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  • Giving Thanks For All That Nourshes Your Soul

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Thursday November 27th, 2014 at 08:00 AM

    Square_140_cornucopia.lawrence_op.flickr.jpgby Carrie Boyko, CEB courtesy Lawrence OP via Flickr.com The Cornucopia or Horn of PlentyThanksgiving is not only about food, despite what the advertisers would have you believe. For me, giving thanks for a bountiful life is more than the food on my table; I need more than food to complete me. Family, travel, good health, physical activity and the love of others are all a part of the complex nature of a healthy person. My dogs, our doga practice, a healthy diet, and a thriving family life...
  • #FidosFreebieFriday Gives Thanks

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Thursday November 27th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_pby Carrie Boyko, CEB As this post opens on Thanksgiving Day, I hope you are enjoying some time with family, friends, and your pets. Family bonding simply should not be left to the tag ends of our days, so this day that devotes itself to our loved ones is especially important. Cherish it! Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list below theircurrently opengiveaways, freebies, and prizes for pets and pet lovers so that readers may visit and explore items to...
  • How Much Food Does Your Dog Need?

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Monday November 24th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    by Carrie Boyko, CEB AllThingsDogBlog.comRecently I had the opportunity to learn a bit about the recommended amount of food that is listed on all dog food bags. This is a topic I had never heard much about, and one that seems cut and dried. Surprisingly, its not! Pet food manufacturers list on their bags an average amount of food required for dogs of several weight ranges. Its important for you to know that these amounts are only a starting point for you to experiment with. To determine what...
  • Adapting Your Knees-to-Chest Doga

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Friday November 21st, 2014 at 09:00 PM

    Square_140_knees_to_chest_completewby Carrie Boyko, CEB Finally we're cooling down with the Knees to Chest pose, while still making sure we don't overdo. It's always good to view the short video instruction at the link, to assure that you follow Jess's simple tips for each pose. Links to all theDoga videos may be found here. Whether you're able to bring your knees toward your chest at all, or can place them atop your chest, either is right as long as you're feeling good while you do it. This gentle stretch should awaken and...
  • Barkworld Swag Bag Goes Home

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Friday November 21st, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Square_140_photo__2_by Carrie Boyko, CEB Oliver is Off Duty Now With Prize Awarded Since I returned home from the recent social media conference, the entries have been flying to win this bag full of goodies from Barkworld.This bag of sponsor items includes 2 tote bags, pet food samples, a pet food scoop and bag clip, a flying disc for dog park fun, a children's storybook by best-selling author Dean Koontz, and 2 bags of top name dog treats that are US-made. I've relieved Oliver of his job and I'm ready to ship....
  • #FidosFreebieFriday Decks the Halls

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Thursday November 20th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_pby Carrie Boyko, CEB With our whole immediate family joining us for Thanksgiving, there is much to give thanks for this year. I'm all abuzz with preparations here, cleaning, cooking, shopping, and squeezing some yoga in with Tanner and Oliver--aka #doga. This practice was begun about this time last year, and has now grown to be a healthy part of my routine. Although my practice is still broken into short bursts each day, I'm finding it helps me in so many ways, not the least of which is my...
  • Ask the Doga Instructor: Part 1

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Monday November 17th, 2014 at 08:00 AM

    An interview with Jess, our Doga Instructor Jess and Nikki B. Play PeekabooToday I'd like to give you, my readers, a chance to get to know Jess a little bit better. Jess is our doga instructor, having worked with me to provide a basic yoga series that we can practice while bonding with our dogs. Today is the first of several of these questions I have asked Jess to elaborate on. We invite you to ask your questions in the comments section. Thanks for joining in. Now let's get started with my...
  • Balancing Your Doga Practice

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Friday November 14th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

    Square_140_lunge_high_blockswby Carrie Boyko, CEB Doga practice can definitely be modified to be more therapeutic for your dog or for yourself. Each of us puts our own slant on our doga practice, whether choosing to place emphasis on our own or our dog's health, or both. Either way you roll, make sure you always remember the bonding. Recently I had the opportunity to try a K9 Fit Club workout while at Barkworld Expo. This experience reminded me of how much fun I used to have enjoying agility training with Tanner and...