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  • Know Your Dog: Labrador Retriever

    November 3, 2016

    When our last newsletter came out, we decided to highlight the lovable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This time around, though, we thought we’d take a closer look at the Labrador Retriever. The Lab, hailing all the way from Newfoundland, belongs to the sporting group of dogs. Family-friendly, gentle, and intelligent, these dogs are very versatile….


    Dangerous Holiday Foods

    Well, folks.Thanksgiving is just around the corner. While it is a great time to watch the annual dog show on TV, hang out with family, and eat your body weight in turkey, you also need to be conscious of what your dog eats. While it is tempting to want to include your four-legged family member…


    Molly’s Diary – Adventures in Gatlinburg

    October 28, 2016

    Well, it’s been a while so I think it’s time to update you all on how Molly is doing. She has completed Puppy Start Right classes where she was introduced to a variety of sights and sounds, obstacles, people, and children’s toys, all in a positive manner. The class also included being handled and preparation…


    Molly’s Diary – Week 6

    September 26, 2016

    Molly has had a reasonably quiet week consisting of hanging out with Mitch and our grandchildren. She loves exploring and sniffing around in the back yard. She has also been practicing walking nicely on her leash. For now, we are limiting it to indoors where it’s quiet. She’s been doing great so now it’s time…


    Poisonous Fall Plants

    Fall is officially here, and I think we’re all glad that cooler weather will soon be on the way! The leaves will be changing soon and we’ll be seeing all the pretty autumn colors when the plants of fall start to bloom. As pretty as they might be, though, some of these fall plants can…


    Molly’s Diary – Week 5

    September 18, 2016

      What a busy week! Since our last entry, Molly has been hiking, paddling at the bottom of a waterfall, and visiting a pet-friendly winery in the North Georgia mountains. Molly still has one round of shots to complete so we are still being cautious where we let her explore. That being said, when Mitch…


    Molly’s Diary – Week 4

    September 10, 2016

    Wow, Molly is getting so big and her legs are so long! This week she went back to see Dr. Rob for her check-up and shots. She weighed in at 16.3 lbs. Of course she loved the attention she got from Dr. Rob and was so excited to be there that I don’t think she…


    Molly’s Diary – week 3

    September 3, 2016

    Molly is doing really well. We have had opportunities this week to use the behaviors she already knows as well as get her out and about to be exposed to new situations, people, and places. Molly knows from our cues when it’s time to go into her crate; as I prepare her food for her…


    Molly’s Diary – week 2

    August 27, 2016

    So Molly is getting more playful and inquisitive now, and she looks for every opportunity to explore.  Remembering that she explores with her mouth, we are conscious of having appropriate things available for her to chew on to divert her from the things we would rather she didn’t. We are still practicing the “down” and…


    Molly’s Diary – week 1

    August 21, 2016

    Let the fun begin! Now that Mitch is two years old, we decided it would be a good time to add a new puppy to our family. Her name is Molly; she is a very cute 9-week-old black Lab. She is very sweet and after a supervised introduction at our home, we are happy to see…