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Help! My Dog Humps Stuffed Animals!

Help! My Dog Humps Stuffed Animals!

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Let’s talk about something embarrassing. We all know that dogs mount other dogs.  That’s natural. I want to talk about dogs who mount objects. Specifically,  dogs who mount and hump stuffed animals. Oh, what the heck, my dog is the one who does this and I would like to know why. Embarrassing Dog Behavior in Front of Guests I am going to save you the salacious photos. Somehow it doesn’t seem appropriate to capture the moment while entertaining guests. Instead,…

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My Dog is Getting Used to People

My Dog is Getting Used to People

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A funny thing happened on the way to Misha’s 8th birthday. Something I really didn’t even notice. She began to lose her fear of people. My Dog is Afraid of Strangers So, this is how Misha usually greets people… She’s terrified of strangers. When meeting someone new, she would not sniff their shoes like a normal dog. She would bark incessantly. It often took several months of regular meetings before she would let a new person pet her. Case in…

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Fireworks are No Joke for Dogs!

Fireworks are No Joke for Dogs!

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I’m not sure people realize how traumatizing fireworks are for dogs.  To a dog, those loud booms and whistles sound as if the walls are coming down around them.  Their instinct is to flee and many of them do. Sedatives Help For the dog…not you!  I gave Misha a sedative for the 4th of July.  It really helped.  But, the fireworks have gone on far beyond the holiday.  They start a week before the 4th and people are still shooting…

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Remember: The 4th of July is Scary for Our Pets

Remember: The 4th of July is Scary for Our Pets

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Fireworks terrify my dog.   My neighbors have been setting them off for a week.  I’ve been finding my dog under the bed, the desk, the dresser, behind the TV stand…anywhere she can cram her small body. It’s sad. I’ve written in the past of how I give Misha a sedative on the 4th of July to help calm her nerves.  She relaxes while World War III plays out in our neighborhood.  Without it, she runs around the house with a…

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My Little Dog is No Longer Obsessed with Eating Tan Bark

My Little Dog is No Longer Obsessed with Eating Tan Bark

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These three photos may not look like much.  A dog walking in the back yard.  But, do you notice anything?  My dog is “unleashed”. No big deal, right?  Not for a regular dog.  But, for Misha…well, this is a sign that she is finally growing up and finally gotten over one of her worst behavior problems. You see, Misha was just a little over 1 year old when our lives got stressful.  She transitioned from puppy to one year old…

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Giraffe Ears are Tasty on This Dog Toy

Giraffe Ears are Tasty on This Dog Toy

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Grandma bought Misha a new dog toy.  It’s a giraffe that is about the same size as her.  It was cute to watch her pick it up by a leg and drag it over to the living room. Once she got there, she threw it around a few times.  Then, she plopped herself down and went to work pulling the fur off the ear. She chewed it up pretty good for about 20 minutes. All that work seemed to tire…

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