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Hello, Beautiful! Welcome to The Family

Six Secrets to a Socialized Dog

The One 'Trick' You Need To Teach Your Dog: Targeting

Rosa's 2 yr "Gotcha Day" in Photos

Love Is In The Air This Valentine's!

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Hello, Beautiful! Welcome to The Family

  Today I’m sharing that even though this has been a very sad and tragic year for Trendy Pet, there is still hope on the horizon.   Keira our beloved black Labradoodle succumbed to cancer in late Jan. Saying goodbye to her is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about her, talk to her and pray to her for peace and guidance. I know she is by my side every waking moment. I had no idea how hard it would be to say goodbye to...

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Six Secrets to a Socialized Dog

Is Your Dog Socialized? One day while observing the dog park you stop and realize your dog is a bully. Why is it that she runs after the other dogs while alternating nipping at their legs and barking loudly? You ask yourself, “Why isn’t my dog socialized”? You’re thinking… “Why should I even call her over, she’s not going to come to me even if I do.” You’re embarrassed, right? I bet you’re thinking- “Hmmm. When is she going to grow up? She’s four years old now, and I thought those behaviors would be gone by now. I’ve put up...

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The One 'Trick' You Need To Teach Your Dog: Targeting

Targeting, The Amazing “Trick” of Dog Training I have never heard of targeting before. I will be the first to admit that my dogs only know the basics when it comes right down to it. They walk happily on a leash, sit, lay, come, leave it, play games and of course "shake". I'm still  trying to figure out why we train that skill, I guess we want our pets to have good human etiquette too :-) There are obviously so many reasons to have a well-trained dog. Elaborating on all the reasons why is not the purpose of this post,...

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Rosa's 2 yr "Gotcha Day" in Photos

Time sure fly's when you're having fun! Rosa's Gotcha Day. Rosa has certainly brought love, joy and FUN into our lives in 2 short years! Happy Gotcha Day Rosa!! Rosa doesn't come without a few hiccups, though... for example, when she's stressed she pants and I mean pants ALOT! Notice the pictures and the tongue? Her eyelashes speak volumes... Her eyes are warm your heart... Rosa has a best friend, Aidan. He's a rescue too. Luckily, they have an opportunity to play almost every day. They play until one drops from fatigue and they usually drop side by side. A little...

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Love Is In The Air This Valentine's!

Love Is In The Air Grace is the newest addition to our Doodle family and we love her beyond measure. I couldn't resist and I made her a Valentine Heart hat for her first holiday! She is fluff wrapped up in a Doodle heart! Needless to say, she is a love bug and holds a very special place in our hearts this Valentines Day! She's a bundle of fur and bursting with energy. What fun for our family to have a new puppy to add to our brood. Valentine's Day is a fun day for the entire family. Children, parents,...

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