Ten ways to prepare for you first dog-friendly road trip

Planning a family road trip with the dog can be tons of fun! There’s no worrying about finding a good kennel and hauling your pup over there to stay while you’re vacationing. With a little advanced preparation, you can have an enjoyable vacation for the whole family, pooch included. I don’t know about your dog,Continue reading “Ten ways to prepare for you first dog-friendly road trip”

The One Where Dart Went Swimming

It’s finally happened. My dog discovered there is a large body of water in our back yard. After weeks of ignoring our hot tub, and being especially afraid of the cover (it’s big and noisy), Dart realized he just HAD to go for a swim. Does anyone else’s dog have trouble turning off that doggie-paddlingContinue reading “The One Where Dart Went Swimming”

How to get organized for winter dog walks

BRRRR! We are getting down to the 30-50℉ weather and getting out for walks is tough! What can I say, we’re both weenies after moving from Indiana and acclimating to the Las Vegas desert heat. Taking Dart out in the winter involves a lot more preparation and gear, so this is how we stay organizedContinue reading “How to get organized for winter dog walks”

Five varieties of holiday gifts for your dog

It’s time to start holiday shopping for the favorite dogs in your life! Need a little inspiration? Here are five different styles of gift that will enrich your dog’s senses and help him have even more fun with you this holiday season. Edible treats These are one of Dart’s favorite, and the easiest to buy!Continue reading “Five varieties of holiday gifts for your dog”

Entertain your dog on a budget: Seven ways to play with your pup without buying new dog toys

Get creative with seven new ways to entertain your dog on a budget. Save your hard-earned money and reuse things you already have in your home to invent new ways to play with your canine friend.

The nose knows

This week I cheated on Dart. Twice. Say hello to the newest volunteer at Spirit Therapies! After a years-long hiatus, I am back to volunteering my time with a local hippotherapy program. It sounds a little ridiculous, but in this case “hippo” actually means “horse.” My occupational therapist heart is so happy that I getContinue reading “The nose knows”