Winter Dog Care Tips

  Oh no, it snowed on Martin Luther King Day! Could it be the beginning of another Monday snowstorm pattern? This time last year, Boston was about to begin the most difficult winter on record. Perhaps all the snow and your aching back is what you remember most about...

What To Do With Your Dog This 4th of July?

The first need-to-know detail about the 4th of July holiday? Dogs go missing more often during this holiday than any other time of year.  With good reason I might add! When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. In a dog’s mind, the whole world has suddenly...

Is Your Dog Afraid of Thunderstorms?

It’s easy to see when a dog has ‘issues’ with thunderstorms. It’s not so easy to help them before, during and after. Many dogs have become so sensitized to thunderstorms that they won’t go outside hours before to days after a storm. While there is a range of behavior...

Summer Safety With Dogs

Spending more time outdoors increases the potential for injuries and accidents for all of us, including our dogs. Many first aid principles are the same for dogs as for humans but, not all. Having a pet first aid kit handy is essential but worthless if you don’t know...

Is it really too much to ask for permission first?

It’s fitting that I had the experience I had today while walking with Hawk in Coolidge Corner. Since she came to me at 5 months of age last August, I have posted many photos and entire albums of Hawk’s Socialization Adventures on my Facebook page. Next week, May...