Sunday, December 25, 2011
Lucky Mutt has been so busy running around town with dogs that Christmas almost slipped by! I'm so grateful, though, for all the support from my clients, family and friends, and, of course, the dogs. Lucky Mutt, Broccoli, and Einstein all hope that you have had a seriously great Christmas!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Oh my goodness, this article warmed my heart! While college is not always the best time for everyone to have a dog (although there are TONS of great college student/dog owners out there!), students can really benefit from even a little canine loving. Another great way to relieve some stress and get some doggie fun in while doing something wonderful for your community? Volunteer at your local shelter! It only takes an hour or so out of your day, and both you and the dogs there will feel much better!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Contrary to popular belief, the winter can be a great time to get your dogs plenty of exercise. While it is important to consider your pup's physical condition (such as their size, endurance, and so forth), there are tons of great activities for them when the weather gets chilly. Hiking, running, and longer walks are easier now that the summer heat, which keeps many dogs indoors, is a thing of the past. I like to be creative, though! Does your dog like to play fetch? Snowballs make an interesting new tennis ball for them (just make sure it's only snow--no rocks or sticks in it)! Does he or she have a nose like Sherlock Holmes? Winter offers lots of great opportunities to practice tracking, a kind of hide-and-seek that provides both a physical and mental workout.
What if the weather outside is truly frightful? There are also lots of great indoor activities that help your dog shake off cabin fever: agility, stairs, brain teaser toys, and obedience lessons are all great options! The Manhattan area is especially lucky to have great trainers and facilities such at Mutt School and Emerald City Canine Agility available!
And don't forget! The Lucky Mutt mobile makes it out and around town in all but the very worst weather!