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Fun Facts: The English Setter

by Melissa R. on February 19, 2014

Enjoy some fun facts about the English Setter breed. My family has had some English Setters in the family and they were amazingly lovable dogs.


Wow. I never would have imagined how much TIME having a puppy would mean. I tried hard to visualize what all went on with having a puppy before getting one, but I don’t think you can fully grasp the situation until you are actually there.


Overview: Dog Training Collars

by Melissa R. on December 27, 2013

I’ve tried all sorts of training collars, with success and failures. So I though I would share my experiences.

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These are a few of Emme’s favorite things. Perhaps they will give you a little inspiration for your own pet this holiday!


The holidays are just around the corner – dinners, parties, guests, presents, lights and much more. Does your pet have any problems during these busy times? What do you do to help them through it?


National Pet Diabetes Month

by Melissa R. on November 13, 2013

Personally, I do not know a lot about pet diabetes, so I thought I’d do some research, and share what I learned with you! Perhaps we can all learn a thing or two and become more aware of pet diabetes.


THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING. WINNERS WILL BE EMAILED. So who would like a new Current USA FRESHWATER Flexible LED Strip Light? We’ve got FIVE to giveaway! 3 – Freshwater 44″ Satellite LED + T-Shirt 2 – Freshwater 44″ Satellite + LED + T-Shirt How do you win one of these? It’s […]

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I have never had a puppy until this year, and I have been trying to do everything by the book. So crate training was a must for us. We had our trials with this: sleepless nights with crying puppy, chases around the house trying to get her to go in her crate – actually physically putting her in it… All kinds of things. But… in the end, it all paid off. Now, 9 months later, we have a properly crate trained dog and it is a WONDER.


THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. So who would like a new Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED+ Fixture? We’ve got FIVE to giveaway! 3 – Satellite LED Plus Fixtures (36″-48″) + T-Shirt 2 – Satellite LED Plus Fixture (48″-60″) + T-Shirt How do you win one of these? It’s simple! Comment below with the reason you should […]

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Melissa was in need of a gate to keep her puppy out of the cats’ area, but also allow the cats the freedom to roam the house. Learn about her experience with the Versa Gate by Cardinal.


Puppy Update: 10 Months Old

by Melissa R. on October 4, 2013

Our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy, Emme, is now over 10 months old. I can’t believe how fast time has gone. My last update was at 6 months old so we have a lot to cover.


My young pup is a bit of a puller on the leash! While we are doing our best to train a loose leash for walks, when I started her at obedience classes, our trainer suggested a head halter. She suggested it might help my puppy focus her attention on ME, instead of all the other dogs around. It would also help with the pulling, and in general not paying attention to me. A head halter worked PERFECT for us!

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Puppy Learns to Swim

by Melissa R. on August 2, 2013

We got our puppy when she was 8 weeks old, right at the beginning of January. So by the time the ice melted off the lake and things warmed up, our pup was already almost 6 months old. Until the ice melted off the lake, she thought it was meant for walking on! Once it […]

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