Preparing for the Fourth of July

Free Infographic!

It’s that time of year!  The Fourth of July. Celebrating America’s Independence. Picnics. Hotdogs. Parades. Fireworks. Lost dogs.  Whoa…what? Yes…lost dogs.  The celebrations surrounding the Fourth of July create the perfect storm that can lead to lost dogs. Keep your dog safe this holiday by considering a few of these tips. Download your own copy of the poster and share it with others too!

4th of July


Feeling Guilty About Leaving Your Dog Alone?

Tips for busy pet parents

No time for your dog? That’s a common theme I hear. You might have your hands full with your job, volunteering, keeping up the house, managing the children, running countless errands, not to mention the never ending onslaught of emails, messages, and texts that require your attention. Now you are feeling guilty because you don’t spend enough time with your dog. Here are some of my favorite tips to combat the guilt when your life takes you away from your dog.

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Dog Bite Prevention: Never Saw it Coming

Recently I shared a free infographic with you regarding Stop the 77, and keeping both kids and dogs safe.  Today I want to pass on a quick video (also from The Family Dog), and a disclaimer:  have the kleenex handy! Here, you will see the other side of the story, the side that is rarely spoken of but is vital to every family and every dog.  Check out for more resources.  Keep everyone safe and help prevent dog bites!


Dog Bite Prevention: Stop the 77

Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 17-23, 2015.  Did you know that 77% of dog bites come from the family dog or a friend’s dog?  It’s time to “Get Smart, Listen Up and Speak Out” and a great way to start is with this free infographic from The Family Dog.


Be sure to visit Stop the 77 for even more information!

STOP THE 77 poster copy

6 Questions about Your Dog’s Training Class (and the one important question that rarely gets asked)

I’ve been teaching dog training for over two decades now. I’ve worked with clients both individually and in groups and focus primarily on family pet training (household manners and having a good pet). Here are the most common questions I get about starting a dog training class…along with the one important question that rarely gets asked.

Hands holding a Questions and Answers ison on white background.