• School is OUT and vacation is IN!

    June 10, 2013

    Here in NC school is out for summer!  That means the kids are home and there are changes in our daily schedules.  Normal quiet days for our dogs are now going to be filled with more activity.  Friends coming over and changes in general will be a transition for all as we ease into our […]

  • No more “Ruff” housing! A vision, a dream and in time reality!

    May 29, 2013

    Our FPPE team has so many big hearted and passionate dog professionals.  I love when a subject moves them to take action and reach out!  Here is a great share from  Kym Iffert (IL presenter for FPPE) The Midwest was recently hit by terrible storms.  Wind took out trees and power lines, heavy rain […]

  • Great info!

    May 23, 2013

    Great information by AVMA

  • BE A TREE! Don’t FLEE!

    May 20, 2013

    Dog Bite Prevention week is here! Let’s all get more informed about safety and dogs in our homes and communities! Ever go into a home with a really happy enthusiastic greeter?  A dog that just wants to LOVE you all over and with full body contact?  If so then YOU will benefit from this article!  […]

  • Spring time Strolls

    May 15, 2013

    Going for a stroll with your pup and baby can be a great way to relax and get some much needed fresh air and exercise.  Before you head out here are some tips to help make your trip a success! 1.  Waist leash systems work well for stroller walks.  They keep the dog close to […]

  • Patience and Practice!

    May 13, 2013

    Handling your dog for basic care and grooming is essential.  Here our Shiloh Shepherd Oliver is getting some grooming on his ears.  He is enjoying licking peanut butter off my hand.  Short breaks and short sessions are ideal for your dog to become comfortable with this type of handling.   Although Oliver did well this was […]

  • The perfect fit! Happy ending!

    April 19, 2013

    My previous post was about the heartache our family faced when experiencing the wrong fit for our family.  This podcast shares how we found the right fit for our family.  It is my hope that by sharing this experience with you that anyone going through this knows they are not alone and sometimes….it is best […]

  • Not the right fit….now what?

    April 18, 2013

    There are times that we get a puppy or dog that we love but they just are not going to be successful in our home.  I personally experienced this and have been a bit quiet about it until now due to our heartache over it.  Listen to this podcast as I share about our personal […]

  • A Success Story!

    April 17, 2013

    There is nothing more gratifying than being able to offer tips and relief to a family with a dog and baby. Often new parents feel unsure of their dog’s behavior and sometimes a second opinion and some simple tips can make a HUGE difference in the comfort level for all.  Over the last 13 years […]

  • Easter fun and games for kid & dogs!

    March 28, 2013

    If you are anticipating the Easter bunny or (EB) as we call him…then you may enjoy this fun game for your dogs too.  We have plastic eggs that we have used over and over for years that are the doggie eggs.  The kids fill them with kibble and treats and then we hide them.  Here […]

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