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  • #Doga Bonding with No Hands

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    Friday August 29th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

    Square_140_cobra_med_lowwby Carrie Boyko, CEB While working in the Cobra and Upward Facing Dog poses, you'll soon find that reaching out to bond with your dog takes a bit of creativity. Besides setting a treat jar on the corner of the mat, I make use of my voice, eye contact and smooches. Asking for a "watch me" in conjunction with your dog's name quickly gets their attention on you when your hands are busy supporting your body. I guess I started this post a bit backwards--bonding first. Now let's address the...
  • Twitter Party Coming Soon Watch #FidosFreebieFriday

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Thursday August 28th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_pby Carrie Boyko, CEB The Event Barkers team is excited to leak (no names yet!) that we'll be announcing another Twitter Party on Monday--Labor Day. If you are lucky enough to languish over a day off, don't forget to stop by and find out what's in store for you. There will be 3 prize packages you can win without attending, and 7 more to win at the party itself. Don't miss our announcement on Monday here and at DogTipper.com and ToDogWithLove.com. Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday....
  • Reviews, Giveaways, Advice: My Readers' Questions Answered

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Monday August 25th, 2014 at 09:00 AM

    Square_140_readybossby Carrie Boyko, CEB AllThingsDogBlog.com A Little Help?I often receive emails and DMs about my reviews and giveaways. Likewise about my site's advice columns. It's time to come out of the closet. I'll try to answer all the questions I've been asked, but feel free to leave comments with other curiosities. I appreciate your interest! Why I never have negative reviews: I only review products that I can recommend for at least some of my readers who fit a certain profile (long ears, big, small,...
  • Improving Your Cobra Pose with Fido's Help

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Friday August 22nd, 2014 at 09:00 PM

    by Carrie Boyko, CEB Just getting started with #doga? Cobra pose is a great way to slowly and gently move your back's flexibility along while simultaneously strengthening it. Keep our initial suggestions in mind as you work on this for just a few minutes each day. Remember that daily practice--even 2 minutes on just a few poses each--is better than 15-30 minutes once or even twice weekly. You'll make progress far faster and feel better as a result. I'm finding that the dogs' companionship is...
  • ORGANIX Winners Get Bonus Bowls

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Friday August 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    by Carrie Boyko, CEB AllThingsDogBlog.com ORGANIX and More....This latest promotion of our dogs' favorite chow has really brought out some newbies, along with our long time readers who are always a pleasure to have paying us a visit. It's been fun watching the chatter on various social media. With new bowls up for grabs along with a 25 lb. bag to each winner, you guys have really shown off your enthusiasm. Thanks and please remember that both Castor and Pollux and yours truly love to see ...
  • #FidosFreebieFriday Goes Back to School

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_pby Carrie Boyko, CEB This week the kids in our area are heading back to school. Classes have begun and the daytime play groups are now absent from the street outside my office window. I'll admit it's much more quiet for work, but the dogs miss watching the children play. Good and bad; the yin and yang of life continues. The unofficial end to Summer has arrived, even as the temperatures remain in the upper 90s. For those of us in Florida, another 6 weeks of miserable heat is yet to come. Now...
  • Dog Safety for Your Good Buddy

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Wednesday August 20th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    by Carrie Boyko, CEB Tanner's Favorite Gator ToyEach year about this time I drop everything I'm doing and write a post about gator safety. It's a passion for me to help you watch out for your dog's safety around bodies of water where gators may be present. Why? I've grown up in Central Florida where lakes are all around me. Every golf course has water hazards and even these often have a reptilian resident that could take your Beagle or bigger down for his last swim. Let's not let that happen....
  • Ask the Dog Trainer About Quelling Puppy Biting Behavior

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Monday August 18th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA Buffer courtesy Michaels Dogs Puppy Biting Hurts!Sure they're cute. But puppies bite. In fact, they can be little piranhas. And,puppy biting hurts. There is good news, though. Seriously. Most puppies do grow out of their nasty biting habit. Better still, there are things we can do to help speed up the process. So, grab a paper towel to stop the bleeding. Then check out this video for a quick course on how to keep your puppys sharp teeth off your delicate skin. If...
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