Michael Vick dogs teach dog owners a lesson

Michael Vick dogs teach dog owners a lesson

For anyone needing a glimmer of hope or words of inspiration that would give some kind of sign that says, “Yes, you can fix your dog problem!”  look no further than the Parade Magazine in Sunday’s Houston Chronicle. I’m talking about the story of the Rescue and...

Choosing Your Family Dog

Thinking about getting a new dog or puppy? Generally it’s better to plan an adoption from a shelter or the purchase of a pure bred dog. But, you never know when you will happen upon a stray that tugs on your heart strings. I was surprised once. I said I would never...
Journey To A House Trained Dog (Part 2)

Journey To A House Trained Dog (Part 2)

By: Michelle Mantor May 2007 In the April issue, I bared my shame to the world that Sake, my 3 lb. Yorkie mix, is not completely house trained by the age of two (a lot of readers admit they share the same fate). If you happened to miss the first article in this...
Journey To A House Trained Dog (Part 1)

Journey To A House Trained Dog (Part 1)

By: Michelle Mantor April 2007 Recently, house soiling from my Maltese/Yorkie mix, otherwise known as the 3lb Wonder (her real name is Sake), has risen in importance in my household. One year ago, when she was just a year old, she was given a “pass” because she was...
Getting fit with Fido

Getting fit with Fido

Every January 1st most of us make New Year’s Resolutions of getting fit and being better people.  And, by January 31st most of us have forgotten those New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately many of us just don’t take very good care of ourselves. But...