We have three dogs all ranging in different sizes. Small, medium and large. Here they are pictured together begging for their dinner!
I served them steak tonight. Their meal menu varies everyday. They get a well balanced diet through some good old home cooking, made with lots of love. I really do just love our dogs from the bottom of my heart, not only do I hold a very special place in my heart…..I consider them my family that I got to choose each through completely different circumstances. Do you cook for your dogs? We will be doing a recipe series coming up in the next week. I will be covering everything I feed our dogs for one entire week & showing you my food preparations for the days that I wouldn’t have the time to prepare and or cook a meal for my dogs due to my schedule. We can’t trust the dog food sold on the shelves no matter what brand or how pricey it is. Many dog owners/handlers think they simply can’t or just don’t have the time to invest in preparing fresh healthy meals for your dogs when in reality it’s very simple. You just need to take 15 minutes out of your week for meal preparations for your pup. Over the past couple of years I found myself really looking forward to days where I could cook for my dogs. The more I got interested in it, I found myself taking the time researching and getting lost in time through learning about advanced dog nutrition. That’s why I ultimately started my dog treat business. I have come to that point in life where I feel very confident to say the dog food industry needs to step up their game!
Spent a four day getaway at Ware River. My dog tagged along for the adventure. Took her on a little kayaking trip on the river. Y’all we had so much fun! Here are some awesome memories I got to share with my dog, Ariel.
So I’ve just started watching the movie Darling Companion while relaxing with my pup. Has any one seen it? It looks like a dog gone good movie! If you haven’t seen it, add it to your watch list. You can download the Crackle movie app and watch it for free!
We are in Ware River & decided to take baby Ariel!
My little nugget enjoying the pool life! 4 days of adventure for this pup!
It’s official, we are in production! Kick up your paws and cool off with these single-ingredient dog treats.
Made from 100% watermelon 🍉 These treats are packed with plenty of vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial for your dog’s health, and they’re made of 92 percent water, so they can be especially refreshing on a hot day. Watermelon is full of beneficial nutrients that are healthy for dogs, including potassium and vitamins A, B6, and C. It is also high in fiber, which is good for digestion. Although watermelon contains sugar, the fiber content in the fruit insulates the sugar and prevents it from being released into the bloodstream too quickly. It’s also a source of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that may help prevent cancer.Watermelon is low in calories, low in sodium, fat free, and cholesterol free, which makes it a healthier choice than many store-bought treats. Being made of about 92 percent water, this fruit can be a good source of hydration and an especially refreshing treat on a hot day.
Should You Let Your Dog Sleep With You?
Sure! You are possibly over the moon about your new puppy and happy that you finally have her home for the first time. If only she felt the same way as you do, your puppy obviously will realize that coming home with you is one of the best things she could ever experience.
Contrary to this exciting feeling of a new dog at home, you must have heard severally from people that your pet should have her own space maybe around the floor, a crate, or better still a bed. Sometimes, maybe a gated area or playpen that is split into a potty pad compartment and a sleeping area will serve the dog better, instead of having a dog with the possibility of relieving herself on your bed, which may turn out a bad habit.
Also, the polyphasic nature of sleeping by dogs coupled with the fact that they are light-sleepers (since they are always alert for sound) has been shown to reduce the quality of sleep people who sleep with dogs tend to get.
Whatever the case may be, sleeping with your dog (particularly one that is well-behaved) is likely to comfort you, delight your dog, and this enhances the bond between you and your dog. Also, co-sleeping with your dog has a lot of benefits even though modern culture seems to pay more attention to the negative perspective of co-sleeping with dogs instead of the benefits.
There are mental and physical benefits such as increasing the amount of time you have to spend with your dog, increasing the sense of companionship and comfort your dog provides you.
Besides the general benefits that come with co-sleeping, several surveys have shown that the majority of dog owners have at least two to three reasons why they prefer their dogs to sleep with them on the bed. Some reasons gathered include:
Benefits to Dog Owners
• Dogs are Warm: As a matter of fact, dogs have a body temperature about 3-6 degrees higher than human, and so, it just may feel good to sleep close to a dog on a cold night since they can be an efficient means of getting the bed warm. Such practices like this brought the term “three dog night” in Canadian Maritime Provinces where nights were usually very cold, and it was a standard practice to keep dogs around you on your bed to keep you warm.
• Dogs Help Us to Relax: Others claim that when they have a dog lie beside them, the rhythmic breathing of the dog can help to lull them to sleep easily. Also, a dog around their bed helps to increase the flow of oxytocin, also known as cuddle chemical – a hormone that is associated with affection, happiness, relaxation, trust, and psychological stability.
• A Feeling of Safety: Some on the other hand claim that sleeping with a dog beside them helps them to feel safe and gives them a sense of protection irrespective of the size of their dog, especially when they lie in a dark room alone. “With your light-sleeping canine right by your side, she will alert you of anything out of the ordinary around your home, so you have little or nothing to worry throughout the night.”
Benefits to Dogs
• It Makes Dogs Happy: Some have this to say that they notice some feeling of happiness from their dogs ever since they allowed their dogs to join them on the bed.
• They Want to Stretch Out: Most dog beds are designed to suit circle or curled sleepers. But where your dog doesn’t like the doughnut form of her bed as she lies down for the evening rest, she definitely will seek an alternative. Such alternatives may be the owner’s mattress which offers somewhat like a rectangular real estate for a long, large-breed limbs dogs to fully stretch out.
• They Enjoy the Thread Count: While most dog’s bed covers are designed and made for ease of cleaning and not for luxury, many dogs somehow manage to recognize good quality linens especially when they lie on one. So, finding one on your bed is the easiest way to tell themselves that they know that the Egyptian cotton is where their butt belongs.
Bottom Line: Letting Your Dog a on the Bed is Your Choice!
Research studies have concluded that even though the society may not currently buy the idea or regard co-sleeping with your dog in the best light, due to some of the many benefits, you may gain as an individual, there is no need for unnecessary concern and alarm.
If it is your choice to allow your dog on your bed with you, case closed! That’s your choice, as simple as that, and no one should have you to defend this choice and decision.
But where your dog is already accustomed to sleeping on your bed with you, and you abruptly evict her, it is most likely that she would wish to speak up so that you can understand the feeling. But in most cases, a slight behavioral modification will be required to convince her that bedtime arrangements and allocation have other alternatives that should be accepted at any point in time.