Gaining the Trust of Your Rescue Dog

Dog is looking at a treat but not coming
Some rescues may feel untrusting, even with treats involved. Photo by Noelle Otto from Pexels

Why is my rescue acting like this?

Have you recently brought home a rescue that shies away from you, or startles very easily? Don’t you wish your new dog was more confident and trusting of you and your family members? Gaining the trust of your rescue may not be easy and will take time and patience on your part, but it can be rewarding!

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How to Stop Your Puppy From Chewing, Quickly!

Puppy laying down looking ahead in a thoughtful manner.
Does this pup have enough to do, or is he possibly bored? Photo by Hailey Moeller on Unsplash

Some adult dogs like to chew, and puppies like to chew a lot! If you are experiencing this problem, you need to know how to stop your puppy from chewing, and as quickly as possible!

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9 Fantastic Ways to Help Your Local Animal Shelter

Person petting a dog.
Local animal shelters are always in need of help, and sometimes just a friendly touch! Photo by Helena Lopes from Pexels

Have you ever thought about ways to help your local animal shelter? Not all of us can adopt a dog for various reasons. If you can, that’s great, and here are several reasons you might consider adopting.

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6 Reasons to Prepare for a New Puppy

Preparing for a new puppy should be an exciting time, and a time to make sure your new family member feels comfortable. Although there are a number of things that should be done before the arrival of your new puppy, the task does not have to be daunting!

Note that even though we are talking about puppies here, much of the information contained within applies to middle-age or even senior dogs.

This is the face of a contented, relaxed pup.
Photo by freestocks.org from Pexels
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The 5 Best Reasons to Adopt a Dog

You can change an animal’s life, and yours too!

Honey Bunches
This is Honey (short for Honey Bunches). She is our second rescue.

The decision to bring a dog into our homes shouldn’t be taken lightly.  This requires even more thought when that decision involves a rescue.  Rescues come with a history.  It’s a history that many times we will never know.  That history could shape the animal’s behavior and socialization in positive or negative  ways. 

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What is the purpose of a dog’s tail, anyway?

So, if you are anything like me, you have probably wondered, “Just what is the purpose of a dog’s tail, anyway”?  What can we learn about what our pooch is thinking by paying attention to the angle of the tail, the direction of the wag, and if the tail is rigid or relaxed.  It turns out quite a bit.  But, there is even more to a tail than that!

Max’s tail always looks like this, except when there’s thunder, and then it’s straight down!


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Meet Max!

This site is inspired by Max and all of the other dogs I have loved

Meet Max. Max is, we believe, around 2 years old. I can truly call him a “mutt” because we are not sure exactly what he is. There is surely some Chihuahua in there somewhere, but what else is in the mix is anyone’s guess. I wasn’t sure I was a small dog kind of person when I rescued Max. I have always had “medium” dogs. No one ever told me that small dogs had big dog personalities in a tiny package. Max and I hit it off from the git-go! I can be having a terrible day, and sure enough, he will do something to make me laugh.

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