Friday, February 18, 2011

Silly Leash Laws

Smash is not a huge fan of leashes since he gets to spend most of his time running free on a farm. However when he goes to town or on hikes in public parks he is always on his leash. He runs to the truck when he sees you get the leash out and looks forward to the ride.

He also loves to go hike with kids. he is always very good when he knows a kid is holding the leash. He wont pull or try to run unless there is a very pesky squirrel or chipmunk around.

So Smash will have to say this leash law required only those over 18 to hold the leash is very silly. He would reccomend more dog training and less silly dog laws.

read the articel and you decide:

Then hit the link on the sidebar to learn how to train a dog to walk on a leash.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Congratulations to Sutter

Thanks to Jerry Brown for choosing a rescue dog for the new first dog. Sutter looks like he is going to have fun living at the governor's mansion.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Smash Break dancing in the snow

During the last big snow, Smash enjoyed having us all outside playing whit him. He got so excited while we were sledding that he would lay on his back and squirm around like he was making snow angels.

See the video here:

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Reading to dogs

Sometimes children are a little intimidated when they are learning to read. They don't like to read aloud to adults for fear of making a mistake and being judged harshly for the mistake. Dogs however are totally non judgmental and make excellent reading partners. Have you child practice reading to a dog. Dog's love the attention and the stories and the kids will learn to enjoy reading in a non judgmental environment.

Here are some books you might want to read to a dog: Dog Books for Children