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    Halloween Safety Tips

    October 24, 2017

    Halloween is a fun and festive time of year for us humans with all the costumes, candy, and Halloween movie marathons. Our four-legged family members, though, may not share the same joy and excitement for the holiday as we do. What’s fun for us can be scary for our dogs, so here are some tips…


    What are you teaching your dog?

    July 25, 2017

    Ours are the two on the left. Looking at this picture, it may surprise you that we are teaching manners around other dogs. We have been training using distance as our friend. Some of the parks and trails in Forsyth County can bring our dogs up close and personal with others pretty quickly. We prefer…


    Molly’s Diary – Week 9

    January 14, 2017

    How did this happen? Molly is already 6 months old! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind with the holidays, vet check ups, and trying to keep Molly entertained while limiting her physical exercise as her leg has been healing. Although Molly’s surgeon was satisfied that her bones had healed well and her leg was…


    Molly’s Diary – Week 8

    November 20, 2016

    Anybody interested in what Molly has been up to lately? Well you already know about her accident which resulted in a broken leg. At her check up with Dr. Rob, he took an x-ray and was concerned that Molly’s bones had started to separate. On his recommendation, we scheduled an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon…


    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…


    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…