Kitty is Skitty No More

Kitty the INDog was wary around other dogs. She was scared, and showed stress signs such as licking of lips, tail tucked under, flattened ears, shrill barking and pulling the other way.  A dog’s first instinct to fear, and other stresses, is to run away. A dog will never bite the first time around. He…

BOOM! BANG!

Dogs can hear a wider range of frequencies than humans, and can pick up sounds that are four times further away than what we can. Fireworks can be SCARY for your dog. Common stress signs in dogs include licking lips, whale eyes, tail tucked under, pacing, hiding, drooling, shivering, barking, elimination and destructive behavior. Read…

Tails in Trains! Rajdhani Edition

Deciding to move was easy. Figuring out how was hard.We considered 3 options: airplane, car and train. Air India is the only airline transporting dogs. (Jet Airways used to!) However, Ginger was not crate-trained, and we thought she would be very stressed alone, in the crate, and in cargo for those few hours. Driving down…

Bowie and Stella – Playing to their Strengths

Taking on multiple dogs at once can be fun and productive, but also chaotic. But in the case of Bowie and Stella, I think it was pretty great! 🙂 Bowie and Stella are two adult rescues from Wings of Love, Kuwait. Yes, they were rescued from Kuwait and rehomed here in Baltimore. While neither dog…

Giving Mulligan an ‘Escape’

I had the fun opportunity to pet-sit 3-month old boxer-mix, Mulligan. I haven’t been a 24/7 puppy parent in a while, and this was certainly a great experience! Mulligan is easily startled by new sounds and objects. It’s very critical that we socialize him in the right way so that he grows up to be a…

‘Designer Dog’ Tilly

Designer dogs, or hybrids, are intentionally planned crosses between two purebred dogs. Despite not being officially recognized by the AKC, Designer dogs are extremely popular because of their good looks! Our designer dog is Tilly! She’s a Cavachon, a hybrid of the Bichon Frise and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Designer dogs were bred to combine the two…