Take the Pledge to Pull No More

Take the Pledge to Pull No More

Emma and I have a confession to make: We’ve been pulling on her leash. I know! I know! The Beagle and I are such hypocrites. We preach force-free training, but then we do this. I have felt horribly guilty about it, but I didn’t know what else to do. When a deer ran by, she […]

Separation Anxiety Update– My Beagle Iz Smart

Separation Anxiety Update– My Beagle Iz Smart

Emma the Beagle Separation Anxiety Update: Things were looking bleak again for the past couple of weeks. We were back to Emma running to the mudroom, pacing, whining, and barking as soon as we pulled out of the garage. Forget 40 minute absences. She couldn’t even handle 40 seconds. Thankfully, I continue to enter the details […]

This Dog Parent Barks Back

This Dog Parent Barks Back

According to the Huffington Post, the fifth most annoying thing people without kids say to people with kids is: “I know exactly what you mean. I have a puppy.” Well. The number one most annoying thing I have read so far this year is… see above. Um, Huffington Post. Have you met Emma the Beagle? It’s […]

Enriching the lives of dogz

What goes through the minds of the millions of dogz living in shelters across the world? Are they scared? Confused? Overwhelmed? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, after attending a recent Academy webinar on ways to enrich the lives of shelter dogs. When Hubz and I hunted for a pup to join our family two […]

Emma the Blogging Beagle

Emma the Blogging Beagle

Emma the Beagle here. The Girl did that thing again where she goes in and out of the garage and then takes a really long time to come back in. I was bored, so I hijacked her MacBook to do some bloggin’. This morning, after The Boy took me outside to do my biz and then […]

Why Did That Dog Growl?

Why Did That Dog Growl?

Last week I brought Emma to the vet to get her anal glands expressed — or what Hubz and I like to call “Releasing the Kraken.” Emma was licking her nethers a lot and had scooted across the rug, all cues that she was uncomfortable and needed a helping hand (if you will). When we arrived a few […]

Separation Anxiety in Dogz

Separation Anxiety in Dogz

On Saturday, Hubz and I went to the grocery store together for the first time in nine months, while Emma the Beagle stayed home alone. This may seem insignificant to you, but to us, it was like the Nationals had just won the World Series. It’s huge. When we adopted Emma two years ago, we learned pretty quickly that she […]