Archive for June, 2012

Bad Things to Eat, Part 1

June 27, 2012

Everyone knows that chocolate is bad for dogs. But there are a lot of things out there that you might not know about, that are much more deadly. One of these is a plant called the Sago Palm. Sago palms, or Cycads, are a very popular ornamental plant. They are EXTREMELY prevalent in Texas–you will […]

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Weekend Fun

June 26, 2012

So, I had a rare weekend of no work, AND no agility trials. So I decided to go to the beach with some friends, and of course, the dogs. Trip and Ticket came along, even though neither one of them has been a fan of water in the past. In fact, the last time Trip […]

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Summer Troubles

June 21, 2012

Besides the increased risk for heat stroke, summer also brings a couple of other potential sources of stress for our dogs.  In many parts of the country, summertime thunderstorms are a daily occurrence.  And July 4th means fireworks. Herding breeds are overrepresented as being sensitive to sound, so it’s a problem that affects many agility […]

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