Top 5 Ways Being a Vet Prepared Me for Parenthood

It took me a good decade, but I can finally say I think I’m getting this motherhood thing figured out. It was not intuitive for me, not easy or instantly amazing the way it was when I brought home my … Continue reading

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Are Some Dogs Pessimists, or Are They Just Being Realistic?

Few phrases trigger my skepticism (which some claim is overactive anyway) like the words “a study says …” Those three words are used as cover for more spectacular levels of pseudo-scientific BS than anything else, with the possible exception of … Continue reading

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I take back everything I’ve said about writing being fun and easy

There is nothing that will make you gain an appreciation for a creative process more than attempting to do it yourself. You know, like those people who scoff at the museum and say, “A kid could do that!” and then … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: HOUSE TRAINING A PUPPY MEANS BEING A HELICOPTERING PET PARENT

A fundamental rule of house training a puppy successfully and quickly is that you should know at all times exactly where your puppy is – which isn’t difficult, since there are really only three places the puppy should ever be … Continue reading

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I’m Considering Being a Dog Walker? Information from Dog Walkers and People Who Have Hired Them Before?

Hello, good day/night. I am seventeen years old visiting family in the Rancho Cucamonga area in California and have a lot of free time and am in need of money. I have been around dogs most of my life and … Continue reading

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My House Trained Dog is Being Stubborn?

We have a house trained 2 year old dog. She has always been really good about going potty outside and every morning and evening I let her out. She knows the command "lets go potty". All of a sudden when … Continue reading

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