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The Dog Days of Summer: Back to School Separation Part I

September 04, 2014

Super Smiley here! We dogs love our people and our routines! It’s part of our make up — of who we are. You know how we look at you exactly when it’s time for dinner. Or when we wake you up just before that buzzy goes off in the morning. Well, what happens to us when our routine all changes … in one day?? Like when…  

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Pet Disaster Preparedness: Part I

September 01, 2014

Super Smiley here! I’m writing first because I’ve experienced three fire evacuations with my family of horses, cats, two humans and my German Shepherd girlfriend, Angel! We live in Malibu, and one year during “fire season,” we evacuated two times! Even though it was stressful, we knew what to do and the plan worked! This is what my home looked like — so scary! I’m also…  

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10 Easy Ways to Spoil Your Dog!

August 07, 2014

Super Smiley here! I’m going first on this one because this Sunday, Aug. 10, is National Spoil Your Dog Day!!!! 1. I love massages! And, like people, we dogs have relaxation trigger points that can help us relax! Try massaging with the tips of your fingers in slow circular motions just behind your dog’s ears. Then move the massage to the top of the neck just…  

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The How-tos of Owning a Therapy Pet

May 05, 2014

Lately I have been getting contacted by more people interested in taking a dog to work with them. This has included everyone from therapists to teachers to senior facility employees. My best friend has been taking her dogs to work with her for years. But she owns her own business and does not expect her dogs to be “working” when they are there. She takes…  

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