Monday, October 23, 2006

Home Made dog treat recipe

Since Smash had been such a good dog lately, his grandmother made him some treats.
She used 1 cup of whole-wheat flour, 1 cup of corn meal, 1 bullion cube, 1 package of yeast, 1 cup of chicken broth and 1 egg. She stirred the yeast into ¼ cup of warm chicken broth and let set for about 10 minutes. She placed the bullion cube in the remaining chicken broth and let it dissolve. When she was ready to mix, she placed the flour and cornmeal in a bowl and made a well in the middle. She poured in the yeast broth and bullion broth and added the egg. She beat it together and formed a dough ball. She rolled it out between two pieces of wax paper. When the paper became sticky, she sprinkle plain flour beneath the dough and rolled out the dough to ¼” thick. She used some of Smash’s favorite cookie cutters to cut shapes. She baked at 300degrees for 45 minutes. She turned off the oven and let them stay a few minutes longer to make them crisp like Smash likes them. This recipe makes 24 treats for Smash. She places them in an airtight container and Smash is rewarded for about two weeks for good behavior.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Pet costumes

Making Pet costumes

Dressing up for Halloween is a long standing tradition. The scary costumes are what I remember most form my childhood trick or treating days.

So, this year, don't forget your pet costumes when you get dressed up to go out.

I expect Smash will continue to use his dog costume. It is a pretty effective disguise. Who would suspect that I have an ogre living on my farm.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Potty Training dogs

While Smash is an outdoor dog, many people prefer to keep their dogs indoors with them. In fact, if you have a dog for security purposes, you need him sleeping by your bed.

The guys at Sit Stay Fetch have an excellent book on How to House Train your Dog. But if you just want the basics, see my article at:

Or, if you have human toddler that needs to be potty trained see our blog at