DOG OWNERSHIP

Seven Things to Know About Pets and Condos

In my early 30s, I made a decision to adopt a beautiful Chocolate Lab puppy. When I grew up with a dog, my family lived in a large house with a backyard, but my current home is a condo unit. Here are seven things that every condo-living prospective dog owner should think about when deciding to bring a puppy into their home.

Designer Dogs Are Us

I was at the doggie park in Ambleside this week, enjoying the dogs, the ocean, and the owners. OK, so I'm the first to admit that I'm a tiny bit biased, but as an owner of Labrador Retrievers, I have...

Is Your Dog Ruining Your Relationship?

Some people need time to warm up to a dog, and you should allow for a bonding period. However if your date is disrespectful to your commitment to your dog, i.e., encourages you to leave him or her alone overnight "because, she'll be ok, it's just one night, or a few more hours," I think this a bad sign.