Category Archives: dog blog

Bow Wow Bill Talks Coaching

Dog Coach Magazine, “The Magazine For Irrationally Exuberant Dog Lovers.” Continue reading

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Dog Tipper Talks Barkonomics

Today’s four-question interview is with Paris Permenter of Dog Tipper. We had been emailing back and forth since the inception of Happy Tails Books, but we finally got to meet in person at the BlogPaws conference. I was excited to … Continue reading

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Children’s Toys Are NOT Dog Toys!

I was just sent an alert by a Dachshund rescue friend regarding a dog who died after eating a stuffed animal. Please take note of this newsletter article, it could save your dog’s life: Last night at agility class, a … Continue reading

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Dogs: The Great Friend-makers

I was standing on my dad’s front lawn the other day, tossing some balls for my foster dog and chatting with a neighbor, when a guy walked up with a dog we recognized. This guy, however, wasn’t the dog’s parent. … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t It Be Fun?

Upon more carefully considering what would draw people in, I started thinking about my history as a pet owner, and I realized that I was guilty of the same irresponsible practices for which I’m always admonishing others. As a teen, I bought all sorts of exotic animals at pet shops (an iguana, a chinchilla, etc.) and then when the honeymoon wore off, I dumped them on my mom. How terrible! Not only that I bought animals at a pet shop, animals that shouldn’t be pets to begin with, but then I abandoned them. This is exactly what others have done to the dogs I foster now. How ignorant I was! Continue reading

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Always Learning

My goal is to deliver a memorable performance at high schools, colleges, churches, etc. across the country. Ultimately I expect the performance to inspire some to use their own special talents to assist with animal advocacy efforts (or whatever other causes they are passionate about). People should leave the performance also understanding the connection between puppy mills and pet/internet shops that sell animals, the difference between a reputable breeder and a puppy mill, and the important role shelters and private rescues play in helping our furry friends. Continue reading

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Pet News and Views

I recently interviewed Michele C. Hollow, an animal advocate who write a blog entitled “Pet News and Views.” Her blog includes great articles about all sorts of animals, like how to help cats to get along, and information about what … Continue reading

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Cornelia Jones, the Canine Crusader

Cornelia Jones, the “Canine Crusader,” has been a rescue advocate for years. She posts two blogs, “Rescue of a Stray Dog” about rescuing Darlin’, a stray dog, and “Dog Blog for Five Dogs” about the dogs in her family. Today … Continue reading

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