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How to Teach a Dog to Pose Perfectly for Pictures - Poses with Dogs

dogs holidays training Jan 12, 2021

See how I got my dog to sit at a candlelit dinner with me and get some great ideas for your own doggy photo shoot. National Dress up Your Pet Day is January 14th 2021. Dog photography is a great bonding experience for you and your dog!

I had a lot of fun taking all of these pictures with my dog, Jasper! He looks so cute in a tie, does he not? Drop by on YouTube and give my video a "like" - it really helps me out a lot. Thank you!

Do NOT light a candle in front of your dog. This dog is highly trained for this trick.

 Enjoy, and remember to create lasting memories every day!

♥ Heather

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Will 2021 Be Better or Worse?

holidays Dec 31, 2020

Are you feeling anything less than optimistic? Then I have some words to pick you up :)

2019 was far from great. I told myself “2020 will be my best year yet!” with much enthusiasm. Well… as far as events go, this hasn’t been a great year, but for my self-development and healing – it has! I’ve learned so much about myself and others. I’ve met some true, TRUE, friends – the kind I’ve always dreamed of.

2020 may not have been my “best year yet”, but it has been the best year I’ve had in a while (and the best is yet to come!). That should be our goal for every year that follows – to be our best year yet! You see, it’s not about what happens in the world around us that determines whether we have a good...

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Merry Christmas from Pet Lover's Passion!

holidays Dec 24, 2020

Hello Pet Lovers!

I wish you the very best of what Christmas brings - hope, new life, and many blessings! Remember - Jesus is the reason for the season! I'll see you in the new year!

Remember to keep your holiday treats out of reach from your pets. Enjoy time with your family and spread the cheer and joy this season brings! Be a light!

Love,

Heather

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Gift Ideas for Your Pet-Loving Friends this Holiday Season

The season of giving has come again! (Honestly, we should be giving year-round :)

You may be wondering what to give some of the people on your list... especially the animal fanatics!

Well I may have some solutions for you on this page...

(The links below are affiliate links, which means I get a commission if you buy from these links. I work very hard to bring you free pet training tips and advice, so please consider using my links if you're going to buy from these companies. Thank you!)

 

Your dog deserves this!

Woof Blankets turns your cat or dog's photo into a piece of art and prints it on a blanket! This will make a great keepsake gift that will be cherished by your loved one for years to come!

Give the gift of a Woof Blankets customized, hand-drawn blanket or custom canvas art piece featuring...

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How to Calm an Anxious Dog on Halloween Night

dogs holidays Oct 30, 2020

"(Doorbell) - Trick or Treat!" Your dog runs behind the sofa and barks, hackles raised... does this scene sound familiar?

How about Fido quivering under the bed?

If your dog has similar reactions to trick-or-treaters, I have some helpful advice. Let's dig in:

  • Give your dog calming supplements starting a few days prior to Halloween.
  • Give your dog plenty of exercise the day prior and the day of the festivities. This will release any pent-up anxiety and help your dog be more calm when the trick-or-treaters come out.
  • Make sure your dog's collar and tags are on well before the festivities, in the event he or she were to escape the house.
  • Give your dog at least two durable, food-filled toys to chew on to keep her mind off of all else once the festivities begin.
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Halloween Festivities - Is Dressing Up Your Dog Really a Good Idea?

cats dogs holidays Oct 28, 2020

Should People Dress Up Pets for Halloween?

Sure, it's cute, but have you thought about how they feel about it?

I think dressing up a pet who has been trained to accept wearing things using positive reinforcement (praise & positive associations) is acceptable for photo ops, as long as they're not showing any signs of stress or humiliation.

For animals, playing "dress up" is very unnatural and uncomfortable. We must take caution and look out for their mental and emotional well-being.

Dressing up certain animals with aggressive tendencies can exacerbate the problem, as stress causes these animals to snap.

Dressing up shy or fearful animals can make their anxiety worse.

Taking any dog out in public while wearing a costume can cause major communication problems. What I mean is,...

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