Puppy Play Date

When I woke up this past Sunday Sheba seemed to be lagging a little more than usual. So I thought to myself, what could I do to make her feel better? My first thought was to go over to one of my girlfriend’s houses that also has a dog. Sheba has always loved playing with other dogs whenever she see’s them, I just hadn’t had a puppy play date in awhile so I forgot how much fun they were! It was great for not only me, but for my girlfriend’s yellow lab as well. They had so much fun exploring together, and finding different things in the backyard. I was able to catch up with her, and really had a very eventful day. Even William was also able to come with his busy superstar sports schedule and hangout with the dogs!

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This can be a fun activity to not only get you outside of the house, but to also get your dog active and happy again. She even made some sandwiches for us to eat for lunch, which was great! The French bread she had for the sandwiches made my tongue yell in happiness.  So don’t forget that your dog can be just as social as you are the next time you’re looking to do something :)! You might be surprised at how much fun you have.

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The Brew City that I Love

I was recently contacted by a friend in the pet blogging community about an awesome sharing opportunity online.  DogVacay has started a photo sharing campaign to find out how your dog represents your city and interests.

I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for Sheba to show how she represents our city and interests and I thought it was the perfect time to exemplify how much I love Milwaukee. It just seemed like such a cute and fun idea that I couldn’t pass up while thinking about all of the ideas and possibilities from even other cities!

Milwaukee is not only a big brew town, but also a town driven by sports and enthusiastic people! Just from the lake and breweries  it isn’t hard to fall in love quickly. Sheba enjoys when I walk her all over the city, or take her on the lake. Though I think she is the biggest fan of basketball. Whenever William plays around with one, him and Sheba always have the best time, which is why I dressed her up in a Milwaukee Bucks jersey.

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I know what you’re thinking (isn’t she the cutest thing). I think it reflects her pride for her city, and team! DogVacay really has done an awesome job in helping me attain a pet sitter when I’am out of town, especially in the Milwaukee area. If you live in Milwaukee, or you’re trying to find someone then I would do a quick search here!

The Dog Tip on Food

Since having Sheba I have learned that dogs can be a major expense in your life. However, that is no need to discourage someone from getting one! I have found that dog treats in the morning are a cost effective way of saving money instead of buying large dog food bags. At night I will feed, which has been keeping her hungry and healthy. You have to find out what kind your dog will like in my opinion and how much food they consume. But remember to keep them healthy and up whenever they eat! It could turn into a successful and long life for your pup!

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We did this food strategy with my dog growing up (a beautiful mixed lab named Champion, and she made it 18 years!) Imagine your dog making it that long and I know you’ll be happy!

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The Start of Something New

With the sun out, and summer in full frontal, I’ve been seeing very cute boys. I don’t think too much about dating now that I have William, but I think its time I put myself back out there.

It appears that every time I walk my dog I can’t help, but look at all the handsome other men in the park. I never knew it was a requirement if you had a dog! I don’t usually run with Sheba too much, but she might have to start if I’m going to meet one of these guys!

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photo credit: love.allwomenstalk.com

Give the Dog a Bone

I always enjoy doing things for Sheba to keep her happy, and healthy. This time I decided to make some dog treats for her that she had to love.

I obviously was scrimmaging through pinterest, and came across the recipe. It seemed simple enough, and entertaining to make as well. I also was pleased to have a helper! William was extremely excited when I asked him to make the treats. It was nice to make them together, and Sheba loved them!

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Try to find your own recipe on pinterest.

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Photo credit (food cut outs): homemadehippiness.blogspot.com/

Lesson Learned

Sheba has always been a great dog, but I always thought that she had more to learn. I didn’t want to hire a trainer, or take part in the expense. In learning about other dog training exercises, I’ve personally learned that this one works the best.

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A lot of dog owners sleep with their canines so that they know whose boss. Well the trick is to do this, but in a much more confined space when learning manners. So I locked Sheba and I in the bathroom, to show her that she needs to listen to me. We were in there for hours and when we came out she understood when to come, sit, lay, etc.… It was truly beneficial to the both of us, and I personally think you should test it with your dog if they are having behavioral problems.

It is a learning curve, but one that soothes them as well. If you have the time I fully recommend trying this trick out!