One of my readers, Sarah, sent me this interesting story about how she gives her dogs problem solving, fun, activities, and the differences in how they deal with these situations. So here is Sarah’s story … Here’s an activity I do with our dogs to encourage their problem-solving skills. I read it in a book entitled, 101 activities for a Bored… Read more »
I came across this wonderful piece of writing by Eugene O’Neill, the well known American playwright and a Nobel prize recipient. He reportedly wrote this to comfort his wife when their beloved dog, Blemie, was in his last days: ” Last Will and Testament I, Silverdene Emblem O’Neill (familiarly known to my family, friends and acquaintances as Blemie), because the… Read more »
New studies show having a dog in a nursing home can reverse loneliness, increase residents’ self esteem, and has the added benefit of making even withdrawn people come out of their shell to chat. AAT is also now being used to help abused children and those with psychiatric disorders, where it has shown to significantly increase their coping abilities and self-efficacy.
Here is a personal (and heart rending) Dog Story by HealthierDogs.com reader, Debbie, from East Texas … The way we got my Shorty is a little unusual, and really sad. We live in the country, and there was some real low lifes, living across the street. Maybe 10 dogs and several cats, and when the man got home he threw out… Read more »
Chihuahua With Attitude Hi Brigitte: My name is Vivian and I so much enjoy getting your e-mails. I did not know that you were from Australia. I’ve always wanted to go there. My dog is a 3.5 pound Chihuahua. It is true that they are one person dogs. Also they think they are as big as the great dane they… Read more »
I was just getting ready to go out when I noticed that Kara was stumbling around and seemed a bit disoriented. Then she started dry retching inside the house – this was really unusual because she always runs outside to be sick. Nothing was coming up except some frothy white foam.
Hi Brigitte Here’s a funny story for you – although not for us at 2.30 am! Our little rescue dog Tilde has come along in leaps and bounds, she is the healthiest happiest bounciest dog I know (I’m biased of course) However, there was one thing she could not master – the doggie door! She could get in easily but… Read more »