“Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment.” ―Jeffrey Moussaieff […]
The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the primary flea that infests dogs. The dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis) is rarely the cause of infestations in North America. Both the cat and dog flea can spread the tapeworm Dipylidium caninum. Female fleas can consume up to 15 times their weight in blood and must feed before reproducing. […]
Golden Retriever Property Laws 1. If I like it, it’s mine. 2. If I saw it first, it’s mine. 3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine 4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. 5. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes […]
Wood, while not poisonous, is not highly recommended. Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers had the dubious distinction of being among the top 10 dog breeds accounting for the most calls to the Pet Poison helpline in 2011. Could it be their curiosity and love of food that got them there? We all enjoy sharing […]
Friday, June 21st is Take Your Dog to Work Day. First observed in 1999, TYDTWDay was established by Pet Sitter’s International to “celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs”. Will you be taking your dog to work on Friday?
As of January 1, 2013, the AKC Canine Good Citizen is an official AKC title! The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program was created to promote responsible pet ownership and basic obedience for dogs while rewarding dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. Often dog owners choose the CGC program as […]
Today is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! I know our Labradors appreciate dog biscuits every day! Check out the recipe for Scully’s Homemade Savory Dog Treats. They are easy to make and our dogs love them! If you want some history of the dog biscuit check out this great article.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Just like in humans, dental health is part of providing a great quality of life for our Retrievers. There are a number of ways to keep your retriever’s teeth healthy. Brushing is one great way to do it but it takes training for both the dog and the […]
February is National Responsible Pet Owners Month. What are you doing to make sure that you are a responsible dog owner? Being a responsible pet owner is the really the basis for living the Retriever Life. Giving our dogs the full and happy life they deserve is our responsibility as stewards of our dog’s welfare. […]