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Dog Dads: Parenting Skills Learned From Pets (EXPERT)

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Being a good dad is not natural. It is a learned skill and a full time occupation to raise a responsible child or pet. Is parenting hard? Imagine the time you have spent learning how to be a mentor and guide to your human children, how much time have you spent to be a goodRead more …

Kids, Chores & Pets—Who Is Responsible? (EXPERT)

Children who do chores at home do better in school.  They do better in sports and other extra-curricular activities.  The house gets fairly clean and organized and the whole family has more time to do things together.  Our goal is to teach responsiblity  but….. who is in charge of the pet? But what happens whenRead more …

6 Dog Personalities & Temperaments (EXPERT)

It is helpful to know what kind of personality your new dog will have; so that you can more easily adapt him/her to your family.There are six basic types of dog personalities. In addition to personalities all animals have temperament. Temperament is also the other factor that influences how the dog interacts and reacts with othersRead more …

Calico Cat & Connection To Cancer Survivor

This story about the animal/human connection was submitted by  Rebecca Poliquin and a Communications major at Carroll College. There is a story in the lore of my family about my aunt, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was nineteen. As a normally witty and charming girl, the absolute loneliness of her treatments sent herRead more …

Health Benefits of Pet Ownership (EXPERT)

As a Pet Grief Coach, I am constantly reminded of how important pets are in our lives. Animals have a way of opening up our hearts and cheering us up. No matter how bad of a day we’ve had, a pet can ease the stress and cheer us up. There are many great health benefitsRead more …

Golden Retriever Dogs and Children

Mar 25, 2015 | Posted by in For Children, New Pets, Stories | 0

Should You Buy a Golden? Beautiful Golden Retrievers have quickly become one of the most popular dogs in America. Although the breed was originally bred for hunting, they show such versatility that they are often used in search and rescue and as Seeing-Eye dogs.   But, in recent years, they have come to be theRead more …

Looking For A New Pet? Adopt An Older Dog

Mar 11, 2015 | Posted by in New Pets | 0
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Pets and humans are living longer now days.  In the past fifty years the life span of a dog has nearly doubled.  By the time a dog and his family celebrate his first birthday, life expectancy will reach about 14 years, depending on the breed. Older dogs are the perfect choice for someone who neverRead more …

Choosing and Caring for a New Cocker Spaniel

Feb 28, 2015 | Posted by in Cocker Spanials, New Pets | 0

Cocker Spaniels make excellent companions, but choosing and caring for a Cocker Spaniel requires a good sense of discernment, knowledge and responsibility. In this blog post we are going to share some ideas on how to choose your next best friend, the lovable Cocker Spaniel. We are assuming you are looking at the puppies beforeRead more …