep away. This is Rob trying to get the ball back from Bradley.
It took some work to get a picture of them together and both looking at the camera.
This is how Bradley responds to being told to "sit". He barks. He still wanted to play. I told Rob that when he said "sit", Bradley said "throw". Sit. Throw. Sit Throw. That's how that photo session went.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Murray Park, Little Rock
CARE for Animals 11th Annual Paws on the Pavement this year will include a 5K Run, 1 mile Fun Walk, and a 3 on 3 Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament!
Runners and walkers can join in the 5k and pets are welcome to participate with their owners in the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.
There will be plenty of fun and activities for both pet and owners. Click here for more details.
Online Registration is now OPEN!
Registrations are being accepted online until Thursday, May 13th at midnight, or you can register at the CARE Headquarters and store until Friday, May 14th. Registrations will also be accepted at Murray Park on Saturday, May 15th -- See you there!