Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Rottweiler (part 1)

                   The Rottweiler  (part 1)

                      (Brody and Murphy)

 Fast Facts

Country of Origin:Germany
AKC Group:Working Group
UKC Group:Guardian
Use today:Guardian, companion, cattle drover
Life Span:9 to 11 years
Color:Black with tan or rust-colored markings.
Coat:Short, straight, coarse and dense.
Grooming:Groom as needed.
Size:Medium Dog Breed
Height:22 to 27 inches at the shoulder
Weight:Proportionate to height   

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dog Pulling on Leash

Dog Pulling on Leash

Don't let your dog pull you around. Essential leash training tips to keep your dog from pulling.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

De-Stress Your Traveling Dog Holistically

All-natural remedies to calm your dog while on the road.

Does your dog turn into a whimpering pile of mush whenever you try to take it for a drive? Traveling is daunting when your best friend throws up on the upholstery, then attaches itself to your brake foot. If you approach the problem holistically, however, travel for the two of you can be downright fun. Ask yourself these questions:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pumpkin and Dogs

Discover why you can feed pumpkin to your dogs for constipation, diarrhea and to help with weight loss.

By | Posted: February 6, 2013, 10 a.m. EST

It’s a fruit! No, it’s a vegetable! It’s a … pumpkin and, believe it or not, it is good to feed to your dog. Although most people think of pumpkins as vegetables, they are really a fruit born from vine plants of the genus Cucurbita, part of the gourd family.
Pumpkins are rich in carotenoids, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, fiber, zinc, iron, vitamin A and potassium. In fact, you can tell the pumpkin is rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene, just by looking at its bright orange color.
Pumpkin is really simple to feed to your dog too. All you need is canned pumpkin. Canned pumpkin is just as packed with nutrients as fresh pumpkin, according to the Mayo Clinic website.  Canned pumpkin is a puree so it is easy to mix in your dog’s food, give it to your dog as a treat or use it as an ingredient when you make dog treats, such as these Pumpkin Paw Prints. Look at the back of the label to make sure you are getting 100-percent pumpkin and not pumpkin pie mix.
Can you feed your dog pumpkin seeds? Yes, but most recommend that you first roast them and then grind them up. Do not add salt.
You do not want to feed your dog the stem or leaves, which are covered in little, sharp hairs that will irritate your dog.
See your veterinarian if you have questions concerning dogs eating pumpkin. We never know how dogs will react to new foods, so only feed a small quantity at first to see if it causes your dog stomach upset, such as gas.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Have you been to the Putnam Lions Memorial Dog Park, located in Putnam, CT?

18 Kennedy Drive
next to the Putnam Farmers Market
Putnam, CT 06260
7am to dusk
Managed By:
Town of Putnam Parks and Recreation
Days Closed:
None, but there is a porta-potty at the Farmers Market
Park Size:
under 1 acre
Type of Park:
Other Notes: Opened June 14, 2014. This dog park has a separate small dog area, shade, and benches. Be sure to bring water and some to share. Putnam Vet is right on the other side of the road from the dog park.  The parking lot is shared with the Farmer's Market.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Goodnight Sweet Dreams

                                                        (Riley Peaches)
 Hello everyone, we enjoy posting the Goodnight Sweet Dreams photos of your puppies as much as you enjoy viewing them. We have just a few photos left and would like to invite you all to send in some more. Everyone is welcome to send in photos, whether you are a first timer or you have already sent in photos. We like to feature pups that are known to our followers, not just pulled of the web. So feel free to continue to send in photos whenever you feel like seeing your pup in the spotlight.  Please send them to

Thursday, November 6, 2014