Healthy Dogs


Wanna hear REAL sounds of a Yorkie? How many sounds can a Yorkie make? ARRRF. GRRR. WOOF. AROOOOO!  Yorkies may be small or “toy” dogs, but we sure have BIG personalities. For one, we aren’t afraid to speak our minds. Whenever I want something, I’ll let my humans know. Seriously, I’ll bark at them until I get what I want! Second, we Yorkies can hold our own; big dogs don’t intimidate us. As a confident alpha dog, I always have...

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Sniff out my favorite human food for Yorkies! WOOF! Despite what many dog owners believe, not all human or “table” food is “bad” for dogs. A plethora of tasty yet healthy human foods makes the BEST dog treats – much better than the highly processed dog food commonly found in pet supplies stores. Of course, we all know that dogs love their protein and can consume (unseasoned) lean meat and fish, but what other toothsome human...

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ARF, ARF! Should you tether or chain your dog? I’m not referring to short-term tethering (or “dog parking”) where you leave your dog outside the ice cream shop for 10-15 minutes. I’m barking about long-term tethering or chaining where dogs are consistently living outside chained or tied up to a stationary object for more than a few hours a day. If you are contemplating whether or not you should tether or chain your dog, you’ve...

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Practicing social distancing with your dog? READ ON… As of today (April 29, 2020), there have been a few reported cases of domestic dogs and cats being infected with coronavirus (COVID-19). This handful of cases appear to be human-to-animal transmission and the “infected” pets only exhibited mild symptoms, if any. So, the good news is that it appears that domestic animals are LESS susceptible to the virus than...

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WOOF! If you’re learning how to potty train your dog without a crate, your little wet nose has brought you to the RIGHT place. Hopefully, you’ve already sniffed out my previous post on 10 reasons NOT to crate your dog and are moving forward with the next step. Yep, more effective and certainly more humane potty training ways exist regardless of the age of your furry best friend. Even if you strongly support crating, you cannot deny...

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WOOF, my little Yorkie tail is wagging to present to you my latest human training tips – How to raise a PACK of Humans. Raising a pack of humans is certainly a challenge for any alpha dog (including myself), but it’s more than possible if you are strategic, determined, and patient. Oh yes, as any furry pack leader knows, patience is a MUST when dealing with humans (who just don’t always get it)! Whether you are...

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