Socializing during the Downtown Lecture Series Simulcast at The Core at La Encantada

Socializing during the Downtown Lecture Series Simulcast at The Core at La Encantada

For the past three weeks, Lizzie and I have been attending the simulcast of the Downtown Lecture Series at The Core Health and Wellness at LaEncantada.

The lecture series is hosted by the University of Arizona's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. For their fifth year, they chose the theme Truth and Trust in the Global Scene.

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Sweating for the Pets to Support the Humane Society of Southern Arizona

 Sweating for the Pets to Support the Humane Society of Southern Arizona

On Sunday, October 22, the McSquare Doodles walked the University of Arizona's Mall to support the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in their Sweat for Pets: Walk, Run & Roll. This 3K event included 800 human walkers and runners, and 400 dogs raising $47,765.

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Who's got a favorite dog toy?

Who's got a favorite dog toy?

Bernie and Lizzie each have a favorite plushie. Neither will go to bed without Marvin Moose or Jenny Giraffe.

Knowing how devoted our pups are to these toys, I thought I'd ask other dog lovers if their pups had any special connections with certain toys. The answers I received are as diverse as the dogs!

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Practicing Loose-Leash Walking and Other Skills in Home Depot

Practicing Loose-Leash Walking and Other Skills in Home Depot

One of my training goals this fall is to visit different places with each dog separately. Give them each some special time with me and work on their socialization, basic commands, and loose-leash walking.

Sunday morning Bernie and I ventured over to the Home Depot. At first he was super distracted by the smells.

He wanted to sniff every cabinet and all of the lumber. I should have known. We joke about Bernie being a Sierra Club Member with all the sniffing and twig chewing he does. Even when I put him in his first sit-stay for some practice, he was not focused on me at all. He kept looking around and sniffing the air.

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