Tag Archives: dog ownership

Ball?

In celebration of one of the most beautiful, low-maintenance, velvety soft, tennis ball obsessed freaks that ever lived, please take a moment this week to grab the dirtiest tennis ball you can find, chuck it as far as you can … Continue reading

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Image of the Week: Love us some Boogie with books!

For those who may have missed previous posts featuring the work of Lili Chin, ¬†we are huge fans of Doggie Drawings and everything that Lili produces. Her most recent creation, focused on the best and brightest in the Dog Behavior … Continue reading

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Can your “protection dog” protect you from a dog bite lawsuit?

In 2007, my husband and I moved back to the Los Angeles area and into a tiny duplex on the border of Inglewood and Westchester, a stone’s throw from LAX airport. A 6-foot fence was all that separated our back … Continue reading

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Yin-Yang Unleashed: Our love for the off-leash dog

Last month I was wandering around Literati–one of Ann Arbor’s fabulous new independent bookstores–and came across Mary Oliver’s book of poems, Dog Songs. In it was a short poem titled “If You Are Holding This Book” which ends with the … Continue reading

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Dear Running Bloggers: Stick to the fartleks and shoe guides and leave the dogs to the animal experts

A couple years ago I ran across a Runners World article titled, A Breed Apart: Can your dog go the distance?, which attempted to prescribe specific breeds of dogs to runners as though they were shoe brands for underpronators with … Continue reading

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Photogenic dogs and the added benefit of a good “Stay”

Teaching a good “Stay” for your dog(s) has infinite and far-reaching benefits. ¬†Whether it’s waiting to go out the door, using good manners before accepting food or staying put incase of emergency, a dog’s ability to stay on command can … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Canines

I recently started sifting through my video footage of Peaches and Buster playing, with the hope of learning to objectively analyze their various play moves and tendencies to learn more about their interaction with one another, however unlikely the “objective” … Continue reading

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