Pet Loss and Grief Resources

Pet Loss and Grief Resources

Many of us share an intense love and bond with our animal companions. For us, a pet is not “just a dog or a cat,” but our pet is a beloved member of our family, bringing companionship, and joy to our lives. A pet often provides a sense of meaning or purpose to those...
Teach Kids How Dogs Think

Teach Kids How Dogs Think

This is one of 2019’s most read articles.  The author is nationally known dog trainer, and author/columnist, Kathy Santo, IACP CDT, CDTA, PDTI, CCAS. Our thanks to Kathy for sharing this article with us. You’ll find links to her media pages and her book “Kathy...
It’s OK to Get a Puppy for Christmas If …

It’s OK to Get a Puppy for Christmas If …

Our thanks to guest blogger, Annie Phenix, CPDT-KA. Annie is the founder of Phenix Dogs in Huber, UT. She is also the award-winning author of the book The Midnight Dog Walkers.  Puppies are not presents Puppies are NOT presents. Only acquire a puppy at Christmas if...
Pros and Cons of Gifting A Pet For Christmas

Pros and Cons of Gifting A Pet For Christmas

We’ll take a deep dive into this issue so that you can decide for yourself.   To get started, we thought sharing a few facts about pet ownership was the best place to begin. Here are a few facts about pet ownership in the US as reported by the ASPCA. “Currently,...
Veterans Day And Dogs For Defense – Part 1

Veterans Day And Dogs For Defense – Part 1

By Maryle Malloy for New Mexican Kennels This article is Part 1 of a 2 part series on Canine Dogs serving in the armed services. In Part 1, we cover the years immediately following WW II with the Post World War II Dog Program up through the Vietnam War. Part 2...