Sit. SIT. SIT!! I said SIT DOWN this very minute!!!!!

I confess. I have done it. We are all guilty of it. Pet owners constantly say all kinds of things to their dogs; from commands, to baby talk, to full on monologues. But the thing is, no matter how soulfully they may look up at you, dogs are not born understanding English… or French, or […]

Dog Training Deconstructed

Dog Training Deconstructed by Michelle Mantor Whether you have a new puppy or a dog that has owned you for awhile, training may likely be on your mind because it is noted as one of the top concerns (along with nutrition) of pet owners. From house soiling to jumping on guests or not coming when […]

Ay, Chihuahua!

Hollywood has done it again. Beverly Hills Chihuahua was a huge box office success. That means lots of families and lots of little kids ventured out to the theater and left wanting a Chihuahua of their very own. I mean, who can resist those adorable, tiny, talking dogs? They look so great in the movie, […]

Introducing a New Cat

Adding a new cat to the family can be tricky business. Here are some tips!

Talking Birds

Talking Birds

by William Dougherty, Advertures In Birds If a talking pet appeals to you, an Amazon or African Grey might be what you’re looking for. They are some of the best talkers. They can be boisterous, clever, and very entertaining. They are very smart and will test their owners. It’s best to consider talking a bonus […]

Canine Health: Article 3 of 3

This article is #3 in a 3-part series of articles on natural canine health. Topics included diet, vaccines, and now, alternative therapies/homeopathy. The book, Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog by Wendy Volhard and Kerry Brown, D.V.M. provided the information for the article. Canine health, as in human health, has many components. In the previous […]

Canine Health: Article 2 of 3

Canine Health Series – Article 2 by Michelle Mantor This article is #2 in a series of 3 that highlight natural canine health including topics such as diet, covered in article 1; in this article, we focus on vaccines and the controversy surrounding them. Stay tuned for alternative therapies in article #3. The book, Holistic […]

Basic Cat Training

No, this is not about Kitty Boot Camp! If training your cat to sit, stay and heel is your goal, perhaps you should get a dog. This article is about training cats to use the litter box instead of the carpet and a scratching post instead of the stereo speakers. If you’re like me, you […]

Dock Dogs Make A Splash At Discovery Green Park

Dock Dogs rocked the park with their jumping, leaping and fetching.