9 Unique Gifts for Therapy Dog Enthusiasts

9 Unique Gifts for Therapy Dog Enthusiasts

Therapy dogs share unconditional love with everyone they meet. If you know a special therapy dog, then these gift ideas may be the perfect way to say thank you to that special pup and his/her handler.

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Book Review: 101 Dog Tricks by Kyra Sundance and Chalcy

Book Review: 101 Dog Tricks by Kyra Sundance and Chalcy

Early in 2017, Matthew, Bernie, and I took a tricks class with our Labradoodle Bernie. We missed a few classes and did not focus on practicing the dog tricks at home consistently. Since then, I’ve tried to reinforce the few tricks that we did learn together, but I haven’t added anything truly new.

Our trainer is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, so she’s shared information about the various trick dog titles offered through Kyra Sundance’s Do More With Your Dog! If you haven’t checked out her website, give it a click. The rainbow ribbons and certificates are definitely motivating!

Since we’re training Bernie to be a therapy dog, we decided to add in more tricks training. Who wouldn’t want to see a few fun tricks during a therapy dog visit? 101 Dog Tricks is a handy reference for our continuing therapy dog journey.

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15 Doodle Mom Gifts for the Doodle Mom Who Already Owns Every Cute Doodle Mom T-shirt

15 Doodle Mom Gifts for the Doodle Mom Who Already Owns Every Cute Doodle Mom T-shirt

If the Doodle Mom in your life already owns every adorable dog mom t-shirt, then these 15 unique Doodle Mom gift ideas will surely delight her. Whether you’re looking for a birthday or holiday gift, these whimsical tributes to Labradoodles and Goldendoodles will bring even more joy to her home.

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Best Dog Harness for Car Safety: It's the Sleepypod brand!

Best Dog Harness for Car Safety: It's the Sleepypod brand!

If you're looking for the safest and most versatile dog harness for traveling in the car with your best friend, Sleepypod's Clickit brand may be the answer for dogs weighing 18-90 pounds.

Last August, I purchased two Sleepypod Clickit Sport harnesses for Bernie and Lizzie, and one year later, I'm thrilled with how well they've held up and the peace of mind they give me as we drive around Tucson.

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Seven Strategies for Maintaining Good Sleep Hygiene

Seven Strategies for Maintaining Good Sleep Hygiene

For most of my life, I've been a night owl productively creating and organizing well past a reasonable bed time. However, living in Arizona with two dogs, one of whom is leash reactive, means waking up early for summer walks.

In July in Tucson, 101 is the average high with 74 as the low. Now 74 doesn't sound that bad, but if you truly want to exercise with your dog in that cooler range, then you're waking up at 4:30am because it really does take all night for the earth to cool off. And once the sun is up, you're feeling the heat by 7am.

After being the person who pulled all nighters in college, and stayed up late grading papers when I was teaching, I had to learn to be a morning person. Read more about the seven strategies that helped me.

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Humarian's Probonix Passes this Dog Mom's Picky Pants Testing

Humarian's Probonix Passes this Dog Mom's Picky Pants Testing

Anyone who knows me, knows how particular I am about, well, everything. Ensuring that Bernie and Lizzie have the healthiest life possible is important to me. After searching for the ideal probiotic for them for almost two years, I discovered Humarian's Probonix during the BlogPaws 2018 Conference.

#ad #HumarianAmbassador

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Book Review: Dog Health Care: 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy by Rachele Baker, DVM

Book Review: Dog Health Care: 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy by Rachele Baker, DVM

Meet Rachele Baker, DVM, and her Golden Retriever Savannah! Dr. Baker’s book Dog Health Care: 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy gets my recommendation as a practical and accessible guide for any pet parent who’s looking to help their best friend live a healthier life. And who doesn’t want their dog to be their healthiest self?

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Thank You for the Versatile Blogger Award

Thank You for the Versatile Blogger Award

Imagine my surprise Monday morning when I saw a mystery message from my friend Cathy Armato at Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them. She had included me in a post she had written that I should check out. Clearly, the news was good.

Cathy nominated McSquare Doodles for the peer-to-peer blogging award: The Versatile Blogger! I'm honored to be recognized by a fellow blogger, a person who knows how much time and effort goes into publishing regularly, and a person who's become one of my favorite friends I met online.

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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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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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