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Dog Health: Wet Noses!

What the Nose Knows... A common checkpoint of dog and puppy health is the nose. The rule is a thumb – er.. nose – is a cool wet nosed dog is a happy healthy dog. And that is actually a pretty good rule. But does that mean that if your furry bud has a warmer dry nose that he is sick? Not necessarily. Let's break down this nose business a little bit. First of all, a big part of the wet nose is simply that dogs love to lick. The happier and healthier a dog is, the more he flops that tongue around to any place that will have it – THEIR face, YOUR face, THEIR feet, YOUR arms – and so on. Read More

Squeaky Dog Toys – Always Supervise

I am a big fan of animal behavior. Not only is it entertaining to observe, but the animal nature aspect is fascinating to me. Well! I learned something new about dog behavior and nature and I have to share it. It's about squeaky toys. Most dogs like playing with squeaky toys. They're interactive and engaging. I bite then you squeak. Then I bite again and you squeak again. Fun stuff for sure! But have you ever had, or known of, a dog who went absolutely bananas when in the presence of a squeaky toy? I know of a Schnauzer who was so well mannered and dignified but when he got hold of a squeaky toy he turned into a wild animal. Why do you think that might be? Read More