Here are my photos of dogs riding motorcycles… at fast speeds on highways! I never thought I’d see this in person… but I did. If you’re considering riding with your dog on the motorcycle, please also consider a dog motorcycle carrier of some sort, dog goggles, and a dog helmet. Or a motorcycle dog trailer — like my friend uses when motorcycling with her two large dogs! (See pictures here.)
Everything from dogs doing things that humans do… to making sense of your dog’s behavior (like tail wagging and barking) in a way that we humans can understand. There are lots of ways we tend "humanize" our pets and treat them like children! Did you know that you can safely dye your dog’s hair? And feed your dog human foods? And teach your dog English? (My dog understands more than 80 words… and he can spell!) See if you have one of the most intelligent dog breeds or not. What about motorcycling with your dog… have you tried it? Does your dog watch TV? Do you know your dog’s “true” age? (It’s not just about multiplying by 7.) Wondering if your dog would be a good service dog or companion animal? We've even got some tax deductions that you can take for being a dog owner -- much like tax deductions you can take for children! All good things to know for first time dog owners.
These are actual tax deductions, as quoted by people ‘in the know’ who share their advice about tax write-offs, as they relate to dogs. (Including dog foster parents, dog breeders, guard dog owners, Instagram influencers, and more!) Most of us cannot deduct our dogs or any expenses associated with them on our IRS tax returns. But that doesn’t stop people from trying! Lots of funny dog write-off stories here, too.
Want to dye your dog’s fur a different color? The safest dog hair dye is food coloring (juice from colorful foods or organic food coloring). Here’s how to dye dog hair yourself at home — without making your pet uncomfortable… or sick!
Here is the best list of foods you should AVOID giving to your dog (human foods that are poisonous or toxic to dogs) + Foods that you CAN give to your dog (human food safe for dogs) — according to pet experts. Plus, what you should know if you decide to offer table scraps and other people foods to your dog at some point.
Do you love your dog?… Do you love your dog enough to marry him — or her? Lots of people have married their pets… here’s the latest buzz about pet weddings.
Canine intelligence & dog language: The words and commands from human language that a dog knows. Here are the phrases my dog understands and what they mean.
Have you ever wondered if your dog is actually watching TV with you? The fact is dog eyesight is different from human eyesight, so dogs see images on television differently than we do.
It’s amazing how many dog & people similarities really do exist. That’s right, for many of the things that we do as humans, there’s an equivalent behavior in the dog world. Here are lots of interesting similarities between dogs and people.
Did you know that dog age is actually influenced by your dog’s breed and size? That’s right, there’s much more to it than just multiplying by 7 to get your dog’s age in human years. Here is a much more accurate way to determine dog age.
This video shows 3 wagging dog tail behaviors that your dog may display. Once you recognize these 3 tail wagging behaviors, start paying attention to whether your dog wags his tail to the right or the left. Each way means something different.
Have you ever wanted your dog to be more human? Try teaching him this trick. Also another cool trick to teach your dog.
If you’ve always thought that your dog would make a good therapy dog, here are some things to think about — plus a listing of the requirements for dogs and owners to become volunteers and therapy dogs.
Just who did we buy those expensive pillows for anyway?… We recently invested in a new set of down pillows for our master bedroom. They were very expensive. Aside from the fact that we allow our dog on our bed — though we didn’t used to — we’re now finding that he uses our new pillows all the time!
My husband and I have resorted to SPELLING various words around our dog in order to talk about certain things in his presence, without him knowing it. The idea: If we spell it, he won’t hear that magic word that gets him all riled up in anticipation of whatever it is. Wrong!…
Check out the following pictures of dog flowers. Some are made with REAL flowers. Others were created by placing a real dog behind a painted picture of a flower.Both are fun!
With as little as 1 ounce of your dog’s fur — acquired when brushing your pet — Furever Creations will spin that fur into a personalized item of your choosing. What better way to memorialize your beloved dog?
A study of dogs has revealed that a dog wags its tail to the left when they are fearful or anxious. A dog wags its tail to the right when they are attracted to something or happy. See a video of a dog’s tail-wagging behavior and view details of the study here.
How smart is your dog? Have you ever ‘tested’ your pet in order to obtain some kind of measure of your dog’s intelligence level? Now you can. Here are 7 quick & easy tests that you can do with your dog to see how ‘smart’ your pet is. They’re FUN, too!
A classic from the archives… all I really need to know I learned from my dog.
Ever wonder what dogs would do different if they ruled the world? Here’s how a dog sees life and recommendations from a big dog to a little dog at ‘Dog School’.
Is yours the smartest dog in the world?… If it’s an Australian Cattle Dog, Rottweiler, Papillon, Labrador Retriever, Shetland Sheepdog, Doberman Pinscher, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Poodle, or Border Collie then it might be! But not if you have a Shih Tzu, Basset Hound, Mastiff, Pekingese, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Chow Chow, Bulldog, Basenji, or an Afghan Hound.
Dogs really are amazing!…
It takes a fairly smart dog to grasp the concept of playing cards, let alone the game of Poker.
My dog just turned a year old and he’s STILL not lifting his leg to pee. Yep, he squats like girl!… Now what’s with that???
You’ve heard about the Mother Mary appearing in odd and unique places all across the world, right? And the face of Jesus appears now and again in strange places, too. But who knew in this day & age that Jesus would actually appear on the behinds of dogs across the country???
Sadie has been doing this for years… riding on the back of an ATV 4-wheeler while plowing snow.
You’ve heard for years that to figure a dog’s age in ‘dog years’ you should just add 7 to each year that your dog has been alive. That should give you the human equivalent of your dog’s age. Wrong!
Watch this dog escape — by herself — from a basement when all the doors and windows are closed and the owners are away at work.
Here’s a Siberian Husky dog that can sing…
Does your dog match your personality? Or complement it? It’s said that Type A people usually do better with Type B dogs. Here’s how to tell which type your dog is…
Maggie was featured on Animal Planet for her counting skills.
Whether he spends most of the trip enjoying the great outdoors from the luxury of a baby-backpack…
Check out these popular human gadgets & accessories that they’ve scaled down and made chewable… just for dogs! Here are some adorable dog toys that closely resemble human things.
Do you know how to scratch your dog’s itches? We’ve noticed that each of our dogs has a ‘sweet spot’… that one place that makes their day anytime it gets scratched. Here’s more about our dogs’ sweet spots…
Can your dog talk? One thing’s for sure… These dogs can speak enough of the English language to say one thing very clearly: ‘I love Mama’.
These dogs speak a variety of ‘real’ words…