Queen of the Mountain!

Queen of the Mountain!

Monday afternoon, the Doodles and I headed over to Brandi Fenton Park for a short walk and a long dog park visit.

To change up the pace, we went into the large dog park where Lizzie immediately discovered the concrete tunnel. Within minutes she was running over the hill and following her brother through the tunnel.

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How to Register Your Dog for AKC Canine Partners

How to Register Your Dog for AKC Canine Partners

The American Kennel Club is not just for purebreds. Their Canine Partners program allows any mixed-breed dog to join the AKC to compete for titles in Agility, Obedience, Rally, and Tracking and Coursing Ability.

If you're not sure how to register your dog online for AKC Canine Partners, follow these ten step-by-step instructions to success.

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Lizzie Comes Out of her Shell at La Encantada

Lizzie Comes Out of her Shell at La Encantada

Lizzie and I spent special one-on-one socialization time together at LaEncantada Shopping Center walking around, sniffing, meeting people, and even practicing a few down-stays.

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Documentary Review: Through a Dog's Eyes

Documentary Review: Through a Dog's Eyes

On another Saturday documentary night, the pups and I found a tissue-worthy 56-minute PBS documentary called Through a Dog's Eyes on Amazon Prime.

If you can get past the Milk Bone sponsorship, this program narrated by Neil Patrick Harris follows several families from November 2009 as they go through the process of bonding with their service dog provided by Canine Assistants.

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Bernie Smiling During His First Off-Leash Hike

Bernie Smiling During His First Off-Leash Hike

Sunday morning Bernie and I headed out to Oro Valley to meet up with the Blaker family for a Ruff House Pack Hike they had organized for clients.

As we walked toward the off-the-radar trail head, all of the dogs were on leash and getting to know one another. Bernie was in heaven with all of the new sniffs.

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Lizzie Steps Up in the World

Lizzie Steps Up in the World

Lizzie learns to use her new pet stairs while Bernie contemplates the consequences of her all-access pass to the bed.

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Exploring Playful Fitness Solutions for Healthier Dogs

Exploring Playful Fitness Solutions for Healthier Dogs

Bernie and I spent an engaging morning at Tucson's A Loyal Companion: Canine Swim & Recreation Center learning how to burn off the calories from yummy gourmet dog cookies. During the open house event, we learned more about canine fitness and the options available to us through this local facility.

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Reflecting & Rallying! Celebrating the Pet Blogger Circle

Reflecting & Rallying! Celebrating the Pet Blogger Circle

Welcome to GoPetFriendly.com's annual Pet Blogger Challenge!

On January 6th, 7th, and 8th, pet bloggers submit their answers to the ten questions. We reflect on goals from 2017, share ideas, build community, and support one another as we set goals for 2018.

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