Monthly Archives: December 2006

Dog helps save his human

If you need a heart-warming story, here’s one for you.  This shepard/golden mix was running with his owner when she fell, bounced off three 10-20 foot drops, and broke her hip.  He slept with her the first night helping to…

Flying with your dog

Are you planning a trip with your dog that involves airplanes?  You’ll need to plan ahead. First, make sure your dog can fly with you: Some airlines will not allow your dog to fly in the summer.  We had to…

Cheap, warm dog sweaters

Looking for a warm sweater for your dog?  After checking out several pet stores where all the sweaters were made out of thin cotton, I went to our local thrift store and bought a kid's wool sweater. Getting it on…

Humans Can Track a Scent Like Dogs Can

Ever wondered how a dog can follow a scent that is invisible to humans?  Well, put your nose to the ground and you just might be able to follow it to.  These undergraduate researches discovered that they could – although…

Lifting a leg to urinate

This writer wants to know how to teach their male dog how to lift their leg to pee. I do think it’s possible to teach a male dog to lift their leg or to not lift their leg.  It is…

Dogs and Babies

A friend of mine’s granddaughter was just bitten by the family’s chocolate lab.¬† The baby was trying to grab her toy back from the dog. While I think this picture is adorable, I don’t think Chase is sharing a pillow…

Dog Years: How old is your dog?

I learned something today about how to figure a dog’s age from All The Best Dog Stuff: The old rule — multiplying a dog’s age by 7 to find the equivalent human age — is fallacious. A dog is able…

Why do dogs eat grass?

Why do dogs eat grass?  While there’s a lot of theories, I think the basic answer is "because they like it."  Our dogs will eat not only grass but also wood and rawhide and anything else edible that happens to…

Do you buy your dog a Christmas present?

Are you looking to get your dog or your friend’s dog a Christmas present?  If you are buying a present for another person’s dog, especially someone who just got a dog, there’s a lot of things that person might need…